The historic city of Bundaberg has a lot to offer to nature lovers and adventure seekers. One of Queensland’s coastal cities, Bundaberg is located north of Brisbane and with its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, this regional town is ideal for a short break. 

Day 1

7am: Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

From November to late March, travellers have an opportunity to visit the largest concentration of marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. Mon Repos Turtle Encounter is a guided tour in to the world of turtles where one can witness an ancient ritual as mother turtles lurch their way up sandy dunes from November to January and baby turtles erupt from their nests between late-January to late-March. Allow up to 6 hours for a full guided tour and turtle encounter.

Tourism and Events Queensland-Jordan Robins

1pm: Savour fresh local seafood at Grunske’s

Grunske’s is a relaxed restaurant overlooking the Burnett River, serving fresh local and seasonal produce.

3:30pm: Visit the award winning artisan distilling and brewing company

Kalki Moon Distilling and Brewing company is family owned offering free guided mini tours with complementary tastings. Initially founded as a small batch premium rum distillery, this business has grown to producing gin, vodka and liqueurs.

6pm: Wind the busy day at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens cover over 27 hectares of land and features a variety of trees and shrubs. Take in the view of the splendid lake which attracts numerous species of birds. The garden has a wedding chapel, picnic area, boardwalks and a children’s playground.

Hinkler House & Botanical Gardens. Image courtesy Tourism and Events Queensland

Day 2

9am: Fuel your day with a big breakfast

Head to Oodies Café, a cosy café catering to all diets and tastes,serving all day breakfast, burgers and enchanting coffee. 

12pm: Hike at the Coalstoun Lakes National Park

The Coalstoun Lakes walking track is an ideal track for those who are looking for a bit of an adventure. Walk up the northern side of the crater to explore stunning views and the magnificent rural landscape. Allow up to 3 hours to fully experience the beautiful park.

6pm: Kick your feet over beautiful sun set

Being perched on the banks of the beautiful Burnett River, H2O Restaurant and Bar offer stunning water views. Enjoy sumptuous locally grown produce and cocktails to watch the sun go down and to reminisce the activities over the last two days.

Looking for an accommodation in Bundaberg?

Econo Lodge Park Lane is ideally located in the heart of Bundaberg with amenities such as a large outdoor pool and spa along with an onsite restaurant and bar. Visit the Choice Hotels website for more details.

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