Discover the Magic of Manta Rays

Discover the Magic of Manta Rays

Don’t Miss the Excitement this Manta Ray Season!

Lady Elliot Island ‘Home of the Manta Ray’, is renowned for its pristine beauty, vibrant coral reefs, and diverse marine life. Conveniently located 80km north-east of Bundaberg, accessible via a 30 minute scenic flight from Bundaberg airport, this island paradise offers easy access to an unforgettable marine adventure. Among the many wonders this island offers, the peak manta ray season stands out as a truly magical experience for snorkellers and divers alike. Visitors may also spot the majestic manta rays from the scenic flight or glass bottom boat.

When is Peak Manta Ray Season?

The peak manta ray season off Lady Elliot Island typically spans from May to August. During these months, the waters around the island become a bustling hub of activity as manta rays congregate in larger numbers. The cooler water temperatures and increased plankton availability attract these gentle giants, making it the perfect time for visitors to witness their graceful underwater ballet.

Why Lady Elliot Island?

Lady Elliot Island is the perfect destination for an incredible snorkelling experience! Renowned for its large population of manta rays, the island offers unparalleled opportunities to swim alongside these majestic creatures. Snorkelling on the reef surrounding the island is easily accessible directly from the beaches. You can also join one of the daily Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel tours or Snorkel Safaris. Nestled within a highly protected ‘Green Zone,’ this coral cay is home to over 1,200 species of marine life. In addition to manta rays, the island is famous for its turtles, an astonishing variety of marine species, and its unspoiled coral reef.

What to Expect

Encountering manta rays in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience. With wingspans that can reach up to 7 metres, manta rays glide effortlessly through the water, performing acrobatic flips and turns. Their curious nature often brings them close to snorkellers and divers, creating unforgettable moments and photo opportunities.

During peak season, you can expect to see multiple manta rays congregating around cleaning stations – specific spots on the reef where smaller fish clean parasites from their skin. This symbiotic relationship provides a unique spectacle for observers, as the manta rays hover calmly while being attended to by their fishy companions.

How to Experience It

To make the most of the peak manta ray season, consider booking the Reef, Rum and Nature package by contacting Kellys Beach Resort direct or you can book a day trip to Lady Elliot Island directly at the tour desk. Alternatively, Lady Musgrave Experience or one of the local dive operators may also provide manta ray encounters. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a beginner snorkeler, there are options available to suit all skill levels.

Conservation and Respect

While enjoying the breathtaking experience of swimming with manta rays, it’s crucial to remember the importance of conservation and respect for marine life. Manta rays are vulnerable species, and their populations are threatened by overfishing, habitat destruction, and climate change. By practising responsible snorkelling and diving, such as not touching the rays and keeping a respectful distance, you can help ensure that these magnificent creatures continue to thrive.

Supporting local conservation initiatives and choosing eco-friendly tour operators can also make a positive impact. Many operators on the Southern Great Barrier Reef are actively involved in marine conservation and work to promote sustainable tourism practices.

Plan Your Trip

If you’re planning a visit to Lady Elliot Island during peak manta ray season, be sure to book your accommodation or day trip in advance, as this period is popular among marine enthusiasts. Whether you choose to stay on the mainland in Bundaberg and take a day trip or stay overnight on the island, the effort will be well worth it.

Experiencing the peak manta ray season off Lady Elliot Island is a bucket-list adventure that promises to leave you with lasting memories. The combination of stunning natural beauty, vibrant marine life, and the chance to swim alongside one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures makes this a truly unparalleled experience.

For an even more enriching experience, consider booking one of these fantastic packages from Kellys Beach Resort:

  • Reef, Rum, and Nature (scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island):
    Dive into the wonders of the reef, experience the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and immerse yourself in nature.
  • Beach, Reef, and Rum (catamaran to Lady Musgrave Island):
    Enjoy a perfect blend of beach relaxation, reef exploration, and Bundaberg Rum Distillery tour.

*Please note, sighting of marine life cannot be guaranteed

FREE Activities for a Budget-Friendly Stay at Kellys Beach Resort

FREE Activities for a Budget-Friendly Stay at Kellys Beach Resort

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!

Beachside Escapes

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.

Bundaberg Beaches
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

Hummock Lookout
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.

Outdoor Adventures

National Parks
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.

Lake Monduran
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!

Family Friendly Adventure at Kellys Beach Resort

Family Friendly Adventure at Kellys Beach Resort

Your Gateway to Fun and Exploration

Explore endless family fun during your stay at Kellys Beach Resort in Bundaberg. Whether you love animals, history, water sports, or food, our resort is your base for diverse activities. From marine turtle encounters at Mon Repos to history at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, water adventures with Enviro Reefs, and cultural tours with Taribelang Bunda, there’s something for everyone.

