Bundaberg Travel Guide

Located on Queensland’s coast, Bundaberg is 110km north of Hervey Bay and just 4.5 hours’ drive from Brisbane. Home of the famous Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Bundaberg is also the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef with access to Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island and popular coastal towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
A vibrant country town, Bundaberg is situated along the Burnett River with beautiful historical architecture, Botanical Gardens, parks, and attractions, all within minutes from stunning beaches that meet the reef and where turtles call home.


With its combination of city conveniences and beach escapes, Bundaberg is a perfect holiday destination with easy access from the Bruce Highway when travelling north or south through Queensland. Great for romantic escapes and creating family memories, accommodation in Bundaberg offers something to suit everyone and all budgets. Incorporate a stay on the mainland and the a few nights on Lady Elliot Island to experience the best of both worlds.

See & Do

There are plenty of activities on offer in and around Bundaberg to suit all travellers. Sample top shelf rums and tour the interactive museum at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, or take to the water and snorkel amongst turtles, manta rays and colourful fish. Between November to March, you may come across turtle tracks on the shores of Mon Repos Beach as they come to next on the sandy dunes.

The region also offers great produce with famers markets selling the freshest fruit and vegetables, with a range of cafes and eateries serving tasty dishes. Explore local arts and culture, discover secluded beaches or take one of the walking trails through the sandstone wilderness of Cania Gorge National Park or the steep forested slopes of Mt Walsh National Park.