Best Things To Do In Bundaberg, Australia

things to do in bundaberg australia
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

Bundarberg is a city on Queensland’s coast. It boasts of the world-renowned Bundaberg Rum and the Bundaberg Distillery which offers museum tours and tastings. Bundaberg is accessible either by train or air from Brisbane. Nearby to Bundaberg, you can make a stopover at Elliot Island, famous for its diving and snorkeling locations. Here you can swim with the giant manta rays, turtles and big colourful fish which are part of marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Bundaberg also serves as a gateway to Lady Musgrove Island, a good place to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

1. Promisedland Cordalba State Forest

Posted by Brad Cook on Saturday, 3 May 2014

Cordalba State Forest provides a peaceful trip for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the town. You can either go on adventures by foot or go mountain biking on the mountain bike trails provided. Besides that, you can engaged in horse riding. A leisurely ride through the park either on 4WD, horseback or mountain bike is a great way to experience the wonders of the bush and the towering forests. The open eucalypt forests offer a glimpse of the yellow tufted honeyeater or a barking owl welcoming visitors that patronize this peaceful forest. As for those bird watchers, this is the place for you. Other than that, bush camping is also allowed for those whom wish to spend the night here. Embark on an exciting journey now. This point of interest is only accessible via 4WD vehicle due to its rough terrain.

Promisedland Cordalba State Forest

Address: Promiseland Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Opening Hours: You can go at anytime.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: about 46km (28.5mi.) southwest of Bundaberg by 4WD.

Contact: +61 741538888

Website: Cordalba State Forest

2. Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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A trip to Bundaberg will not be complete without making a visit to the famous Bundaberg Distillery. For anybody, who likes a rum or two, this is a must visit place. You can enjoy the free tasting of this high quality rum. While at the distillery, visitors are encouraged to join the iconic museum and distillery tour with experienced guides explaining the history of the place. This tour gives you insight of the distillery, how it is processed and also the different qualities of the rum. And best of all, you get to sample some of the best rum in the world! Time to quench your thirst and sip a glass of rum. Although it is a 4-hour journey by car or bus, it is worth visiting this place while at Bundaberg.

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Address: Hills Street, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia

Price: Depends on the package tour

Opening Hours: 10am-5pm ( Monday-Friday), 10am-4pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Duration: Half day to 1 day

Access: By car or bus, 4 hours north of Brisbane

Contact: +61 741312999

Website: Bundaberg Rum Distillery

3. Bundaberg Zoo

Posted by Anton Volovik on Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Next up, bring your kids to the zoo. It is an awesome way to spend an hour or two in a zoo for free. No visit to Bundaberg will be complete without visiting this well maintained mini zoo. There are a handful of exhibits with animals like emus, dingoes, birds, cockatoos, monitor lizards as well as kangaroos. This zoo is situated beside Alexandra Park in Bundaberg and you should not have a hard time finding it. Besides that, there is also a playground under the shade. During school holidays, Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms will visit schools by bringing all the farm animals. Children will have close encounters with these farm animals and it becomes a petting zoo. Bundaberg Zoo offers a pleasant find within the city limit and a great place for picnics with the kids for a day out.

Bundaberg Zoo

Address: Quay St, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Price: Free entry

Opening Hours: 8.15am - 4.45pm daily

Duration: Within 1 hour

Access: Next to Alexandra Park

Contact: +61 741538888

Near by Food: BBQ and picnic facilities available

Website: Bundaberg Zoo

4. Macadamias Australia

Today is the last day our retail store is open before Christmas! Come in to try some delicious samples at 4625 Goodwood...

Posted by Macadamias Australia on Thursday, 22 December 2016

Macadamias Australia is a family-owned and operated grower and world exporter of quality Australian macadamias. A quick stopover from Bundaberg to Woodgate on the Goodwood road, there is a sign just past Waterholes. At this attraction, you can learn about the history of Australia macadamias and sample the many forms of macadamia nuts in all manner of disguise. There are many great flavours with a unique taste to choose from. What is most interesting, it is fresh and mouthwatering. Macadamias Australia is a great place to purchase and stock up on quality nuts. After all, the best macadamias in the world come from this place. Before you head home, buy some macadamias and honey as a gift for your friends. This place is worth a visit for everyone whether you are first-timers, seasoned travellers or families.

Macadamias Australia

Address: 4625 Goodwood Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia

Opening Hours: 8.30am-5pm (Monday-Friday), closed on Saturday and Sunday

Duration: About 1 hour.

Access: Near Goodwood Road

Contact: +61 741597265

Website: Macadamias Australia

5. Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Posted by Hinkler Hall of Aviation on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is an aviation museum located within the tropical grounds of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. You can reach there by various means of transport and you will find it at the corner of Mount Perry and Young Street. A journey to this amazing museum brings to life the insights of the achievements of our great Australian solo aviator, Bert Hinkler. This amazing unique structure is made of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of aircraft wings. The museum has numerous multimedia exhibits, a flight simulator and informative displays. Hinkler Hall of Aviation is an outstanding aviation museum, which provides a good history and a lot of vital information about aircraft. It is a museum for all ages. This is a must visit museum if you happen to be in Bundaberg.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Address: 6 Mt Perry Rd, Bundaberg, Queensland 4670, Australia

Price: 23 USD (Adults), 12.50 USD (Children)

Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm (Sunday-Saturday). Closed on most public holidays

Duration: Between 1 hour-1 hour 30 minutes

Access: Either by bus, air, private vehicle, coach travel or train

Contact: +61 741304400

Website: Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Unmistakably unique

What makes Bundaberg so unmistakably unique? Says Bundaberg Rum manager, “when Bundaberg Distillery was born, this brand has played a significant role in Australian culture as an iconic and enduring Australian brand”. Bundaberg has attracted many visitors because of its famous rum distillery, beautiful and scenic vineyards, many of the attractive parks, fine dining and world class hotels. 

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