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8 Bucket List Experiences To Tick Off This Summer

1. Watch the Turtles Nest (November – January)

Be a part of an ancient ritual millions of years in the making as mother turtles haul themselves up Mon Repos beach from November – January to nest.

Where can I tick this off? Tick this off your bucket list at the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, book here!


2. See Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Emerge (January – March)

Our turtle hatchlings are beyond cute so come witness their first steps of life this Turtle Season from January – March.

Where can I tick this off? Tick this off your bucket list at the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, book here!


3. Snorkel the Southern Great Barrier Reef

Is snorkelling the reef on your bucket list? Tick it off this summer at the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg. The closest and most accessible point of the reef to South East Queensland.

Where can I tick this off? Come snorkel the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a day trip to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Island, book here!


4. Swim with Turtles on Lady Musgrave Island

Come explore Lady Musgrave Island, a beautiful coral cay just a 2 hour boat ride from Bundaberg, and swim with the turtles. Why not bring your go pro and snap a selfie with these curious creatures?

Where can I tick this off? Take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island with Lady Musgrave Experience, book here!


5. Dive with Manta Rays on Lady Elliot Island

Did you know Lady Elliot Island is often referred to as the home of the Manta Rays? Whilst you can spot these beautiful creatures all over the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliot Island is the place to be to dive with these inquisitive rays.

Where can I tick this off? Lady Elliot Island is a quick, scenic flight from the Bundaberg Airport. Come day trip or spend the night in their eco-friendly accommodation. Book here!


6. Visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Tick off an Australian icon this summer with a visit to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Learn the story behind Australian's favourite spirit and sample their award winning drops. You can even blend your own rum (how cool is that?!).

Where can I tick this off? The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience is an award-winning tour you can tick off at the operational Bundaberg Rum Distillery, book here!


7. Live on a Tropical Island

Live the dream and stay on our islands on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Stay a night camping under the stars on Lady Musgrave Island or enjoy eco-friendly accommodation at Lady Elliot Island living like the locals on a weekend getaway.

Where can I tick this off? Stay on Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island on your next getaway!


8. Hike to the Top of a Mountain

Things look better from on top. Hike to the summit of Mount Walsh National Park and enjoy an incredible sunrise over the North Burnett.

Where Can I Tick This Off?  Mount Walsh National Park is situated just 1.5 hours drive from Bundaberg. For more information, click here.


Come tick experiences off your bucket list this summer with your perfect next holiday to Bundaberg. BE INSPIRED with holiday ideas and local tips here or CALL our friendly Visitor Information Centre team and let them help you book your perfect next holiday.


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