Embark on a budget-friendly journey and explore the treasures of Bundaberg and its surroundings without spending a cent!
Kellys Beach Resort invites you to discover the beauty, culture, and natural wonders of the region through a variety of free activities. From breathtaking landscapes to historical zoos and vibrant art scenes, here’s your guide to a cost-free adventure around every corner.
Read on for a comprehensive list of budget-friendly activities!
Bargara Turtle Playground
Enjoy stunning views of Bargara Beach while the kids play on the turtle-themed playground. With ample seating and tables, it’s an ideal spot for a beachside picnic. The large turtle structure offers different play areas, perfect for games like hide and seek.
Discover the unspoiled and diverse beaches along the East coast of Australia. Bargara offers a choice of unique beaches, including Neilson Park, Bargara, The Basin, Kellys, Archies, and Rifle Range, each providing a distinct coastal experience.
Wildlife and Nature
Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Delve into the world of marine turtles at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Entry is free, providing you with insights into conservation and research programs. While fees apply for the immersive Turtle Tales Experience and Turtle Encounter Tours during nesting and hatching seasons, the wealth of knowledge gained is invaluable.
Alexandra Park Zoo
Step back in time at Alexandra Park Zoo, one of Queensland’s oldest zoos. Home to monkeys, dingos, lizards, birds, and more, the zoo offers free entry on specific days and provides a delightful Riverside Boardwalk along the Burnett River.
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Spanning 27 hectares, the gardens are home to over 10,000 trees and shrubs. Entry is free, and the gardens are open seven days a week. Explore hidden gems like the Japanese Gardens and the spectacular temple in the Chinese Gardens.
Scenic Views and Cultural Delights
Head to the low-lying volcanic remnant known as “The Hummock” for panoramic views of the region. At 96 meters above sea level, enjoy vistas of the ocean to the east and sugar fields encircling the city to the west, with the Bundaberg Distillery and the smoke stacks from the Mill on the horizon.
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Immerse yourself in arts and culture at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG). Located in the heart of Bundaberg City, BRAG is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility within walking distance of major shopping centres, cafes, restaurants, and the Riverside Parklands.
Childers Art Space
Visit the Childers Arts Space (CHARTS), housed in the Palace Memorial Building, becoming a hub for arts and cultural activities. The gallery features exhibitions showcasing work from local, state, and national artists.
North Burnett Art Trail
Embark on a scenic drive inland of Bundaberg and uncover talented artists and sculptures on the North Burnett Art Trail. From towering silos and rustic sculptures to spectacular water towers, the trail is a vibrant tapestry of colour woven throughout the town.
Explore the abundant National Parks and mountain ranges in the Bundaberg and North Burnett Regions. Whether hiking the Bluff walking track at Mount Walsh for panoramic views or wandering the scenic wetlands of Burrum Coast National Park, nature enthusiasts will find endless trails.
Situated 20km north of Gin Gin on the Bruce Highway, Lake Monduran (Fred Haigh Dam) offers a variety of activities, from fishing to kayaking, swimming, and waterskiing. Enjoy facilities such as barbeques, picnic tables, toilets, and hire boats while surrounded by serene landscapes.
Agnes Water & 1770
Conclude your budget-friendly adventure with the Paperbark Forest Walk and Discovery Trail in Agnes Water and 1770. The Paperbark Walk offers a short but spectacular forest experience, while the Discovery Trail provides stunning views and natural bush exploration in a 30-minute round trip.
Discover the Bundaberg region’s natural beauty, diverse experiences, and cultural treasures—all without spending a cent! Kellys Beach Resort and its surroundings present an array of free activities that promise adventure and unforgettable memories. Your next great adventure awaits, and this time, it won’t cost you a thing!