It’s Festival Time in Bundaberg

It’s Festival Time in Bundaberg

May-August '19

Jammed packed with local festivals

Our Favorite Time of Year just got more exciting, with the best regional events being held from May through to August. There is something for everyone, with great family festivals and family focused events to sampling the amazing alcoholic wares that the Bundaberg Region produces!

Don’t forget we have our best value deals all year at this time too!

See you there!

03-06 May 2018

May Flavour

Kick-Off Taste Bundaberg Festival in May with a local heritage-focused celebration of everything grown, caught, distilled, brewed and nurtured in the Bundaberg region. With over 12 events across the weekend including Kick off at Riverfeast, Bundy Story Walks & Blend your Own Rum there is something for everyone!

10-11 may 2019

Agro Trend

Two days of farming and lifestyle focussed activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Agrotrend is a field day event offering businesses, organisations and community groups the opportunity to promote products and services to a dedicated agricultural and horticultural audience.

25-26 may 2019

1770 festival

The 27th annual 1770 Festival revolves around Surf, Soul & Sound experiences. The annual street parade is all about Harmony in the twin towns of 1770 and Agnes Water.

Re-enactment of Cook’s landing on Friday 24 May at 1770 Air Sea Rescue Park, the birthplace of Queensland.

07-09 june

June Flavour

Celebrating the flourishing water ways and coastal lifestyle that the Bundaberg region is blessed with, join us in June for seafood-filled feasts and waterfront events.

Wonder the main street of Bargara with the Feast on See event

Check out our very own Taste Bundaberg Event on 9th of June

27-28 july

Childers Festival

Every year, the Bruce Highway closes to make way for a spectacular array of live music, international cuisine and multicultural celebration that is the Childers Festival.

05-07 july 2019

july flavour

Bring the whole family this July to experience the tastes of Bundaberg!

Meet local farmers at the local’s favourite farmer’s market, Bundy Flavours, and enjoy cooking demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs.

We recommend exploring the regional  wares with a Bundy Food and Drinks Tour during the Taste Bundaberg Festival

Or spice up your Friday night at the Chilli & Lime Fiesta plus much more!



16-18 August 2019

August Flavour

Feeling thirsty? This could be our favorite Tase Month…

Friday 16 August marks the official World Rum Day and what better way to celebrate than to spend it in the Rum Capital? Experience everything Bundaberg Rum on Friday before enjoy a weekend of free-flowing drinks, full glasses and good vibes.

25th August

Oceanfest Bundaberg

Held in the picturesque Port Marina precinct, Oceanfest Bundaberg focuses on quality, local seafood, local wines, local beers, themed entertainment and a range of ocean orientated attractions, displays, demonstrations and workshops for all members of the family.

This event promotes the local, wild catch seafood, harvested from the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Bundaberg waters.


Our favourite secluded beaches in Bundaberg!

Our favourite secluded beaches in Bundaberg!

Off the back of our first blog the Top 10 Things we love about Winter in Bundaberg on the Southern Great Barrier Reef comes ‘Our Favourite Secluded Beaches’ Blog. We are pretty lucky here to still have secluded beaches. Even though they’re at there most secluded during the winter months, even over January you can still get a beach to yourself if you know where to look!

Our busiest beaches are not even that crazy at the busiest time of year so we also love Archies Beach and Kellys Beach too, which are only 2 minutes walk away from the resort!


Rifle Range Beach

Our favourite part of Rifle Range Beach is the natural coastal bush that you walk through and that shelters the beach. There is no car park in sight and the bush protects it from the road.

At low tide there is great rock pools and Rifle Range Creek can be explored. Great place to chase ghost crabs too.

If you have bikes (you can hire some from us) there is a great path that weaves along Rifle Range Creek and along the Coast.

It is so beautifully peaceful.


Neilson’s Beach

Neilo’s as it is affectionately known by us locals, is our local Surf Beach. Nippers and Surf Carnivals are held here, so if you’re after seclusion plan around these events.

This is a lovely beach with an awesome Park for the kids, a basketball court, exercise equipment close by and showers! The bike path goes right past here so you could even ride down, it is only 3. 8 km. You could definitely make a day out of Neilson’s Park.

Psst, there is also awesome coffee too. Check out Sea Bean for their opening hours


Elliot Heads Beach

Elliot Heads is one of Bundaberg and the Southern Great Barrier Reefs best kept secrets. The river meets the ocean here and the colours and the view is spectacular, we reckon it even gives the Whitsundays a run for its money.

On low tide you can walk across the sand to Dr Mays Island (in season as closed for nesting birds) and even get glimpses of Coonar Beach. It seems like the beach goes on forever here in three different directions!

There is Driftwood Cafe that has burgers and chips too, so make an afternoon of it!


Woodgate Beach

Woodgate Beach is just over 40 minute drive but well worth it! This has got to be the most untouched part of the Bundaberg Region sitting in the Burrum Coast National Park. Just down the road from the beach is the unmissable Theodolite Creek. If you can plan it go on dusk or dawn to check out the kangaroos.

There is a great cafe just across the road from the beach, if you need a coffee for the return drive Russo Nature park is only 20 minutes away too which has a nice easy 30 minute walk through bush to a lookout!

Come stay in one of our Eco Villas at  Kellys Beach Resort when exploring the beaches of Bundaberg!
Blog written by Loni Springer and lover of everything Bundaberg and Nature