Things To Do

Things to see & do in the Wide Bay Burnett Region

  • Enjoy the afternoon at Bargara, the largest beachside township closest to Bundaberg, play with the kids at the Turtle playground, swim at Kelly’s beach or the Basin, walk the coastal foreshore pathways, picnic in the shelter sheds or eat out at the choice of restaurants and browse the interesting array of shops
  • Spend the day at Neilsons Park, Bargara, a relaxing palm fringed bay where the Bundaberg Surf Lifesavings Clubhouse is situated. Take the kids to Nippers on a Sunday.
  • Visit Innes Park, have a BBQ at the beachfront parkland, swim in Palmers Creek, take a walk along the coastal pathway and enjoy the coastal views from the headland at Barolin Rocks.  Take the kids to the play in the playground, skatebowl or volleyball court or walk the dog in the shady beachside parkland.
  • Spend the day at Elliott Heads, swim at the patrolled beach, fish at the river mouth. Walk or ride the pathway north along the oceanfront. Enjoy the magnificent views across the Elliot River mouth to Coonarr Beach. Have fish and chips at the riverside café and be in awe of the skilled kite surfers and jet skiers.
  • At low tide explore the numerous coastal rock pools along the coast and find all sorts of interesting sea creatures or go snorkelling in the Woongarra Marine Park
  • Visit the largest and most accessible turtle rookery in mainland Australia and see the turtles nesting & hatching at Mon Repos Beach – November to February
  • Take a Sunday drive and visit the beautiful Coral Coast beaches of Bargara, Innes Park and Elliott Heads or for a change head north to Moore Park Beach, south to Coonarr or Woodgate beaches
  • Go for a four wheel driving to beautiful Coonarr Beach, and then through the Kinkuna and Burrum National Parks to Woodgate.
  • Enjoy a picnic, bbq or fish and chips at one of the many beautiful parks and recreational areas located along the coastline or on the relaxing shores of the Burnett River
  • Walk or ride the coastal pathway from Nielsens Park Beach, Bargara through the Pastoral Reserve and Mon Repos Conservation Reserve to the Lighthouse at Burnett Heads
  • Have a seafood smorgasboard at Grunske's on the river. Bundaberg boasts the freshest and best local seafood including reef fish, scallops, bugs, prawns, spanner and mud crabs. 
  • Tour two of Bundaberg’s famous icons, the Bundaberg Rum Distillery including the museum and visitor centre and Bundaberg Ginger Beer’s True Blew Experience Tour.
  • Spend the day at the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens, visit Hinkler House, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, historical Fairymead House and the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum and ride the coal fired steam train which runs on weekends and visit the Railway Museum.
  • Take a historic ferry ride on the Bundy Belle along the Burnett River and have lunch at Burnett Heads. 
  • For the waterskiing enthusiast, spend the day skiing on the Burnett River at Sandy Hook 
  • Visit the Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park, home to many species of birds and wildlife or wander through over 500 ha of parkland located on the Burnett River and around the city, Anzac, Parklands, Alexandra, Queens Parks and Lions Park just to name a few.
  • Have a picnic lunch at the Hummock, the highest point between Bundaberg and the coast, which offers 360 deg views of the coastline and Bundaberg. Walk the nature boardwalk through some of the last stands of original Woongarra scrub. 
  • Visit Shalom Markets on Sunday and pick up an array of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables.  Zucchini, tomatoes, squash, cucumber, capsicum, chilli, potatoes, sweet potato, strawberries, snow peas, beans, lychees, macadamia nuts, citrus, grapes, stone fruits, avocado, watermelons and rockmelons are all grown in the Wide Bay Burnett Region.
  • Play golf at one of the many golf courses in the region, Coral Cove on the ocean front, Bargara golf club, Innes Park Country Club, Bundaberg or Oakwood.
  • Walk Sharon Gorge track which winds it way to the banks of the Burnett River
  • Discover Woodgate Beach, Woodgate National Park and the Burrum River.  Walk or ride the 5kms of ocean front pathway.
  • Visit the historical township of Childers, the Visitors Information Centre, Art Gallery, the Backpacker Memorial, the Old Pharmacy, Tour Snakes Down Under, the Flying High Bird Sanctuary at  Apple Tree Creek and some of the wineries in the region and then have a famous Mamimo home made ice cream.
  • Visit Gin Gin and Lake Monduran (capacity 1.6 times of Sydney Harbour) well known as the place for great Barramundi fishing.  Call into Mystery Craters believed to be 25 million years old at South Kolan on the way to Gin Gin.  Drive back to Bundaberg via the Kolan River and see it’s world class rowing course, Bucca Crossing and the historical Bucca Pub.
  • Take a drive amongst the mountains to historic Mount Perry, an old copper mining town, see the Boolboonda Tunnel along the way, the largest unsupported man made tunnel in the southern hemisphere. 
  • Jump in the four wheel drive and camp for the weekend on the beachfront at Kinkuna National Park, just 20 minutes from Bundaberg.
  • Discover 1770 where Captain Cook stepped ashore at Round Hill Head.  Make sure you visit the lookout, call into Agnes Waters. Jump on the pink amphibious lark and take a tour to the isolated Bustard Head lighthouse or a day cruise to Lady Musgrave Island or visit Lady Elliott Island for the weekend. Go 4wd in the many national parks in the region.
  • Go whale watching at Hervey Bay.

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