You will find the Bundaberg is a real contrast to the coastal towns in Queensland. You’ll discover rugged gorges, imposing mountain ranges, serene rural views, the Burnett River and numerous townships along the way offering real country hospitality.
You can camp in a National Park, go bushwalking, fish in the many dams, enjoy fresh produce from numerous roadside stalls or step back in time at a historical museum.
And if you a beach bum we have you covered too, with almost 100km stretch of stinger-free coastline you can sit back and chill out with the sand between you toes. Bundaberg itself is only 15km away from the nearest beach at Bargara. Between each of the beaches are volcanic rocks, which are remnants of a small cinder cone volcano called “The Hummock” which you can drive right to the top of. It’s the highest point in Bundaberg making it a great lookout – you can see the city, the coast and the country.
THINGS TO DO IN BUNDABERG
Bundaberg is also a great place to find rural work as the township services around 25 villages and farming catchments. Finding work can be hard so make sure you check out our Jobs page for more information about what kind of work is available and what seasons are best to look for work.
Embrace your inner Queenslander and get into drinking rum! Aussies love their Bundy Rum and are very proud that its brewed right here in Queensland. Whether you’re a rum drinker or not, when in Rome right?! You can take a tour around the distillery and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Bundaberg is a top choice for our many sea turtles that come ashore and lay their eggs here every year. It’s amazing to witness and there are many volunteer programs available if you’re into conservation work. After an adult female sea turtle nests, she returns to the sea, leaving the eggs within the nest to develop on their own and watching them hatch simply amazing!
Who doesn’t enjoy a FREE day out and being surrounded by pretty plants? Bundaberg’s Botanic Gardens are a great place to take a picnic and learn about the Australian bush. Take a stroll through the gardens whilst soaking up the Queensland sun, find a spot in the shade for lunch and crack open a bundy rum 😉