Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:1 November 2016
If you’re of a mind to spend some time in Queensland and want a destination with character, a rich history, and plenty of attractions and things to do, then Bundaberg should be at the top of your list.
Average Winter Temps: 22.5℃
Traditional Land of: Kalki People
This subtropical land of sugar cane fields is a welcoming locale with just the right combination of attractions and activities to dazzle your sense and delight your spirit.
Are you a big fan of beaches and water activities? Then the 20 kilometres of beach to the north of the city – an expanse of golden paradise you’ll remember forever – is just what you need to make your holiday a dream come true. To the east of the city is a turtle rookery, and when you get done experiencing the turtles you can head over near the Burnett River and see the area’s flying fox colony.
Nature is not the only attraction, of course. In addition to its sugar production, the town also boasts a rum facility that offers regular tours to visitors from around the world, and those same visitors can take a trip on the Sugar Cane Railway. And then there are the botanical gardens, the aviation museum, and the Alexandra Park Zoo. For those who love a good mystery, the Mystery Craters are the ideal way to spend a few hours pondering how the nearly three dozen holes were formed.
The truth is that there are few places in Queensland that offer a more robust range of things to do and see than Bundaberg. There are even cultural attractions such as the city’s theatre, cinemas, and art galleries – as well as a wide variety of art, music, and other festivals throughout the year. In short, there’s always something going on in Bundaberg to make any visitor’s trip to the area well worth the while!
- Auburn River National Park
- Burrum Coast National Park
- Coongarra Rock
- Kinkuna Section
- Mon Repos Regional Park
- Sunset Track
Attractions & Activities:
- Bundaberg Rum Distillery
- Mon Repos Turtle Express
- Sightseeing Tour
- Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
- Hinkler Hall of Aviation
- Baldwin Swamp Environment Park
- Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex
- Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
- Bundaberg Zoo
- Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
- Burnett River Cruises - Day River Cruises
- Bundaberg Railway Museum
- Fairymead House Sugar Museum
- Sharon Gorge Nature Park
- Scuba & Snorkelling
- The Moncrieff Theatre
- Promisedland Cordalba State Forest
- See the Mystery Craters
Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park
If you’re looking for a camping experience with a modern flare, Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park is the place for you! This camp site offers a full range of lodging options, including cabins and camping sites, as well as caravan and camper slabs. The grounds offer ensuite options for those who want a little more luxury, or shared facilities for those looking to stay even closer to nature. Everything is thoroughly modern, clean, and fit for singles, couples, and families with children. There’s even a play area of the little ones, camp kitchen, and barbecue areas, and the entire campground is protected with a boom gate and CCTV!
$34/night 2 persons, additional charges apply for each additional person
Riverdale Caravan Park
Bundaberg North, Queensland
This shaded and serene campground has everything you need when you want to get away from it all. With a guest laundry, barbecue area, and other amenities, this can be the perfect place to bring your caravan or camper and rest your bodies after an adventurous day in town or at any of the other attractions in the area.
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Big4 Cane Village Holiday Park
If you’re tired of campgrounds with few facilities and only grass and logs for seating, then this park is the solution. With two barbecue kitchens and plenty of seating opportunities, you’ll feel right at home. There are televisions, refrigerators, and microwaves – because, after all, the fact that you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little comfort! There’s also a pool (with salt water!) and a playground for the children.
Prices as low as $39/night for 2 persons
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:
Bundaberg Park Lodge
For a budget family option that has a surprising array of amenities, the Park Lodge has what you need. There’s a shaded area, a swimming pool, a play site with recreational equipment, and a barbeque area with a roof. Best of all, your animal friends are welcome too!
Prices begin at $20/night unpowered’ $25/night powered sites