Taste local delights at Tinaberries, Macadamias Australia, and Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream. Experience something unique at Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel. With Kellys Beach Resort as your hub, create lasting family memories in Bundaberg’s adventure-packed region.

Read on for a comprehensive list of activities the whole family can enjoy!

Animal Encounters for the Nature Enthusiast

Mon Repos Turtle Centre
For a truly unique experience, head to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Learn about marine turtles, conservation efforts, and research programs. While entry is free, don’t miss the opportunity to book the Turtle Tales Immersive Experience for an in-depth understanding of these magnificent creatures. During nesting and hatching seasons, the Nightly Mon Repos Turtle Encounters offer an awe-inspiring spectacle.

Splitters Farm
At Splitters Farm, families can enjoy a day of farm-based fun with over 300 rescue animals. Choose between a self-guided Farm Entry or a Guided Farm Tour (available during school holidays) to get up-close and personal with the adorable residents. It’s a delightful and informative experience for all.

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo
Just a 40-minute drive from Bargara, the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo promises a day of affordable and thrilling adventures. With over 45 species of Australian reptiles, amphibians, and marsupials, the park offers fascinating displays, reptile demonstrations, and even crocodile feeding sessions.

Unveiling Bundaberg’s Rich Heritage

Hinkler Hall of Aviation
For history buffs, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a must-visit. Marvel at the dynamic structure shaped like an aircraft wing, set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. This unique museum brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia’s pioneer solo aviator, Bert Hinkler.

Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours
Embark on an immersive Indigenous experience with Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours. Led by passionate guides, Bec and Nigel, guests are taken on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich history and culture of the Taribelang people passed down from generation to generation.

Mystery Craters
Uncover the secrets beneath the surface at Mystery Craters in South Kolan. Amidst stunning landscapes, these captivating craters invite explorers of all ages to delve into a surreal wonderland.

Aquatic Fun and Exploration

Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School
Surf and paddleboard enthusiasts can rejoice with lessons offered by Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School. Explore the beautiful coastal areas of Bargara, Mon Repos, Kellys Beach, and Elliott Heads with inspiring lessons suitable for all skill levels.

Bundy Belle River Cruise
Take a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise along the Burnett River aboard the Bundy Belle. Fully restored, this classic river ferry offers a relaxing journey with full commentary on the river’s history, complemented by complimentary tea and coffee.

Southern Great Barrier Reef Excursions
For an unforgettable reef experience, embark on full-day trips to Lady Musgrave Island by boat or Lady Elliot Island by plane. Explore the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, immersing yourself in the beauty of the underwater world.

Culinary Delights for the Whole Family

Tinaberries
Indulge in a fabulous, fun farm experience at Tinaberries. During the winter strawberry season, purchase sweet fresh strawberries, or enjoy picking your own during early spring. Delight your taste buds with delicious real fruit ice cream available year-round.

Macadamias Australia
Take a stroll through the original orchards of Macadamias Australia and explore the Visitor Experience Centre. Learn about the origin of the macadamia nut, from planting to harvesting, processing, and packaging. Satisfy your cravings at The Orchard Table, the on-site macadamia-inspired café.

Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream
A visit to Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream near Childers is a treat for the whole family. Home to multi-award-winning 100% homemade ice cream and delicious macadamia nut products, this family business is a notable tourist attraction. Don’t miss the chance to try the Marvellous Macadamia flavour!

Play Spaces for Young Adventurers

Bargara Turtle Park and Playground
Let the imaginations of young adventurers run wild at the Bargara Turtle Park and Playground. A fantastic play space awaits, ensuring hours of laughter and exploration for the little ones.

Alexandra Park Zoo and Playground
In Bundaberg, the Alexandra Park Zoo and Playground in Bundaberg provide another excellent spot for families with young children. Let the kids play and explore in a safe and enjoyable environment.

With Kellys Beach Resort as your home base, the Bundaberg region becomes a playground for family-friendly adventures. The friendly team at the Tour Desk is ready to assist in booking your chosen activities, ensuring a memorable and exciting stay for the whole family. Get ready to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime!

Winter Activities and Things To Do In Bundaberg

Winter Activities and Things To Do In Bundaberg

Have you ever experienced a winter that made you want to get outside and be active? Luckily, our winters are relatively mild at Bargara and Bundaberg, so you can do just that and enjoy winter activities with your family.

And here are our recommendations. At Kellys, we have been privy to many gorgeous winter sunrises and sunsets. The family photos that merge with the landscape and beauty as you snap away are certainly Facebook and Insta worthy. Plus, if you love strawberries, we may have eaten too many while picking them fresh from the farm.

