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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.


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.


Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Spend a few hours at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks' Barrel. Taste-test the entire range of brews, explore the interactive centre and take six of your favourites home with you!

Local Tip: Bring a camera for the perfect photo opportunity outside the Barrel. 


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.


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.


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.


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.

Self-guided Cellar Door Discovery

You'll want to bring a designated driver for this one! Inspired by the regions most iconic international drink brands, Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, artisan distillers, wine makers, brewers and cider makers are crafting tasty tipples and collecting national and international awards to don their shelves. From discovering fruity flavours at Ohana Cider House & Cheeky Tiki Winery, to a botanical gin haven at Kalki Moon Distilliing and brewing, to discovering hinterland wines among the rolling green hills in Childers, come fill up your glass, sip and swirl your way through the cellar doors of our regions tipple masters



Venture on a Foodie Trail

Did you know the Bundaberg region is responsible for feeding 25% of the nation? As the largest producing region for macadamia nuts, passionfruit, sweet potatoes, chilli's, citrus and more, our backyard has it all. With our iconic rich red soil and prime climate, discover our unique paddock-to-plate and catch-to-kitchen offerings venturing from one farm-gate, farmers market or eatery to another. This is a self-guided experience with plenty of stops and variety for you to poke your fork into.

Prefer a pre-planned foodie trail? Discover our downloadable foodie trails here.



Bundaberg CBD & North Burnett Heritage Trail

Take a self-guided tour along the heritage laced streets of Bundaberg's bustlign CBD and historic North Bundaberg. From weaving your way passed buildings built in the 1800's to wandering crossing the mighty Burnett River and learning the history in which it has played. This trail will take you back in time, to place which are now considered to be famous landmarks. With plenty of local cafes and eateries surrounding your journey, be sure to stop in, meet the locals and savour a taste of the region.

Local Tip: Be sure to bring a hat for your walk and wear comfortable shoes!


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.



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