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Bundaberg QLD


Postcode: 4670

The Bundaberg region encompasses many great experiences, making it a great holiday location.

Here the Great Barrier Reef begins with coral reefs fringing the shoreline and our two coral cay’s Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands. Reef walk, snorkel, dive and view one of the great wonders of the world, all from Bundaberg.

Over 140 kilometers of unspoiled beaches stretch from Woodgate to the Town of 1770. These are stinger free and range from surf to calm water. Many creeks and river estuaries provide ideal spots to drop a line and fish.

With its pristine environment the region is home to many marine creatures. Humpback whales pass close to the shoreline en route to Platypus Bay on Fraser Island. Turtles have a special affinity for this part of the world with Australia’s largest mainland rookery situated at Mon Repos Beach near Bundaberg.

Bundaberg itself is a progressive modern city with an urban population of over 43,000. Visitors are well catered for with excellent shopping, fine restaurants and many attractions. The great range of affordable accommodation makes Bundaberg an ideal base to explore the region. Step back into the hinterland and the Central and North Burnett. There’s a sense of history mixed with wilderness adventures and rural experiences. Host farms, country pubs, comfortable motels and caravan parks will all impress you with that famous country hospitality.

Bundaberg’s major industries comprise of facets of the sugar industry including distilling and cane harvester manufacturing; project engineering management, small crops, forestry, livestock, agriculture, fishing and marine, food and beverages, construction, plastics, light aircraft manufacturing, metal casting, machining and tourism.

A significant aspect of the Bundaberg region is the superb lifestyle set in a healthy family environment with a range of cultural recreational and sporting activities. The climate is idyllic all year round. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of city or country living.

Bundaberg is a thriving city with strong growth on population and commerce. As a major provincial city it is the largest single retail centre between Brisbane and Rockhampton.