Family Friendly Fun

Famous for being a relaxed family and kid friendly destination, during your stay you will find a huge array of wildlife, park and coastal adventures packed with a whole lot of fun to keep you and the young ones happy campers.

If monkeys, dingoes, wallabies, emus, snakes, lizards and birds take your fancy make sure you pack a picnic and stop off at the free Alexandra Park Zoo on Quay St, Bundaberg. The zoo is located centrally next to a large park with free BBQ's, activity centres for kids of all ages and there is plenty of grassy and shady areas to enjoy a picnic. Take e stroll along the riverside boardwalk, some even pack their fishing gear and cast a line to tempt some fishy bites.

While we are talking about the river - Burnett River Cruises offer a variety of cruise options aboard the beautifully restored ferry, the Bundy Belle. This leisurely cruise down the Burnett River takes in the sights, sounds and smells of the river system and you can hear all about the history of the Burnett River as the captain shares historical tales about the banks. Make sure you pack a hat for the kids, prime seating is upstairs in the breeze.

If you haven't found your sea legs just yet, then head towards Bargara and stop in at Amandine Lavender. Wander through the lavender patch and learn all about this scented beauty of a plant or stop into the gift shop to pick up some treats like flavoured chocolate, lollies and fudge or unique jewellery. While you're heading to the seaside why not pack your togs and take a dip in one of the many gorgeous beaches dotted along the coastline and quench your salty thirst with a yummy gelato from the Windmill on See St.

Gently waves, sandy beaches and the trademark black volcanic rock are earmarks of the Bundaberg coastline and there are walking trails to explore while you enjoy a dip in the sea too. The most famous one is the Turtle Trail which winds from Bargara all the way through to Mon Repos. You can walk, ride bike and scoot or even travel on a segway to see the picturesque piece of coastline.

If you have wheels or are in a walking mood you can scoot, stroll, ride or task a brisk walk through the Baldwin Swamp Wetlands. This remnant rainforest is very close to the heart of Bundaberg and there are over 100 species of birds who call the wetlands home. The Lake Ellen Heritage Hub is located at the George St entrance to the wetlands and has a huge playground, sheltered areas and BBQ facilities. There is a huge duck pond located just near this part of the wetlands and park so take some bread and feed the ducks while there.

If the weather is perfect for ducks and you need to escape the rain, head to Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre. This is like walking into a treasure trove packed full of fun. You will have to pick from bowling, laser tag, dodgem cars, big dipper slide, Jurassic Putt Golf and the Wild West Shootout.