About Bundaberg Region

Bundaberg Region Climate

Bundaberg boasts one of the world’s best subtropical climates with over 330 days of sunshine most years and an annual average temperature of 27 deg c.  The area ranks as having the 5th best climate in the world alongside Hawaii. Average summer temperatures are 20-29 deg c with a winter average maximum of 20 deg c. The annual average rainfall is 114 cm per annum. The rainfall is concentrated in the warmer months providing a cool change to a summer’s day.

Bundaberg Region Education

Bundaberg has a good choice of state primary schools, three state high schools and three private schools to choose from being Shalom Catholic College, St Lukes Anglican School and Bundaberg Christian College.  There is also a TAFE college and a major campus of the Central Queensland University plus a number of registered training organisations.

Bundaberg Region Health

There are three major hospitals in Bundaberg, the Bundaberg Base Hospital, the Friendly Private Hospital and the Marter Hospital. The Bundaberg Base Hospital is in the process of benefiting from a $41 million upgrade which included a brand new Emergency Department which opened in 2010.  

Recent redevelopment and extensions to the Bundaberg Friendly Private Hospital increased the size of the hospital by 70%. The $30 million expansion strengthened the facility by providing an additional intensive care unit, cardiac cathertisation lab, oncology treatment, improved medical consulting suites, pharmacy and physiotherapy services. A new GP superclinic is also being constructed near the Friendly Private Hospital.

Bundaberg Region Tourism

Bundaberg known as the ‘Gateway to The Great Barrier Reef’ has many pleasurable activities for you to do in your leisure time including over 100kms of beautiful beaches stretching from  1770 and Agnes Waters in the north to Woodgate in the south.  The calm, clear waters protected by Fraser Island provide safe swimming, free of stingers and crocodiles. Woongarra Marine Park on the coast of Bundaberg offers some of the most accessible onshore snorkelling and diving opportunities in Queensland with many onshore coral reefs including Bargara and Barolin Rocks.  The rocky coastline is home to many hard and soft corals only a few metres offshore.  

Just 15 minutes from Bundaberg there are a number of beachside communities such as Bargara Beach, Innes Park and Elliott Heads for you to unwind and enjoy your leisure time.

The world famous Mon Repos Turtle Rookery is only 15 minutes from Bundaberg and supports the largest concentration of nesting turtles on the mainland.  Turtles season is from November to February, with adults laying their eggs from December and hatchings can be seen making their to the ocean in January and February each year.

Bundaberg is situated on the banks of the Burnett river and has over 500 ha of parkland within the city many of which are located along the riverfront. The river is popular for fishing, boating, sailing, rowing and skiing upriver at Sandy Hook.  The city’s roundabouts are filled with greenery & flowers and each year in September the ‘Bundy in Bloom’ festival is held. The main street still retains the charm and heritage of yesteryear with some stately old buildings and each afternoon as the sun sets, the local rainbow lorikeet birds can be heard partying in the palms outside the post office in the centre of the town.

Many festivals and functions are also held throughout the year such as the ‘Mayors Ball’, The ‘Childers Festival of Cultures’, the ‘Bundaberg Multicultural Festival’, ‘Bundy Thunder’ which is world class power boat racing and bi-annually the ‘Wide Bay International Airshow’, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. ‘Bundy in Bloom’ is held each September and the arts festival ‘Crush’  each October.

There are many places of interest to visit in the region such as the Hinker Hall of Aviation celebrating the pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler, Hinkler House Memorial Museum, the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens, Bundaberg District Historical Museum, Bundaberg Railway Museum, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, a tour of the Bundaberg Rum Factory or Bundaberg Brewed Softdrinks.

Further afield, a trip to Fraser Island, 1770, Agnes Waters, Woodgate or Hervey Bay makes a great weekend away.  A list of some of the many things to do in the region can be viewed here.

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