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Bundaberg is off the beaten tourist track but definitely not to be missed on your East Coast tour. It's known as "the country's fruit bowl", famous for its abundant fruit, macadamias and above all sugar cane. And where there is sugar cane, there is rum. And not just any old rum - Bundaberg has been producing rum since 1888 and its dark rum, known as "Bundy" is a sweet taste of Queensland. It also produces Australia's favourite Ginger Beer. Bundaberg is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and home to a large turtle population. There's plenty to discover about these fascinating creatures and their conservation.

And of course, there's always time to head down to the beach or crack a "Coldie" on your Stray tour!

Population: 93,000

Vibe: All things natural - from turtles to reef to rum

Known as: "Bundy" or "Rum City"


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The Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Enjoy an interactive tour of the famous and historic distillery to learn how this iconic rum is made and see the world's largest collection of Bundaberg Rum. You'll also learn about an advertising legend, Bundaberg R Bear, a white polar bear better known as Bundy R Bear who is synonymous with the rum. The tour includes a cheeky sample too - well, it would be rude not to! 
The Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Just like the distillery visit, we've built in a trip to to this amazing turtle conservation centre. You may see these incredible creatures laying and hatching - it's amazing just how cute a baby turtle is. The beach at Mon Repos has become a destination for turtle watching, especially at night when the turtles come ashore.
Lady Musgrave Island snorkel tour
Bundaberg is the gateway to the southern Great Barrier Reef and a fantastic opportunity to dive on the reef. Enjoy a boat cruise on the azure water, stroll through the island, dive in the protected lagoon and get to see the beautiful coral and spectacular marine life - up close and personal.
Bargara beach
Bundaberg has 140km of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. The jewel in the crown is Bargara, with its beach front café/bars and coffee shops. Enjoying year round sunshine, the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees, even in the middle of winter. With great swimming and surfing, breath taking sunsets, Bargara beach is the perfect place to just chill. It's also minutes away from where you will stay...


Kelly's Beach Eco Resort

OK, this place is a bit special. Set in lush landscaped gardens, this is a collection of self-contained villas just 4 minutes from the beach. It also has its own pools with spa and sauna, free Wi-Fi as well as games rooms, restaurant and barbie area.
10 Trevors Road
Bargara, QLD 4670, Australia
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Tel: +61 2 4150 7200

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