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Your Accessible Holiday Guide to the Bundaberg Region

From beautiful beaches to streets laced with heritage listed buildings and experiences to last a lifetime, the Bundaberg region boasts something for every holiday maker. Whether you're planning a holiday requiring wheelchair facilities or a family holiday with special needs, our regions accessible accommodation, attractions and eats are waiting to welcome you. Understanding the importance of finding the right fit for you we've put together an accessible holiday guide to the Bundaberg region.  

Accessible Stays

Whether you prefer picturesque seaside views or the convenience of being a short distance from boutique shops, cafes and eateries, there is plenty of choice when it comes to accessible stays.

If you are wanting city convenience Acacia Motor Inn, Takalvan Motel, Sugar Country Motor Inn, Villa Mirasol Motor Inn and Burnett Riverside Hotel, offer wheelchair accessible accommodation. With local staff happy to recommend which of their executive rooms will best suit, you will find these accommodation options located just a short drive from local shops, eateries, parks and attractions making for a comfortable and convenient stay.

Looking for something more coastal? Manta Bargara Resort not only offers breath-taking views of Bargara beach and shaded pathways along Bargara Esplanade, but the resort lifts make it effortless for you to access your spacious room and soak up the scenery.


Go Nuts at Macadamias Australia

Located on Goodwood Road, Macadamias Australia is sharing the story of their multi-generational family farm and the innovative sustainable practices that go into producing their delicious high quality nuts! Park up in the designated wheelchair or pram spaces and make your way through the uncovered walkway into the Visitor Experience. Jump on a guided tour of the original orchard with a knowledgeable host, or take it at your own pace and discover the experience at your leisure.

Sit outside and soak up the sunshine at The Orchard Table, or savour the aircon inside the beautiful venue, and enjoy the ever-changing menu of seasonal produce and chef curated delights. Wheelchair users can make use of the designated bathroom, and move throughout the spacious centre at ease.

Take a peek inside the Chocolate Room and see inventive master chocolatiers dip and coat the premium nuts, sample the entire range at the tasting bar, or head over the cracking station, and have a go at opening one yourself!

Whether it’s the first sniff of the chocolatier at work, the tingle of lemon myrtle on your tongue as your taste test all the flavours, the breeze of the wind against your skin as you explore the shaded orchard, the crack and giggle you hear as people attempt to split open the nut shell themselves, or the smiling faces you see when you arrive – Macadamias Australia has something for all the senses.

Explore The Home of Bundaberg's Great Australian Brew! 

Famous for their Bundaberg Ginger Beer, come immerse yourself on a self-guided tour of The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel, and discover the history behind the generations of family recipes responsible for their world-wide success. Taste the entire range of their 14 flavour-filled bottled and combine your favourites into a six-pack for the journey home. With accessible facilities for wheelchairs available, be sure to tick this Bundy icon off your must-do list.


Uncover the Spirit of Rum!

Take a behind the scenes tour of the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery and follow a master blender as they teach you the history and art to blending world-class rum and liqueurs while venturing through the heart of the fully working distillery. The Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience is wheelchair and pram friendly with tastings included at the end of the tour at the tasting bar. 


Immerse Yourself in Nature

With bright colourful flowers and native plants hugging pathways, a tranquil ambience filled with the sounds of nature, and historical stories hidden within the park, make your way to the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens for a relaxing escape. Boasting more than 10,000 trees and shrubs along with attracting 114 different species of birds, come follow the sealed pathways and uncover breath-taking gems. Assistance dogs are more than welcome to soak up the experience with you and you will also find accessible toilet facilities near the delicious, Cafe 1928.  


Animal Encounters 

Established in 1911 and one of Queensland's oldest running zoological facilities, Alexandra Park Zoo is one stop you won't want to miss visiting. With wheelchair and stroller friendly facilities, meet the animals that call the Zoo home. From introducing yourself to brother and sister dingo duo Kupali and Lowanna, to watching cheeky Cotton-top Tamarin monkeys as they call out to each other, and waving hello to the zoo's wallabies and other wildlife, you'll be delighted by this unique animal encounter experience.


Time to Fly High

Bundaberg born with a passion and hunger for adventure, learn the incredible life story of aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation. Let your imagination soar as you weave your way past inspiring and one of a kind aircrafts that help piece together the tales of Bert's travels and achievements. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is suitable for wheelchair visitors and includes wheelchair accessible toilets.


Cool down with a splash

Take a dip and cool down at local summertime haven Norville Park Swimming Pool, where accessible access into the pool via a lift ensures you can enjoy a splash or two to escape the summer heat.

Prefer to keep your feet dry? Why not cool down with something a little sweeter, like a delicious gelato from the tantalising range of flavours at Alowishus Delicious or Nana's Pantry.


Where to Eat?

Did you know the Bundaberg region is responsible for growing 25% of the nations fresh fruit and veg? Pick up your fork and com taste the Bundaberg difference with fresh seasonal produce, award-winning drinks and reef-to-river catches served across tables of local cafes and eateries, with local chefs proudly showcasing local. 

Grab your morning espresso fix from Alowishus Delicious, located in the heart of the CBD and browse their abundant menu that will leave your taste buds tingling and tummy satisfied. With their new cafe front and original Earls Courts cafe areas there is plenty of space to pull up a seat. A particular favourite among the locals, you'll find the best milkshakes here as well.  

Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, delight yourself with a unique paddock to plate experience at HSG at The Gardens which is nothing short of flavour and space. Relax and enjoy the tranquil gardens while dinning among their alfresco outdoor setting or choose their more sheltered tables. Set on 4 acres, HSG not only make food good for the heart and soul, they also pride themselves on being open for all with plant-based, gluten free and dairy free dishes across the menu with their facilities wheelchair friendly.

Looking for a seafood feast fit for a king or queen? Look no further than Grunskes by The River Seafood Restaurant and Take Away Market! Overlooking the regions historic Burnett River, enjoy a fresh platter of river prawns, local caught bugs and fish on the deck while overlooking sweeping river views. They even have something for the non-seafood fanatics.

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