Though a relatively small town compared to other towns in Queensland, travellers in Bundaberg are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Whether you’re after a day of relaxation or a full-day adventure, there is something for everyone. Here are 10 things to do in Bundaberg.
1. Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tour
Bundaberg is most famous for its rum and the distillery tour is a must-do. You’ll learn all about how rum is made, taste some of the different varieties, and even get to bottle your own!
2. Mon Repos Turtle Encounter
Watching a beautiful loggerhead turtle lay her eggs on the beach at Mon Repos is an unforgettable experience. You can also get up close and personal with some of the resident turtles in the conservation centre.
3. Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company
Bundaberg is not just about rum, it’s also home to Australia’s first microbrewery. The Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company brews its own beer, spirits and even vodka!
4. Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place to wander around, with acres of gardens, exotic plants and wildlife. There’s also a playground and cafe for when the kids need a break.
5. Alexandra Park Zoo
Take advantage of the free entry to see over 40 species of Aussie wildlife at Alexandra Park Zoo. Park Zoo is one of Queensland’s oldest continuously running zoos and houses many native and exotic species such as dingoes, wallabies, emus, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, spotted-tailed quolls, and numerous native parrots and reptiles.
6. Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia’s famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. The walls are lined with memorabilia and interesting historical aviation items. Come and be amazed by the awe-inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing.
7. Woodgate Beach
Just a short drive from Bundaberg, Woodgate Beach is a beautiful spot for a day trip. With its long stretch of white sand and crystal-clear water, it’s easy to see why this beach is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Enjoy this quiet location off the beaten track and watch for turtles nesting on the shore at certain times of year.
8. Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery
Taste some of the best local cider and wine at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery. Absolutely amazing place! Owners, Josh and Zoe, are the most welcoming people and their passion for good food and drink is evident in everything they do.
9. Bundaberg CBD
The Bundaberg CBD is a great place to spend an afternoon, with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes to keep you occupied. Wander the streets and take in the heritage-listed architecture, or stop for an afternoon drink at an Indulge Cafe & the Chocolate Shop.
11. Splitters Farm
If you’re looking for a bit of a nice place to chill with friends or family, Splitters Farm is the place to go. In addition to being a cattle farm, Splitters Farm also has other animals such as pigs, goats and horses, a playground and plenty of birds.
Go and Have Fun in Bundaberg
There you have it – five great things to do in Bundaberg! Whether you’re a rum lover or just looking for some family-friendly activities, Bundaberg has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Bundaberg!For an update on what’s on in Brisbane, Embrace Brisbane is the go-to website, with events ranging from movie screenings under the stars to exhibitions, food festivals and much more.