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With only being newly renovated at the start of 2014 we offer some of the most comfortable Accommodations in Bundaberg!
We have a range of room types to suit all guests!
From our basic Standard Rooms to rooms with River views and Spas to relax and unwind, you are sure to find the right room for you! We even have Apartments that are Fully equipped with Kitchen Facilities!
The Chefs at H20 Restaurant & Bar offer the best of Bundabergs A la Carte Dining!
Endeavouring to source locally grown and caught produce we not only offer a mixture of International Cuisines and Daily Specials, but we have the service and knowledge to suit! Get ready to be pampered by our Maitr d, Michael Pearce and his well-trained and friendly staff!
Our newly renovated River Deck gives you the ultimate Dining Experience - being perched on the banks of the beautiful Burnett River, it not only provides you with breath taking views but makes you feel like you are right on the water!
Please call 07 4155 8788 to make your booking today!
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From the country to the coast, this destination has it all. Farm fresh produce, turtle experiences, diving with manta rays, unique bush walks, bird spotting, camping on the beach and fishing adventures - and that's just the beginning.
You can share in these experiences and more as part of your ultimate Bundaberg North Burnett experience.
This touring guide will get you going with a five day packed itinerary of authentic Aussie experiences, everything from visiting one of the seven wonders of the world - the Southern Great Barrier Reef on Lady Elliot Island, to the beef capital of the Burnett to historically significant sites to our Aboriginal ancestors who inhabited this part of the globe.
Be sure to indulge in a bit of country hospitality along the way and take some change for the seasonal produce dotted along the road at farm gate market stalls, take your time and throw a line in one of the many pristine lakes, dams and rivers or visit the big attractions such as Childers wine trail, Bundaberg Rum, RM Williams Centre, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Flying High Bird Sanctuary, Snakes DownUnder and more.
Your coast to country adventure starts now.
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. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler.
Become part of the story through interactive displays; fly like Bert on the distinctive glide simulators, be enthralled by Bert's life achievements and personal story in the movie theatrettes, sit in the replica Avro Baby aircraft and also view the original from his record setting 1921 flight. With numerous full size display aircraft exhibits and unique museum artefacts, including the beautifully restored Hinkler House 'Mon Repos', Bert Hinkler's relocated Southampton home, this memorable and extraordinary experience in Bundaberg, Queensland is a must do aviation adventure.
Hungry? Take in the surrounding Botanic Gardens flora and fauna while you relax and enjoy fresh delicious meal options and coffee at Café 1928, an exclusive experience in a truly unique setting....
Discover your Christmas Spirit at Council's 2016 Pageant of Lights in the Bundaberg Central Business District. Enjoy the food and market stalls, street parade, turning on of the Christmas lights and live entertainment all evening. Don't forget to keep an eye out for Santa!
If you would like to participate in the street parade, please visit Council's Events Website....
Australia's Country Way guides you to the delights and treasures that pepper the countryside of the Great Dividing Range. From Sydney to Rockhampton the holiday is as much about savouring the journey as reaching the destination. Winding roads reveal sweeping vistas, seasonal produce and welcoming hospitality. Australia's Country Way is the classic road trip.
Kilometres of crops and grazing stock flank the road, interrupted by stunning natural formations and welcoming towns. Accommodation ranges from friendly roadside motels to holiday parks, cosy cabins, romantic bed and breakfasts, luxury retreats and farm stays. Like a giant smorgasbord, Australia's Country Way uncovers the true blue producers and there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the country harvest. Each region has its claim to culinary fame and restaurants, cafes, cellar doors and deli’s harness these assets along the route.
Explore wine regions of the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, New England, Granite Belt and South Burnett regions. Uncover the bountiful citrus, beef and grain growing districts of the Darling Downs, South and North Burnett and Rockhampton. Enjoy the fruit and vegetables of Stanthorpe and Warwick in Queensland's high country or drop a line for fresh fish in the rivers, dams and lakes dotted along the highway....
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites: Manta Ray and Entrance Bombies, Napoleon's Wall and The Drop-off to name a few.
Snorkel the shallows or dive coral gardens on the northern side and the extensive drop-off on the southern side. Divers and snorkellers may come face to face with manta rays, turtles, schooling fish, reef sharks, colourful reef fish, stingrays, and even sea snakes....
