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Bundaberg Queensland

A perfect location to feast on delicious agricultural produce and start a journey to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.


At a Glance

The Bundaberg region 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.

When many Australians hear Bundaberg, beverages comes in mind, of root beers, ginger ale and ciders. In fact, the famous brewing company Bundaberg is based in the Queensland town of Bundaberg. The region around Bundaberg has rich fertile soil and great irrigation provided by the abundance in rivers in the surroundings. With the addition of having access to the sea, this meant that Bundaberg have an incredible variety of produce from the earth and the sea.


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Where is Bundaberg?

 

Bundaberg is located inland on the fertile plot of land on the Burnett River in the Bundaberg North Burnett region. A small portion of the city with the famous Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is cut off to the north by the Burnett River. Near the city central by the river lies several parklands that provides exceptional space to relax and have a picnic. The fastest way to get to Bundaberg is to catch a flight from Brisbane. However, the best way may be to hire a car and go for a road trip up north along the Pacific Coast to enjoy the beautiful sceneries.


 

Things to see in Bundaberg

 

Cania Gorge National Park

Cania Gorge preserves a valuable remnant of the Brigalow Belt natural region. More than 150 different types of plant community are found in this region, including brigalow forest, eucalypt woodland, cypress pine woodland, dry rainforest and grassland. It is also home to more than 90 species of birds such as the brush-tailed rock wallabies and common bent-wings bat. You will find the Cania Gorge National Park an enjoyable experience as you admire the wildlife while taking a walk on the designated walk trails.

Cania Gorge National Park

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Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Garden has over 27 hectares of land with 10,000 varieties of trees and shrubs. It has a magnificent lake that is the habitats for 114 species of birds. The Botanic Garden has various attractions in the garden itself which are the Hinkler Hall of Aviation's, the District Historical Museum, the Australian Sugarcane and railway Museum.

Botanic Gardens

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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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Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Sunny Bundaberg, Queensland is the perfect choice for a memorable getaway. Home to Australia’s now world famous rum. Come and discover firsthand why we’re the most awarded rum distillery in the country. We’ll give you a hint it’s a combination of hard work, and loads of experience, which started way back in 1888. Just like our proud history, we’re equally proud of our revamped Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience. The moment you set foot inside you’re in for an immersive experience like no other. To be a part of the excitement, book one of our unique tours (or all of them). You’re in for an unforgettable day.

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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What's the weather like?

 

Bundaberg has a humid subtropical climate. Rainfall is more common during the summer than the winter. Bundaberg has one of the most equable climate in the world, with rather consistent temperatures. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°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 10°C.

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Get to know Bundaberg's history

 

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.

Today, Bundaberg is a tourism gateway to get to the Great Barrier Reef. It is also popular for its produce that was farmed in its fertile land. It is also notably the home to the famous beverage brand Bundaberg.