Tours & Attractions

The Bundaberg region is home to some of the most amazing natural attractions the southern Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The area also has a diverse economy and a rich history which has created a number of Queensland and Australia's most iconic brands and experiences. 

Lady Musgrave Experience

Experience the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef onboard the Main Event, a luxurious purpose-built, 3-level catamaran that departs from the Port of Bundaberg Marina.

The Lady Musgrave Experience team has an extensive knowledge of the reef and they will help you enjoy an immersive experience of one of the world’s great natural wonders.

  • Day tours to Lady Musgrave include gourmet catering using local produce and activities include snorkeling, diving, glass-bottom boat, turtle-viewing (seasonal), and island tour. Note: Some activities may be in addition to standard inclusions.

  • Half-day whale watching tours are available July – November (approx.)

  • The Main Event periodically offers sunset cruises (check availability)

  • Sleep On The Reef is the ultimate southern Great Barrier Reef experience with LME teaming up with Big Cat Reality to offer an unforgettable overnight stay in one of the great wonders of the world

To book your tour, or find out more visit ladymusgraveexperience.com.au 

Lady Elliott Island

Lady Elliot Island is another spectacular destination in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The island is a coral cay and is a sanctuary for over 1200 species of marine life. Visitors can experience a beautiful unspoilt coral reef and see an amazing array of marine life including manta rays and turtles.

Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort also has excellent facilities and food options for overnight guests and day vsitors. Day trips from Bundaberg leave from Bundaberg Airport.

Book your Lady Elliott Island tour at www.ladyelliot.com.au

Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

Just next door to Bargara, Mon Repos is one of the best places in the world to witness one of nature’s best shows - the nesting and hatching of loggerhead turtles.

Nightly guided encounters conducted by park rangers run from November through to late March. During the first part of the season, the mothers come ashore to lay their eggs which hatch a few months later when the cute hatchlings make their way to the ocean.

To experience a guided turtle encounter, make a booking online through Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism or phone (07) 4153 8888. 

Alternatively, book via the Turtle Express and be picked up and dropped off here at Manta, Bargara.

Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience

See, smell, and taste your way through the process of making Australia’s most famous spirit. Distillery tours run 7 days a week.

The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Centre sells a range of standard and collectors edition rums along with souvenirs and other collectables.

Visit website:  http://www.bundabergrum.com.au/Our-Home

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are another iconic local brand. While they still make the famous ginger beer that started it all, their ever-expanding range includes a variety  of thirst-quenching flavours.

At the Bundaberg Barrel you can take the True Brew Experience Tour, learn about the brewing process on the interactive touch screens, enjoy a 3D hologram adventure in the theatre, or pick up the perfect souvenir in the gift shop.

Website: www.bundaberg.com

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens & Hinkler Hall of Aviation

The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens are spread over 27 ha and feature over 10000 trees and shrubs, a lake which provides a habitat for a range of birdlife, boardwalks, a cafe, and picnic areas.

Situated in gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a comprehensive tribute to Bundaberg’s very own aviation pioneer, Bert Hinkler. The museum features interactive and static displays and the nearby Mon Repos house – Bert Hinkler’s home which was transported from England and reconstructed by local volunteers.

Other attractions within the Botanic Gardens include:

  • Hinkler Hall of Aviation

  • Fairymead House

  • Australian Sugarcane Railway

  • Chinese and Japanese Gardens

For more information on any of these attractions visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website.

Bundy Food Tours

The Bundaberg region is a foodie paradise with an abundance of beautiful fresh food grown and produced in the area.

Experience what happens behind-the-scenes and meet the people behind our local food production industry on a half-day adventure that takes in a variety of locations including farms, butchers, and seafood suppliers. Enjoy tastings, stories, recipes, and take some fresh local ingredients home with you.

To find out more or book your Bundy Food Tour, visit www.bundyfoodtours.com.au