The Bundaberg North Burnett region is Australia’s premier location for observing nesting sea turtles and is known as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The city of Bundaberg is the regional hub for air, rail and road access that services the coastal and hinterland areas. The region is rich in sugar and horticultural production and is home to the famous Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer as well as a number of hinterland wineries and farm-gate sales of fresh produce. To the west lie national parks including spectacular Cania Gorge, Auburn River and Goodnight Scrub and inland recreational dams including Lake Monduran, Lake Paradise and Lake Gregory.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef is a journey of remarkable discovery. Even the most well-travelled visitors are often left speechless by the experience of getting up close and personal with life in this remarkable section of the Great Barrier Reef. Just over four hours drive from Brisbane, this area remains relatively undiscovered, there are fewer crowds and many opportunities to walk through national parks, spoil yourself with delicious regional produce and experience the abundant marine and wildlife like never before.