Nestled on the Burnett River, Bundaberg has a rich heritage reflected in its architecture, charming streets and sugarcane history. From rum factory tours to heritage walks and a natural phenomenon, Bundaberg treats you every day.
Things to do in Bundaberg
Bundaberg’s CBD boasts an array of National Estate-listed buildings on Bourbong Street. Keep an eye out for sculptures, street art and cascading fountains, as well as contemporary shops and cafes. Walk to the Burnett River for picnics and barbecues, before touring its landscaped city gardens.
One of the largest sugarcane producers in Australia, Bundaberg is home to the renowned Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Witness fermenting tanks, pot stills and bottling lines on a one-hour factory tour. You can purchase special-edition rums and liquers and sign up for a distilling class to make your own custom rum.
Explore Bundaberg Botanic Garden Complex and Hinkler House Memorial Museum on the northern outskirts of town. Visit the fascinating Mystery Craters on Gin Gin Highway, 35 misshapen craters of sandstone and ochre stain that have appeared on world-famous shows such as “Unsolved Mysteries of the World” and “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”.
Feel like exploring the coast? Take a 15-minute drive along Bargara Road to Mon Repos Environmental Park, which features a pristine tidal lagoon and the basalt-stone Kanaka Wall. Walk along the boardwalk to the beach, keeping an eye out for nesting turtles and young hatchlings.
Getting around Bundaberg
Bundaberg Airport is four kilometres west of the city centre, where you can pick up a rental car. Taxis are also available and buses operate throughout the city.