The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre (MEC) is the cultural heart of the Bundaberg region. Boasting an 863 seat theatre, the calendar of good times keeps coming seven days a week for 12 months of the year. Featuring second run movies moments after their first release, the Cinema program locks in ticket prices at a low AUD8. The MEC also presents free community movies, live-streamed simulcasts, and a program of high quality live entertainment. Their community based program also provides local groups with the opportunity to raise funds. The MEC is the go-to venue for your enjoyment in Bundaberg.
The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre is named after 'Our Glad' Gladys Moncrieff, world famous musical star who was born in Bundaberg. Originally the Olympia Airdome, an open air theatre built in 1920, it was enclosed as the Olympia Theatre in 1955; refurbished as the Crest Theatre in 1973; and reconstructed as the Moncrieff Theatre during 1985 to 1987. With the update of the venues' facade in October 2011 it seemed the perfect opportunity to undertake a name change. Moncrieff Entertainment Centre better describes the venue, as all forms of entertainment, including cinema, live theatre, concerts and conferencing are held there.
Whether you drive, fly, train, walk or ride as you arrive in Bundaberg, you can't help but notice rolling rich red soil, rows of sugarcane, macadamias and criss-cross grids of Australia's food bowl that greet you in every which way.
Bundaberg city is most fondly associated with rum of the same name and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks which are exported to the world, but a visit to this turtle town will leave much more than just a sweet sensation on the tip of your tongue.
If tours are right up your alley, there are several options - the Bundaberg Rum factory, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House and Wednesday art walk at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
If you like to cruise, you can take a leisurely meander up the Burnett River on a guided boat tour. Or, head out to Lady Musgrave Island onboard a luxury vessel departing from the Bundaberg Port.
Pack your snorkel and togs though because just 15 minutes from the city, swimming, snorkelling, surfing and beachcombing are all just a quick dip away. Head anywhere between Burnett to Elliott Heads - or even ride a bike along the Coral Coast track to experience the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
If visiting between November to March you can also have the Mon Repos turtle experience - a night tour offering up close and personal experiences with these ancient mariners while they lay and hatch.
Bundaberg is also known to have the pick of the crop when it comes to fresh produce straight from the farm. It's referred to as Australia's food bowl with nearly 90 per cent of the countries sweet potatoes grown in the region. The pick of the crop can be found there, with farm gate markets, fresh seafood and many local restaurants and cafes serving up the best, seasonal produce.
Whether you're a connoisseur, art critic, historian or are into the natural nightlife - Bundaberg is a sweet sugar town with more than meets the eye.
Wind your way out of delicious Bundaberg and through the colourful countryside to towns where the names roll around your tongue like Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera before you end in charming Childers. This journey measures some 350 kilometres long and lends itself to a leisurely weekend drive full of country pastures, ranges, bush walks, history and heritage....
Take a step back in time and admire the architecture from a different time at the former Commercial bank of Sydney building.
This majestic building was completed in 1891 and is important in demonstrating the evolution of Bundaberg as a regional centre, as well as the evolution of the early competitive banking facilities in rural Queensland.
Prior to 1872 there were no banking facilities in Bundaberg. There was a Customs House established on the banks of the Burnett River but the duties had to be paid in Maryborough. In April 1872 a rep from the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney arrived in Bundaberg to assess the viability of a bank in the town. He left town a day later promising to establish a branch in Bundaberg in the following months. The day after the CBC rep departed a rep from the Bank of NSW rode into Bundaberg from Maryborough to announce the branch was open for business. The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney opened in June 1872 but was forced to close their doors in October 1873 due to the Bank of NSW securing most of the banking business in town....
Next time you're in the Bundaberg area, add a little interest to your trip with a visit to The Bundaberg Barrel. From the unique spilled ginger beer flooring to bubbles in the entrance door of the tour, the Barrel showcases Bundaberg Brewed Drink's most famous product - Bundaberg Ginger Beer. The interactive tour tells visitors of its origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging through a unique range of activities and touch screens. Doug and Vince's "Promised Land" holographic three dimensional adventure is not to be missed as is the sampling of products.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks makes a range of beverages and visitors to the Barrel are often surprised at the number of deliciously different flavours. Visitors may also browse the selection of interesting and unusual gifts and souvenirs in the Barrel's gift shop or purchase six of the best from the Barrel's six pack dispenser.
Car enthusiasts will enjoy "Old Cliffy", a fully restored 1929 Chevrolet Truck, housed in a garage outside the Barrel. The Barrel offers an entertaining experience for all age groups. You'll find them on Bargara Road, just out of town - look for the Giant Barrel - you can't miss it!...
