Bundaberg is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city sits 15 kilometres inland from the coast on the Burnett River, approximately 385 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane.
Bundaberg is a great place to come if you are short on cash and looking for work. Fruit picking is Bundaberg's speciality, offering plenty of fruit picking work during harvest.
Bundaberg is also famous for its Bundaberg Rum, which many of you may have heard of. You can find out how it is made and lots more information from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery.
The thriving city of Bundaberg is dotted with lovingly restored heritage buildings amongst the modern architecture. With a long history of welcoming visitors to enjoy the region's wealth, Bundaberg offers attractions, accommodation and dining options galore.
Bundaberg has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The climate is the most equable of any Australian town or city and ranked 5th on a worldwide comparison. The coldest temperature recorded in Bundaberg is 0.8 degrees Celsius, and some inland areas of Bundaberg sometimes experience frosts.
To find out about the history of the area then visit the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum, or the interesting Hinkler House Museum. The Hinkler House Museum is actually Bert Hinklers House which was brought over to Australia from England and rebuilt, after he completed the first solo flight to England from Australia. The house is situated in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, giving you two reasons to visit.
Another popular visit is to Mon Repos Beach, which is home to the Flatback Turtle, Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle and Logger Turtle. There is a turtle rookery here, with the nesting season between November and January, and the births being between January and March.
Diving is also popular, with a number of dive course offered around Bundaberg. This should get you trained up for your trip out to the Great Barrier Reef cays of Lady Elliott Island or Lady Musgrave Island. Both islands are located within the Southern Reef Islands with tours offered from Bundaberg.
There is a selection of accommodation around Bundaberg, with plenty of backpacker hostels to choose from. Eating out is also relatively cheap, with many of the pubs serving food. You can get to Bundaberg on the main bus services running north and south along the coast. The buses stop at the Stewarts Coach Terminal which is on Targo Street. Local buses depart from Woongarra Street, Bundaberg.