Bundaberg Travel Guide

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Bundaberg Things to Do

  • Hinkler, the amazing story

    Something happened in December 2008; Bundaberg opened a new museum, Hinkler’s Hall of Aviation. It sits on a few hectares with the Botanical Gardens, Fairymead House, Historic Museum, Japanese Garden and the 1928 Restaurant.The town is proud of a man who is arguably Australia’s greatest ever aviator. His story reads like a fiction novel. Setting...

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  • CBD

    The well ordered, if somewhat busy, CBD has Bundaberg's finest architecture, such as it is.Of course, that included some classic Aussie hotels with their lovely verandahs. Doesn't matter where I see them, they still look so attractive.....and I don't even drink!There's a few like the one pictured, usually on corner blocks.

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  • A swamp in name only

    Baldwin Swamp - So, after a session with the ever-helpful Gail at the local Information Centre, I found myself doing a quick tour of the CBD and its historic and attractive buildings, having a quick look at the sculptures by the quay and then heading a few blocks down the road to Baldwin Swamp.Now, I remember Gail wincing when she said the name...

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  • Fairymead

    This house has had a moving experience. It used to be on a property about 8 kms from its present site. However, when larger companies swallowed up the smaller holdings, this house became redundant.....just like a lot of the employees.What to do with it? Well, they gave it to the community who, of course, had to pay to move it. Still, it was...

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  • Bundy Belle

    By now you’ll probably be wondering if there’s a cruise hereabouts and the Bundy Belle will serve you well here. The very informative and interesting commentary may have an addition to it as, while I was there, the business was being sold to a former music teacher. It does about a 2 hour down river trip; times can vary slightly due to tidal...

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  • Looking at pictures

    For those with an artistic bent you have the options of the regional gallery and the School of Arts, both buildings worth a look for their architecture alone, the former with a most striking colour scheme and the latter in Renaissance style with Corinthian columns.I got my artistic hit by visiting the local art gallery with its thought provoking...

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  • Alexandra Park

    The other things to see depend on your interests. If you have children in tow you are well served by Alexandra Park and zoo (birds only). The beauty of both is that they are free and conveniently situated in walking distance from the CBD.

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  • Bundaberg Rum

    Of course, Bundaberg’s most famous attraction is the rum distillery and the fact that they can charge up to $25 per person for a full tour (interactive display and guided) indicates just how popular it is. The famous and well patronised rum distillery where you get to do not only the hands-on display (available on its own for a lesser price) but...

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  • Moving along

    I’d drifted past all these and the new Coral Cove resort golf course that sits beside Barolin Esplanade. It’s a championship resort style course that was constructed to attract residents to this new residential area and, very successful it appears to have been with lots of new dwellings either built or currently under construction. I queried why...

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  • Elliott Heads

    If you’re looking for sand though, you’d best head to Elliott Heads where the river of the same name exits. Otherwise you’ll expect to see ancient volcanic black rocks lining the foreshore. Oh, and if you think you can cast a line in, check first. There happen to be a few marine parks where diving, a popular activity, takes precedence here....

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  • The arrival

    Bundaberg came into view around 5 a.m. in the morning and I aimed for a park, Innes Reserve it was named. Turned out it was fairly typical of many seaside parks hereabouts where you can picnic but not stay. They all have excellent toilet facilities and some are linked by a pathway suitable for casual cycling and walking.

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  • Visit the Bundaberg Rum Destilatory

    Rum, rum, rumin every which way you like it!You can't miss the Bundaberg Rum Destilatory Store which has plent of rum to spare. There are lots of modalities of that drink and prices are better than in stores. I guarantee you, you wont leave empty handed or with an empty bottle of rum :)! I personally use rum for cooking and if it's any advice to...

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  • Bundaberg Rum Distillery

    Bundaberg is famous for it's rum. You known the one with the polar bear on it. They did that because people in south Australia thought it was a tropical drink, the polar bear was supposed to make them feel like drinking the rum too.The distillery has already burned down a couple of times, so smoking is not allowed. You can't take any pictures...

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  • Boy oh boy, that's a good piece of reef.

    The Great Barrier Reef is known for being the world's largest collective organism and a wonder of our natural world boasting beatiful visions of aquatic grandeur. Well, it appears as though the rumors are true. I can testify. My experience involved a guided snorkeling endeavor that brought me up close and personal with a group of sea turtles...

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  • Bundaberg Rum

    Take a guided tour through the distillery and check out the shop at the end. I'm sure you'll find something to buy.

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Bundaberg Nightlife

  • by cyclops25503 Written Apr 2, 2008

    On Friday nights there's always something going on in the Bundy CBD at the pubs. Best ones IMHO are The Grand, The Queenslander and The Metro. Great bands, great people, great times. Just keep your wits about you, and don't get too drunk and make a fool of yourself

    Dress Code: Depends where you go

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Bundaberg Warnings and Dangers

  • by cyclops25503 Updated Mar 23, 2007

    I've been around the Bundaberg area since i was a young kid, and i've found that unless you're doing something you shouldn't be doing, Bundaberg is normally very safe. However 2 weeks ago i was involved in a situation where i was assaulted. Thankfully i managed to escape and am obviously still here, although i was rather shocked by it all, and the Police were notified. Bundaberg is a lot safer than a lot of places you will travel to, but still...don't let your guard down! This is the first time anything like this has happened to me in Bundy.

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Bundaberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Mysterious craters

    There has been no explanation for the origin of the mystery craters, but these are possibly volcanic origin or result of a meteorite impact. Australian geologists say the area is the roof a subterranean lake that was caused by oil pressure underground, or that it was once the edge of the ocean and is the result of sea action. (The nearest beach is...

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  • Mysterious craters

    Mystery craters are located 25km SW of Bundaberg, Queensland. These 35 craters are formed in sandstone and are over 25 million years old. Mystery craters were discovered in 1971.

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