Bundaberg Tourist Information
Bundaberg and Burnett Region Tourist Information
APPLE TREE CREEK MARKETS
On the second sunday of every month 7am - noon at the Apple Tree Creek Sportsground which is beside the Bruce Highway. There is a variety of stalls with Crafts, Plants, Bric a Brac etc and great tucker from the canteen. A good market to grab a bargain.
3A FREE MOBILE COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP, BUNDABERG
The 3a free Mobile Community Playgroup is a FREE community playgroup for families with children from birth to 5 years featuring the Playgroup Queensland Mobile Play Van. The Playgroup meets each Friday (accept for the last Friday of each month) at Alexandra Park from 9:30 to 11:30am.
INNES PARK MARKETS
A new and exciting marketplace held fortnightly (subject to change with prior notice) at the Innes Park Country Club
Saturdays 7:30am to 1pm
(UN)SEEN SCULPTURES GUIDED TOURS
Join Bundaberg Regional Galleries staff for a guided tour of the (Un)Seen Sculptures exhibition. This tour will open your eyes to the world of augmented reality art that will be installed in The Vault and the area surrounding Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.
Guided tours will run on the following dates:
Saturday 14 November 2015, 9am-10am
Thursday 19 November 2015, 4-5pm
Saturday 28 November 2015, 9-10am
Saturday 5 December 2015, 9-10am
These are free tours. It is recommended that visitors bring a hat and water. A smartphone or tablet with internet connection is essential for viewing the art works on the tour. PH 41304750
SUNDAY MARKETS AT SHALOM COLLEGE
Fitzgerald St 6am - 12 pm every Sunday
AUSWIDE BANK & HARVEY NORMAN NYE SPECTACULAR
Event Date: Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 5:00pm
See the New Year in at 2016 Auswide Bank and Harvey NormanNew Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular.
This free, fun-filled family event will be celebrated in Bundaberg’s CBD, and will feature two dazzling fireworks displays at 8.30pm and midnight that will emanate from the Burnett Traffic River Bridge.
Market stalls, food vendors, kids’ amusement rides from 5pm. Entertainment at Anzac Park will add to the party atmosphere from 6pm.
Bundy Flavours Festival, Alexandra Park, Quay Street, Bundaberg
9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 7:00am to 2:00pm
Bundaberg Races - see link for dates
Friendlies Cane2Coral Fun Run Annually, first Sunday in August
Bundaberg Show 31May - 2 June 2017
Childers Festival 29 -30 July 2017
Other Bundaberg Events - see council events page
Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tours
The Distillery Tours are run ON the hour EVERY hour from
10:00AM - 3:00PM, Monday - Friday
10:00AM - 2:00PM, Saturday - Sunday & Public Holidays
For more information please contact Bundaberg Rum Tours on either:
TEL: (07) 4131 2999
FAX: (07) 4131 2966
For more information on the Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
The Big Barrell - 147 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg 4670 - this is the home of Bundaberg ginger beer, and 13 other flavours of fabulous softdrinks. They have an interesting tour, with free tastings at the end - a great hit with kids!
For more info go to Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
or phone them on 41545480
Open Mon-Sat 9-4.30, Sun 10am-3pm
Fairymead House Sugar Museum
Fairymead house, built in 1890 to an Indian bungalow plan, was originally the home of the Young family, owners of Fairymead Sugar Mill and Plantation. During 1984, Bundaberg Sugar Company donated the home to the City of Bundaberg as an Australian Bicentennial gift. Relocated to Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the homestead is now a sugar industry museum, housing photographs and memorabilia exploring the development of the sugar industry, technology and the history of milling over two levels.
For more details go to Bundaberg Region Fairymead House
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a tourist attraction and visitor experience operated by the Bundaberg Regional Council. The complex is an outstanding example of several communities working together with all levels of government to celebrate and honour the life and pioneering efforts of Bundaberg’s own aviation pioneer, Bert Hinkler. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation pays tribute to Bert Hinkler as a pioneer of flight and as a person who was significant in the advancement of aviation during the early 20th century.
For more details see Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Mon Repos Conservation Park
Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, 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.
