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10 Best Tours for Doing Bundaberg Like a Local

Explore Bundaberg like the locals and get the tips and tricks from the pros.

1. Bundy Food Tours

We do fresh produce year-round better than anyone else. Come meet the passionate farmers and producers feeding the nation with superstar tour guide, Suzie Clarke. Taste and buy your produce straight from the farmer and hear the stories behind the food on your plate.

Local Tip: Wear sunscreen! You'll be out in the sun so bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen.


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2. Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience

Bundaberg's most iconic bevvy, Bundaberg Rum, now offers the award-winning educational experience – Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience. Come discover how we make Australia's favourite rum or become a master blender for a day at the Blend Your Own Experience.

Local Tip: Try the Salted Caramel Liquor with cream when you go to your tastings.


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3. Bundy Belle

Discover the colourful history of the mighty Burnett River that flows through Bundaberg on a Bundy Belle River Cruise. Enjoy a tranquil 2 ½ hour cruise with complimentary tea and coffee, and BYO alcohol. Enjoy a feed at Grunske's by the River Seafood Restaurant and Market before or after your cruise.

Local Tip: Bring some local Macadamia's Australia roasted and salted macadamia nuts to snack on.

4. Lady Musgrave Experience

Make your way out to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the locals favourite water-based activity; snorkelling. Lady Musgrave Experience offers an all-inclusive day trip out to Lady Musgrave Island where you can swim on the Southern end of the Great Barrier Reef with the Turtles.

Local Tip: Bring an underwater camera to snap your turtle selfie.


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5. Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

Bundaberg's best wildlife encounter, the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, runs annually November – March. Come see Mumma turtles nest November – January, and hatchlings emerge January – March. Create memories to last a lifetime this summer.

Local Tip: Bring a book or the iPad for the kids because the turtles run on their own time and it can be a late night.


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6. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Take a weekend getaway to Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and sleep on the reef. Home of the Manta Ray, dive with these peaceful giants 100m from where you lay your head and enjoy some much-needed time out from your busy schedule.

Local Tip: Go for a one-on-one guided tour with a marine biologist.

7. Bundy Drinks Tour

Taste test Bundy's best brewed and distilled drinks on a, newly started, Bundy Drinks Tour. Stop into local micro-brewery Bargara Brewing Co. to try the beer and have a feed. Next head to Bundaberg Rum for a tour of the factory before making your way to a local artisan distillery, Kalki Moon, and try their liquors, vodka and gin.

Local Tip: Ask for the Gin Gin Mule at Kalki Moon!

8. Off the Wagon Tours

Explore the wineries of Childers on an Off the Wagon Tour. Sip and swirl your way through locally-made wines and enjoy lunch on a winery.

Local Tip: Spend the night in Childers to round off your experience.

9. Bundaberg Coach Tours

Take in the icons of Bundaberg on a full day tour with Bundaberg Coaches. See the picturesque Botanic Gardens, the historical Hinkler Hall of Aviation (optional), visit the bubbly Bundaberg Barrel and tour the Bundaberg Rum factory.

Local Tip: Bring some extra cash for souvenirs and lunch at Cafe 1928.

10. 1770 Reef

Take a day trip out to Lady Musgrave Island. Enjoy morning tea, a buffet lunch, tea and coffee and afternoon tea. Go snorkelling among the effervescent coral and see if you can spot the finding nemo clan.

Local Tip: Spot migrating humpback whales October - December

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