Bundaberg is the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This town is on the Burnett River. There are spectacular historic buildings to explore and delicious fresh produce to enjoy.
Did someone mention the World’s Best Rum? Bundaberg Rum is homegrown here, and they have been brewing and winning awards for the Worlds best Rum for over 130 years.
- 24.85822, 152.34754
- Population: 43,702 (census 2016)
- Established: 1870
- Size: 95 km²
- Postcode: 4670
- Elevation: 15 metres
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Bundaberg
Bundaberg is a coastal Queensland city on the Burnett River 385 kilometres north of Brisbane.
Is Bundaberg worth visiting?
Yes, it certainly is. The Southern Great Barrier Reef has a thriving sugar cane industry, Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
Bring your swimmers to explore Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island, and extraordinary marine life.
Things to do
Nearby there are fifteen beaches, and Barara and Kelly’s beaches are family favourites and have lifesavers patrolled swimming areas.
Visitors can see the most crucial loggerhead Turtle nesting population when visiting Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Here visitors can learn about the unique sea turtles’ journey. Regional Art Gallery has local and touring art exhibitions all year round and is open seven days a week.
There is also a Sugar History Museum, Botanical Gardens and Fairymead house for visitors to explore.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef from here, and all visitors will be delighted to visit Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands. Manta Rays and turtles are familiar visitors to these waters and a highlight for anyone lucky to see them.
Is Bundaberg a nice place to live?
This region enjoys a beautiful climate, modern shopping facilities, and a host of stunning natural destinations, and it is both relaxing and affordable.
How far is Bundaberg from the Beach?
The closes surf beach is Oaks Beach which is 17 kilometres from the heart of Bundaberg.