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We are the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the two closest islands are Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave. Both islands are accessible from Bundaberg.
Visit Australia’s most awarded rum distillery.
Over 130 years of rich Australian Spirit.
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Australia’s most awarded rum distillery, opened the doors to a new Visitor Experience in 2016, which showcases over 130 years of rich Australian spirit. Recently voted Australia’s Best Winery, Distillery or Brewery Experience at the Australian Tourism Awards, the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience is a must-see attraction to tick off your bucket list.
The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience has three tour offerings; the Museum Experience, the Distillery Experience and the world-first Blend Your Own Rum Experience. You can also grab a bite to eat from the Bear Garden Café & Bar.” The Bundaberg Distillery is in East Bundaberg.
From Bundaberg to the Great Barrier Reef
Lady Musgrave Experience invites you to enjoy the Southern Great Barrier Reef aboard the premier, purpose-built, 27 metres, high speed, three-level, a luxury catamaran with the friendly crew of Main Event. Departing from Bundaberg Port Marina is your chance to immerse yourself within the stunning beauty of Lady Musgrave Island and her protected, calm water, lagoon within the Reef.
Bert Hinkler – how he flew, where he lived
More than a museum – an aviation adventure! Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates the famous pioneer solo aviator and the wonders of innovation, spirit and adventure.
Comprising a soaring exhibition hall, featuring multi-media exhibits, a flight simulator, the Globe Theatre, five aircraft and the historic Hinkler House. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation in the tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens provides you with an enjoyable and interesting adventure where you and your family become part of the story.
Open from 9 am to 4 pm, seven days a week, make sure you experience the dream on your visit to Bundaberg.
Bundy Belle River Cruise
Enjoy a river cruise on the Bundy Belle
Take a leisurely tour on the beautiful Burnett River with fascinating commentary on the history of the river itself and surrounding area. (Bundy Belle 50 years ago used to carry an eclectic mix of passengers plus menagerie of animals across the waters of Moreton Bay.) Today she departs from Grunskes Seafood Market and Restaurant in East Bundaberg Phone 0427 099 009
Guaranteed Sightings! Whale Watching Bundaberg.
Experience this annual spectacular departing Bundaberg Port Marina aboard the luxurious, 3 levels, high-speed catamaran Main Event.
Informative commentary and 360-degree viewing decks ensure you get an uninterrupted view of these magnificent animals and an experience of a lifetime. Contact Lady Musgrave Experience 07 4151 5225
Over 10,000 plants in the Botanic Gardens
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens cover 27 hectares of land and feature over 10,000 plants from Australia and other parts of the world. Visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation which celebrates the life and achievements of pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler. Visit the grand plantation house the Fairymead House Sugar History Museum. The Bundaberg Historical Museum lets you explore the good old days, and the children will love a ride in a train carriage hauled by the authentic cane loco. The Gardens are in North Bundaberg.
Award-winning distillery for you to visit
Born out of the cane fields in Australia's Rum capital Bundaberg, Kalki Moon is the region’s A distilling company. Founded by former Bundaberg Rum Master Distiller Rick Prosser, Kalki Moon is a 100% family-owned and operated company focusing on quality over quantity. This International award-winning distillery is open seven days and conducts free guided mini-tours with complimentary tastings. It’s at 22 Commercial Street. www.kalkimoon.com
Food with a View
Enjoy seafood and your view of the Burnett River at Grunskes
Enjoy your meal and enjoy the view.
Club Bargara has panoramic views of the ocean and Kelly’s Beach. Visitors are welcome. The Bistro is open every day for lunch and dinner.
Just across the road from the Pacific Ocean is Kacys at Bargara Beach. Top food and wines to impress.
Open every day is Rick’s Restaurant and Bar on the Esplanade at Bargara. Gentle ocean breezes during the day and live music weekend nights.
In Bundaberg East you can’t beat the view of the river at Grunskes Seafood Restaurant. Open 7 days a week. Enjoy prawns, bugs, crabs, fish, oysters.
It’s worth a visit to the Port Marina and Baltimore Restaurant and Bar overlooking the river and the boats. The perfect spot for lunch or dinner and a “Sundowner”.
Our beautiful beaches
Bargara and Mon Repos are not our only terrific beaches. Spread out along the coast is a succession of beaches where visitors and locals go to relax and unwind.
Between each of the beaches are volcanic rocks, remnants of the small volcano, The Hummock.
The southernmost beach, at the mouth of the Elliott River and surrounded by cane and small crop farms, Elliott Heads is 18 km from the city, with access via Elliott Heads road.
Barolin Rocks, three metres off the point is a miniature reef wonderland with coral and marine life, great for snorkelling and diving.
Coral Cove located between Innes Park and Elliott Heads, had its beginnings in the early 90s when the Coral Cove residential and country-club estate was launched.
Coral Cove’s coast is rocky, with a diving area to a fringing reef. The International Golf and Country Club has two to four-bedroom rental villas, swimming pools and tennis courts.
On the northern side of the Burnett River with 16kms of sandy beach, Moore Park beach is perfect for swimming, walking or fishing and patrolled in summer. There’s a Tavern Servo, Supermarket, Chemist and parklands with access to a great 4WD track.
Visit a Barrier Reef Island
A pleasant boat trip from Port Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labelled it one of the seven natural wonders of the world. These islands are within reach of Bundaberg.
Lady Musgrave is a unique coral cay and lagoon.
Sheltered crystal clear waters offer spectacular snorkelling and coral viewing – try your hand at scuba diving.
The Lady Musgrave Experience leaves from Bundaberg’s Port Marina. Phone 07 4151 5225.
Heron Island - a Marine National Park Off the coast of Gladstone is a true coral cay framed by white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with colourful marine life.
Lady Elliot Island is a smooth 25-minute flight from Bundaberg Airport for your day trip or stay longer in the variety of accommodation – reef units right on the beach, family suites and eco-cabins.