Situated just 365km north of Brisbane, Bundaberg is the southernmost access point to the Great Barrier Reef.
From Bundaberg to.......
Hervey Bay 123kms 1hr 50 mins
Brisbane 362kms 5hrs 15mins
Gladstone 187kms 2h 15m
Rockhampton 288kms 3hrs 40 mins
Whitsundays: Airlie Beach 768kms 9hrs 50mins
Cairns 1353kms 17hrs 20mins
Queensland Rail offers daily departures from Bundaberg - services go both north and south.
AirVirgin Airlines and Qantas both offer daily services between Brisbane and Bundaberg.
Lady Elliot Island: A mere 25 minute scenic flight from the Bundaberg Airport and you are landing on the first island of the Great Barrier Reef. The waters around Lady Elliot Island teem with marine life. A coral cay, Lady Elliot Island is world reknown as home of the Manta Ray, with research identifying over 7000 individual manta rays in the surrounding waters. (That makes for pretty good odds of spotting one as you are flying to/from the island, or while you are snorkelling, diving or in the glass bottom boat). Visitors can enjoy a day trip to this Southern Great Barrier Reef gem, or stay as long as you like in the islands' 41 room eco resort.
Lady Musgrave Island: A day cruise away from Bundaberg Port Marina, Lady Musgrave Island is unique as it is the only coral island on the Great Barrier Reef with a navigable lagoon. The island and lagoon is a pristine coral cay with 1,192 hectares of spectacular fringing reef ready to be explored.
Heron Island: In the north lies Heron Island, ribboned by sugar white sands, crystal waters and acres of coral gardens ripe for exploring. With no day trippers, the 4 star resort island is made for doing as little or as much as you like, a boat ride from Gladstone Harbour.