Oceanfest is a Community festival which has focus on local seafood, attractions and live entertainment. Admission is free, and the festival is held on the last Saturday in August of each year at the beautiful Bundaberg Port Marina precinct. Oceanfest is organised by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise, and proceeds go to local charities and worthwhile causes which benefit the local community.
Queensland Cane2Coral is not just for the elite athlete! Anyone regardless of age, or ability can participate in this event. Enter as an individual, bring your friends, get the family involved or enter a team from your workplace. Walk, jog or run and have fun!
The Bundaberg Region comes alive for an immersive 10 day program of events celebrating local arts, culture, environment and milbi. From cultural experiences to free family fun, Milbi Festival provides unique and meaningful opportunities to connect community and culture and celebrate this incredible place we call home.
Appreciate the hard work of the farmer, distiller, brewer, fisherman and grazier who provide fresh local flavours to a passionate culinary community. Enjoy a tasty menu of events to satisfy warm winter days and crisp night feels.
With a population of less than 2,000, this quintessential Queensland country town swells to nearly 40,000 people on the last weekend of July as the Festival transforms the town and highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between its beautiful heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets.
Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Every year, from November to March, join expert Park Rangers for a rare and wonderful experience with endangered marine turtles (bookings and fees apply). See nesting (November–January) or hatching (January–March) sea turtles. Gather around a majestic female as she lays her eggs, or watch young hatchlings dig free and hustle down the beach. No-one else is allowed on the beach at these times, and the popular tours have limited places. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Great Barrier Reef
One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations.
Bargara Beach is located 15 kilometres east of Bundaberg and offers a climate similar to Hawaii, beautiful beaches and friendly locals. Bargara Beach is located immediately east of the Bundaberg town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking.
Tinaberries is open daily throughout the season, which extends from June through to October. Farm visitors are warmly invited to visit the property to purchase their farm fresh, lush strawberries for which Tinaberries have become renowned.
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens covers 27 hectares of land and features a variety of 10,000 trees and shrubs. A magnificent lake attracting many birds is the centrepiece of the Gardens, while the wedding chapel, shaded picnic areas and nature themed playground are also a drawcard.
Fairymead House captures an air of colonial history in the enviable setting of the lush tropical Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. The house conveys an understated elegance with French doors opening onto wrap around verandas and beautifully landscaped gardens. Explore the museum, and don’t forget to visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation or enjoy the Botanic Gardens while you’re here.
AllyHar Alpaca Farm
AllyHar Alpaca Farm is a small family run Alpaca farm with some of the most friendly alpacas. Bookings are essential.
Visit our original orchard on Goodwood Road and take a self-guided interactive tour through our trees, our multi-generational family’s story and the history of macadamia farming in Bundaberg.
See where it all began through interactive displays that capture our family’s firsthand insight into Bundaberg’s agricultural history. Learn about how we incorporate innovation and research to drive our sustainable, carbon-friendly farming practices and ensure we produce the highest quality nuts.
Sit back and relax with a tasting paddle, or join owners Josh and Zoe at the bar for a taste of their award-winning products. There is a huge range of products to try, from Queensland’s most tropical apple ciders to the unique tropical fruit wines, ports and liqueurs.
Laneway on Woogarra
Shalom Markets are open every Sunday from 6am to 12 noon. We have a huge range of stalls including everything from Fruit and Veg, Trash and Treasure, plants and seedlings, lollies, honeys, salami, ladies & vintage clothing shoes bags & hats, homewares, soaps/oils, baby/childrens clothing & accessories, second hand furniture, tools, bric-a-brac, books, and so much more.
Lady Musgrave Experience
Lady Musgrave Experience is a multi-award winning, advanced eco-certified Great Barrier Reef tour operator. Operating multiple tours daily from Bundaberg, their flagship experience is a full-day tour to Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon onboard their luxury 35-metre Catamaran ‘Reef Empress’.
Lady Musgrave Island is 45 acres surrounded by a 3,000-acre navigable reef lagoon brimming with marine life and colourful coral. Lady Musgrave Island is known for its resident turtles, manta rays, migrating humpback whales, fantastic visibility and no stingers all year round.
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery is the home of Australia’s most famous rum, which has been made to a time-honoured tradition for over 130 years. The Visitor Experience currently offers two tours; the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience and the premium Blend Your Own Rum Experience. There is also a Retail Store, where visitors can purchase exclusive and limited-edition products.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Take the True Brew tour to learn about the history of Australia’s favourite ginger beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer. When you are finished we take you through a taste testing of all of our great flavours. Grab some drinks for the road and maybe a souvenir or two in the Barrel.