Bundaberg Rum is known and enjoyed far and wide. Why not take the time to see the Distillery where it is made? Tours are available regularly and are an experience for all your senses. They also include a free taste and the chance to buy Bundaberg Rum merchandise from the gift shop.
Visit their web site www.bundabergrum.com.au
Great Barrier Reef
Bundaberg is the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef with ready access to both Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island. Both islands are coral cays, with abundant wild life.
Take advantage of their proximity to view the reef from glass-bottomed boats, or while snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Lady Elliot Island is just a 25 minute flight from Bundaberg, for a day trip or a longer stay, while daily cruises to Lady Musgrave operate from the Town of 1770. www.1770reefcruises.com and www.ladyelliottisland.com.au
If you like ginger beer, be sure to see the Bundaberg Barrel, at the Bundaberg Ginger Beer factory for the complete Bundaberg Ginger Beer Experience.
Mon Repos Turtle Rookery
Mon Repos near Bundaberg has the largest and most accessible mainland turtle rookery on Australia’s east coast. Loggerhead, Flatback and Green turtles come ashore to nest from November to February, with hatchlings appearing 6-8 weeks later (January till March). The visitor centre has masses of turtle information and runs guided walks along the beach from November till late March. Bookings are essential, contact the Bundaberg Tourism 4153 8888 or online at bookbundabergregion.com.au.
Tours in and around Bundaberg
Burnett River Cruises on the “Bundy Belle”
Take a leisurely trip down the Burnett River on a restored classic river ferry, “The Bundy Belle” a beautifully restored river ferry, to see a different perspective of Bundaberg: the rum distillery, the bulk sugar terminal, the Port of Bundaberg, the yachts moored at the marina and trawlers unloading fresh local seafood. The Bundy Belle departs from Grunske’s Seafood Market & Takeaway. www.burnettrivercruises.com.au
Whale watching tours
Lady Musgrave Island & Coral Lagoon
Departing from Town of 1770, this day cruise will take you on board their high speed catamaran to spend 5 hours on Lady Musgrave Island, the largest coral cay on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Lady Elliott Island
Fly from Bundaberg to Lady Elliott Island for 6+ hours on the island enjoying all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
The LARC (Light Amphibious Resupply Cargo)
Discover the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse with Town of 1770’s Multi Tourism Award Winning Eco Adventure.
Dining in Bundaberg
Grunske’s By the River, 11e Petersen St, East Bundaberg serves fresh local seafood overlooking the Burnett River. Open 7 days a week, they also sell fresh seafood.
Got a hankering for fresh Mexican food? Guzman-Y-Gomez has recently opened on Bourbong St, Bundaberg, serving either dine-in or take-away meals daily.
For a casual lunch with a difference, Indulge Cafe at 80 Bourbong St may be the place to go. Open Tuesday – Saturday.
Newly opened, Riverfeast offers a unique dining experience in Bundaberg. Open from 4-10pm on Friday nightand 12 noon to 6pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. It offers a mix of international street food and retail/arts/crafts stalls to wander through. Come along and enjoy craft beers, ciders and wines while watching the sun go down over the river and listening to live music (children friendly).