At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg, witness an ancient life cycle of the animal kingdom as majestic sea turtles make their journey from sea to shore to lay their eggs. Then delight at the sight of their young, hatching months later, and making their perilous journey to the sea.
Mon Repos Conservation Park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them, and even have a turtle encounter like very few others in the world.
Every year, from November to March, you can join Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles. Mon Repos Turtle Encounters offer a unique opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of a turtle's world-at least for one night! Don't miss your chance to be part of this special experience.
'Connect with Nature' activities such as ranger-guided walks and turtle talks are also offered during some school holidays at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre....
The Whaling Wall, measuring six stories tall, is a fantastic marine-life wall mural on one of Bundaberg's highest buildings in the town centre. A local landmark, it offers great photographic opportunities from several locations in the Central Business District. Check it out on your way through town or wander past if you're staying nearby....
Mon Repos Conservation Park, a quiet coastal oasis near Bundaberg, is special!
The beach supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. Their nesting and hatching success here at Mon Repos is critical for their survival.
At this globally-significant site you can learn about these extraordinary animals - a visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre offers a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. Mon Repos also features Woongarra rainforest scrub, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and an historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders, who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry. Explore the park on walking tracks and cycling tracks or, if you prefer a slower pace, take a wander along the beach to look at tidal rock pools.
Entry to Mon Repos Conservation Park is free. Fees apply for night access to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Encounters during turtle season (November to March). See Mon Repos Turtle Centre listing for admission and booking details....
Bundy Food Tours gives you a behind the scenes tour on farms, into traditional butcher shops and seafood specialists in the Bundaberg region. These small guided food tours offer an extraordinary opportunity for you to meet large and small food producers and hear their family farming stories from second to fourth generation.
You will learn about the diversity of produce grown in the area from sweet potatoes to dragon fruit and strawberries to macadamia nuts, sometimes all on the same family farm.
You will travel in air-conditioned comfort through the beautiful patchwork of volcanic soil farms to the blue coastal waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This tour is extremely informative with visits to several different farms and a picnic along the way. You will sample fresh produce, collect tips from your culinary specialist host Suzie Clarke and find out about all the local food hotspots. Suzie has 30 years’ experience in food, both cooking and teaching and recently graduated with a Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism.
At the end of your tour Suzie would be happy to recommend Indulge Café for lunch or book you a table at Grunskes by the River for a seafood feast....
The journey from Bundaberg to Yeppoon, north east of Rockhampton, includes a number of different aspects of Queenslanders' war service, including commemorating war nurses at one of the Bundaberg Memorials, a visit to the museum of an early aviation hero and WWI veteran Bert Hinkler, a memorial which doubled as a union rallying point in the mining town of Mount Morgan and an avenue of trees representing those lost in WWI on the beachside at Yeppoon....
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility located in the heart of Bundaberg City, and is within walking distance to major shopping centres, cafes and restaurants and the Riverside Parklands.
The Gallery boast a year-round program of local, touring and national art exhibitions, visiting artists, workshops, artist talks, educational programs, kids activities, guided tours, gift shop facilities, artist-in-residence apartment, public outreach programs and much more.
The Bundaberg North Burnett Region offers an experience no other Queensland Region can come close to claiming. Vast rural settings, National Parks of rainforests and naturally formed crevices and gorges, abundance of wildlife and revealing aboriginal paintings and meeting places, all waiting for you. Industry thrives within the rural settings of the North Burnett, the backbone of the region. Follow the Burnett Highway from Monto to Ban Ban Springs....
Learn all about the industries which helped Bundaberg become the regional centre it is today. Discover Bundaberg Rum known as "Australia's own spirit", Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Fairymead Sugar museum and then cruise along the Burnett River onboard the majestic "Bundy Belle" to get the true picture on Bundaberg farming practices....
Bundaberg offers some of the most pristine beaches to be found on Queensland's coastline. There is something for every member of the family - swimming and playground for the kids, fishing for Dad and beautiful scenery to relax in for Mum. Take a day to enjoy the stunning coastline the region has to offer....
Hinkler Central is the premium shopping destination in the strong regional centre of Bundaberg. The Centre is ideally located on the southern edge of Bundaberg's Central Business District, just 360 kilometres north of Brisbane.
Hinkler Central offers the convenience of Coles, Woolworths, Kmart plus over 60 specialty stores including well known favourites Bras N Things, Surf Dive and Ski, Cotton On, Collette and Smiggle.
The Centre offers a relaxed, air conditioned, single level shopping experience and features a superior combination of fashion, homewares, food and leisure retailers with over 1000 free parking spaces including undercover....