It’s not hard to be captivated by Bundaberg and the cane country that surrounds it.
Just as they have done for more than a century, emerald fields of verdant sugarcane rising from rich red earth blanket the landscape, and as you cruise into town you get a real sense of the rural prosperity this region enjoys.
Located four and a half hours’ drive north of Brisbane, Bundaberg is the provincial hub of Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region, and is billed as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. There’s plenty to recommend a stop of three or four days in the city itself. Sensational weather, welcoming locals, top notch seafood, superb beaches, a plethora of historical attractions, and one of the world’s most famous beverages are all part of the appeal.
Here’s a checklist of our top ten things to do in Bundaberg.