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Bargara Queensland

Stunning beaches with pristine diving spot, picturesque coastlines lined with palm trees and scenic islands. Bargara has them all.


At a Glance

Bargara is located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and thus is a popular gateway to launch into the ocean to view this natural wonder of the world. The rich biodiversity in the region meant that you might be in for some treat of wonderful happenings in the natural world. For one, you can observe the wonderful cycle of life of sea turtles coming up ashore to lay their eggs and baby hatchlings trying to find their way back into the ocean at Mons Repo.

Bargara also has a subtropical climate that is similar to the iconic international holiday hotspot Hawaii. Tourists that wish to avoid the crowds in Hawaii can come to Bargara instead to enjoy their holiday with world class facilities and exciting activities. Even better than Hawaii, there are numerous pretty coral reefs near Bargara, making it a pristine spot to dive.


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Where is Bargara?

 

Bargara is a popular coastal town originally known as Sandhill. The Southern Great Barrier Reef stretches before you offering plenty to do including fishing, swimming, snorkelling and surfing. The Mon Repos Turtle Rookery provides a rare look at the endangered sea turtles during the nesting and hatching season from November to March. While the fastest way to get to Bargara from Brisbane is by plane, it may be worth driving 13km north-east from Bundaberg through lush sugarcane fields to reach Bargara. It is also easily accessible by rail and boat.


 

Things to see in Bargara

 

Mon Repos National Park

Mon Repos is the globally - significant site that you can learn different animals and the national park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. This is the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean region. Successful breeding here is critical for the survival of this endangered species.

Mon Repos National Park

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Burnett Heads “Lighthouse” Holiday Park

Such a laid back place. A peaceful location which is on the harbour, few minutes from Mon Repos and 15 minutes away from the city, this is your tranquil escape where the ocean meet the Burnett river. The Burnett Head Holiday Park is the most popular fishing paradise and pets are the most welcome.

Burnett Heads “Lighthouse” Holiday Park

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Barolin Rocks Dive Site

It is on the outskirt of Bundaberg where you can find some of the most brilliant and easy-to-access shore diving in Queensland, which give a wide variety of reef fish that included rays, turtles, sea snake, moray eels and even wobbegong sharks. The Barolin Rocks site is the is a great dive for beginners and you’re sure to leave the site with a new and exciting memories every time. This site, ready to be explored all year round, will surprise you – the fact that it’s just metres from the shore doesn’t stop it from being breathtaking.

 

Hummock Lookout

It is situated off the road to Bargara is the low - lying volcanic which offers visitors 360 good views over the whole area by been 96 metres above sea levels. We thoroughly recommend sunrise, sunset, or a night viewing for something different. You can see the east at the same time as the west, the sugar field and the Mills on the horizon. The Hummock holds an important place in local indigenous history. The Taribelang Aboriginal people were the first humans to inhabit this area. Their 'burning mountain' is the 'Sloping Hummock" of today. Paddy's Island can still be seen from the Hummock lookout today.

Hummock Lookout

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What's the weather like?

 

As with nearby areas, Bargara has a subtropical climate. Bargara has a substantial amount of rainfall throughout the year especially in Summer. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 29°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22°C with an average minimum of 12°C.

 

Get to know Bargara's history

 

Bargara is a suburb in the Bundaberg region. Bundaberg was originally inhabited by the Taribelang people. It was first visited by a convict named James Davis in 1830, then officially founded in 1867 by farmers and loggers. It slowly developed into a agricultural and port town, specialising in timber and sugar. Bert Hinkler, a pioneer in aviation, hailed from Bundaberg. He made a record-making flight from Sydney to Bundaberg in 8 and a half hours, beating a telegram he sent prior to the flight.

In recent years, Bargara has seen rapid growth, becoming attractive for retirees and tourists.