Thinking of visiting Bundaberg for your next family holiday but wondering what there is to do in the area?
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Bundaberg is a Queensland hidden gem. There are beautiful beaches, great family activities and turtles!
And that's not all.
Bundaberg is about 4 hours north of Brisbane. It's a place many backpackers visit to work on farms and pick fruit and veggies - a lot of food is grown here.
It's an easy-going, friendly place with great weather all year round. Summer is hot like everywhere else, but winter is often perfect.
It's a great beach destination for a number of reasons:
It's not a great spot for surf as waves are usually quite small. Great for small children though!
Mon Repos: Turtle Beach
Mon Repos is a turtle conservation area in Bundaberg. This is where people come to see huge turtles laying eggs and baby turtles hatching.
You buy tickets with a ranger and come when it starts to get dark. They take you down to the turtles and teach you all about them. I have only heard good things about this tour and it's definitely worth checking out if you're here during turtle season - November - March.
Tip: The earlier you arrive, the sooner you'll be taken down to the beach. You may need to wait late into the night
Bundaberg For Families
Bundaberg is very family friendly for a number of reasons.
If you want to stay in Bundaberg itself, check out the top-rated hotels and spots to stay here.
The city is not where we would recommend staying for families. It's much nicer on the coast.
Great Local Caravan Parks Are:
Moore Park Beach Holiday Park (a little out of the way but nice and north of Bundaberg).
Bargara Beach Caravan Park (closest to the city, across from beach and extensive Neilsons Park, no sandflies)
Elliott Heads Holiday Park (on the quieter side, great river for kids to swim in and life saver beach)
You can also look up local real estate agents and vacation rentals in the area so stay at the beaches. Another nice way to go.
If you are a backpacker, please research the hostels. Don't just stay in any one. You need to be sure you won't get taken advantage of here and be charged for your accommodation for days on end while work is "arranged" for you. Ask around and get a recommendation.
Activities in Bundaberg
Reef - Lady Elliott Island
You can visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef from Bundaberg. Hop on a boat and take the trip out to Lady Elliott Island, snorkel or dive and spend a great day out there. It's a full day trip.