It is an amazing sight to see these huge creatures heaving their way up the beach to find a safe spot to dig a nest and lay their eggs. And then, if you’re lucky, to come back some 6-8 weeks later and see the tiny hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests to scurry down the beach towards the sea.
for more details go to Bundaberg Region discover the turtles
Ranger-guided Turtle Encounters operate seven nights a week from November to late March. (excluding 24, 25 and 31 December.)Nesting turtles are best viewed after dark, from November to January. Turtle hatchlings are best viewed from January to March, after dark.
Where to eat locally in Bundaberg
Oodies Cafe - 103 Gavin St, Bundaberg North
Monday to Friday 7.00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm
What we like - eclectic local cafe with comfortable chairs and armchairs, fun art and nick knacks - and of course delicious coffee and food!
Walking time - est 20 min easy walk one way
IGA Xpress Bundaberg North - Cnr Gavin and Kolan Streets Bundaberg North
Open 5.30am - 7.00 pm daily
- delicious bacon and egg wraps, sandwiches to go, milk, bread and other essentials - great value!
Bundy Bakehouse - 3 Queen St, Bundaberg North ph 4153 3418
Opening Hours Mon - Fri 4am-6pm, Sat 4am-3pm, Sun - closed
Really nice lamingtons, fresh bread, cakes, pies, milk and drink
Walking time - est 10 min easy walk one way
River Cruz Cafe - across the river - 3 Quay St Bundaberg
- ph 4153 4899 to check opening hours
take a 20 min walk over the river and along the board walk to this gem! Great coffee, fluffy omelettes - kid friendly
Bundaberg RSL 17 Quay St Bundaberg ph 41326500
Sunday Breakfast - 8am - 10am ( only lunch 12-2pm and dinner 6-8pm other days) - see below for details of lunch and dinner
Lunch and Dinner
Young Australian Hotel - 59 Perry St Bundaberg North 41531553
Lunch Mon - Sat 11.30am - 2 pm
Mon- Sat 6-9pm
Sun - closed for lunch and dinner
Drive thru - Thirsty Camel - open10am-7pm every day
Hotel - open 10am - 12 midnight daily
Walking - est 10 min easy walk one way
6 Mount Perry Rd, Bundaberg
ph 4153 1928 ( nice number!)
Open everyday 9am-4pm ( Public Hols 9am-3pm)
- kitchen closes at 2.30pm
This is a great cafe adjacent to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Hinkler House, and it overlooks the Botanical Gardens and the duck pond ( you can buy duck food to feed them too!)
All day breakfast, real coffee, cakes, lunch and a kids menu. Open plan and modern, with plenty of seating.
Bundaberg RSL 17 Quay St Bundaberg ph 41326500
Lunch 12-2pm and dinner 6-8pm every day
RSL Courtesy Bus A Courtesy Bus service is also on offer by the club with bookings essential.
Monday to Thursday - 5pm to Close
Friday - 8:30am to Close (bingo morning 9.30am!)
Saturday - 10am to Close
Sunday - 10am to Close
Phone the RSL 4132 6500 to make a booking.
Piping Hot Woodfire pizzas - Thursday nights at Riverdale Caravan Park
Tours from Bundaberg
Lady Elliott Island Tours - 1, 2 or 3 day tours
Turtle Express - bus to see the turtles November to March - book at Riverdale reception
Burnett River Cruises - cruise the river for 2 1/2 hours - cruise times vary by tides - book at Riverdale reception
Book Bundy Tours from Riverdale
The following tours can be booked at our reception
Burnett River Boat tour: includes tea, coffee and biscuits. BYO alcohol.
Cruise the river for 2 1/2 hours - cruise times vary by tide times
Adults - $25.00
Aged Pension / Seniors Card - $22.50
Children (5-16 yrs) - $10.00
Under Five – Free
The easiest way to see the turtles:
Includes Moonlit Mon Repos Turtle encounter ticket
Return Transport from Bundaberg or Bargara
Adults (15yrs+) - $39.95
Senior - $30.40
Full time Student - $30.40
Child (5-14yrs) - $30.40
Family (2 adults & 2 children) - $99.95
Infant (under 5): $10.00
Great little Zoo perfect for the family or tourists - range on Australian animals and some monkeys too
FREE yes that's right it is FREE
Hours 8.30am - 4.45 pm daily. Closed Public Holidays.