About Bundaberg North Burnett

A four-hour drive north of Queensland's capital, Brisbane, Bundaberg city is settled around the Burnett River and is the southernmost gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Well known for its sugar cane farming and rum distillery, it’s also host to the east coast’s largest concentration of nesting marine turtles, not to mention the rainbow of tropical marine life that’ll join you on a snorkel or dive.  

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A four-hour drive north of Queensland's capital, Brisbane, Bundaberg city is settled around the Burnett River and is the southernmost gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Places to See in Bundaberg North Burnett

Dining at Bargara, Bundaberg North Burnett

Bargara

Bargara

Perched along the Coral Coast but just 13km from the CBD, Bargara is arguably one of Bundaberg North Burnett’s prettiest and most vibrant beach suburbs offering a range of activities and accommodation.

Bundaberg, Bundaberg North Burnett

Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Mention Bundaberg and the two words that come to mind are rum and turtles. This sub-tropical city is best known for its iconic rum and its nesting and hatching loggerhead turtles.

Aerial of the Burnett River, Bundaberg North Burnett

Burnett Heads

Burnett Heads

Located at the mouth of the Burnett River and home to the Port of Bundaberg, Burnett Heads is known for its freshly caught local seafood, first class marina and two historic lighthouses which feature in an annual celebration of the lifestyle and culture of the region.

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg North Burnett

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island

Hailed as the launch pad for the Great Barrier Reef, the most southern island of Lady Elliot is regarded as reef royalty.

Nesting turtle, Mon Repos, Bundaberg North Burnett

Mon Repos

Mon Repos

By day, Mon Repos is ideal for swimming, sailing and shore diving. By night, head here to visit the Mon Repos Conservation Park with its nesting and hatching turtles.

Cania Gorge National Park, North Burnett Region

Sandstone Wilderness-North Burnett

Sandstone Wilderness-North Burnett

Encompassing an area that is larger than Tasmania and includes more National Parks as well, the spectacular North Burnett Sandstone Wilderness is home to 25 separate mountain ranges, just perfect for camping, bushwalking, and nature adventures.

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