This is our favourite time of year! As a family we come from Melbourne originally so Winter is just perfect for us, not too hot, not too cold and its the only time we get the warm pj’s out! Weather aside we have put together our Top 10 Reasons why we love Winter here in Bundaberg on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. There is no way we could rank them so they are in no particular order. We hope your enjoy the read and we look forward to sharing our special part of Queensland with you next time you visit!
Manta Migration at Lady Elliot Island.
From May – August Mantas make their annual migration along the east coast and their favourite pit stop is Lady Elliot.
Water Visibility is at it’s Best
Wether your snorkelling at Lady Musgrave Island, Lady Elliot Island or along the many reef systems accessible from our mainland beaches, Winter by far has the best underwater visibility!
Fresh & Local Produce
The Farms come alive at this time of year! We love how you can pick up all the veg and fruit you need from theroad side farm stallsand markets. Here is a great seasonal guideto what produce is available when.
Is Bundaberg’s 10 Day Festival celebrating everything fresh and local in our Region. There are cocktail making events, farmers markets, and we are having our own Saucing Local event at the resort this year too! Book in advance, the events sell out!
Pick your own Strawberries
This is a great activity on a winter afternoon! Tinaberries & SSS Strawberries offer this experience to visitors. There is something really awesome about eating something you have picked yourself, plus they are delicious!
The Best Value Holidays
From May to early September we have our Stay Pay Deals, where we give you a night for FREE. Plus the Winter School Holidays are in our Off Season so you get an awesome price and the kids have a ball! Our Pool is heated
Winter School Holidays
Our Winter School Holidays are by far the best value of all School Holidays. If you book in early enough you can even book our stay pay deals! Check out our School Holiday Deals
Sunrise & Sunset
The absolute sparkling clarity that Winter brings to Sunsets and Sunrises is just breath taking! At Monies Creek causeway you can see the sun go down and the moon come up. Champagne is optional!
Our beaches don’t get too busy at the best of times however obviously there are not as many people swimming this time of year. You will not have any trouble finding a spot all to yourself. Read here for our favourite secluded beaches, where sometimes even when it is busy you can have the beach to yourself.
The first humpback has already been spotted. We will see them around until the beginning of October.