So, please read on to see what other fun attractions we can vouch for. Then grab the family, make a plan, and explore our beautiful region. And with the September school holidays approaching, is it time to organise your family holiday at Kellys?

What Are The Best Places To See The Sunrise In Bundaberg And Bargara?

Sunrise goers local to Bundy love the sunrises at Neilo’s Beach, aka Nielsons Beach, or directly on the esplanade at Bargara. But also, a short ten minute drive from Bargara, you will find a slower paced beach, Innes Park, said to bring the “wow” to your daily sunrises. So, rise and shine before 6 am, and you can start the day right in absolute gratitude for the emerging sun, heralding a beautiful new day.

What Are The Best Places To See The Sunset In Bundaberg And Bargara?

Perch yourself at the peak of Elliott Heads across from Coonarr Beach, and you will discover the most stunning sunsets. Or if you drive along the Elliott Heads coast laden with pine trees, there are plenty of seats adorning the cliffs so you can relax and take in the undisturbed views. Locals also frequent The Hummock, with 360-degree views of Bundaberg and the coast.

Or if you are up for a half day trip in the arvo, drive to Woodgate Beach, with unspoilt views. The water is crystal clear, and if you want to jump in, the temperature of the water will invigorate your soul.

Fun fact! Did you know that The Hummock is an old dormant volcano?

Can I Pick Farm Fresh Strawberries In Bundaberg?

Strawberry season is from May to November, annually. And around the Bundaberg region, we have two (2) strawberry farms you can visit, Tinaberries and SSS Farms. Both provide the service of picking farm fresh juicy strawberries, but they also have unique differences. Check out what else they offer.

SSS Strawberries, located over North Bundaberg, also has a strawberry shop with freshly picked punnets of strawbs available, strawberry soft serve, coffee, chocolate coated strawbs, cold drinks, and strawberries ideal for jam making. The staff are always smiling and will go out of their way to make your visit to their farm enjoyable and satisfying.

Also, “SSS Strawberries was the WINNER of the 2022 Queensland Medium Business Award in The Family Business Excellence Awards 2022”, as reported by ownermanager.com.au. Plus, they recently received the award for Distinguished Family of The Year, 2023, announced by Family Business New Zealand.

Tinaberries are located just off the coast between Bargara and Elliott Heads beaches. As you drive up the tree-lined driveway, the path opens to a rustic shed that will fulfil your strawberry cravings. On the farm, you can pick your own strawberries, or savour in fresh fruit ice cream flavours of strawberry, mango and passionfruit. So enjoy your selection while relaxing on their outdoor homestead-style seating, then play the wooden board games with the family. And if you are still up for more strawberries, their website has plenty of enticing recipes for you to try.

What Else Can My Family Do In Winter?

Check out these activities, again recommended by the Kellys team. Or, if you want to head to the parks, you’ll love Baldwin Swamp and Lake Ellen. With numerous play areas for kids of all ages, including a lovely nature walk through Lake Ellen, your family will have plenty of opportunities to explore, climb and be fascinated by the wildlife.

Another option is the Alexandra Park Zoo. From dingos to emus, birds and lizards, you’ll love our quaint little zoo. Then on the river side of the zoo, enjoy a family stroll along the riverwalk, set amongst the Burnett River. And if you are feeling extra adventurous, walk down to River Cruz Cafe, which is open seven (7) days.

Boreham Park has recently been renovated, nestled among Avenell Heights homes. You won’t be bored with a zipline, mini bike track, basketball area and multiple playgrounds for toddlers to teens!

And, of course, around Bargara and our coastline, there are a lot of walking paths, fun playgrounds, and favourite spots locals love to frequent. So ask our Tour Desk if we have any secret must-see places.

What Indoor Activities Are There In Bundaberg?

BRAG, also known as the Bundaberg Regional Arts Gallery, is open seven (7) days with FREE entry. Located centrally, with two (2) floors of exhibitions, the family will find some inspiration from the displays and oftentimes, interactive art. There is also a gift shop with local Bundaberg crafts and arts.

The Botanical Gardens over North Bundaberg, a short drive from the CBD, is where you will find three (3) indoor activities.

  1. Hinkler House is the house Bert Hinkler lived in. It was relocated from England to Bundaberg. So step back in time to see Bert’s personal items, filled with nostalgia and history.
  2. Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a pure celebration of the solo aviation explorer Bert Hinkler. The grand hall has interactive activities, aircraft memorabilia, and numerous activities that will keep the whole family engaged for hours.
  3. Bundaberg and District Historical Museum displays what life was like in the past. The vast amount of items in the collection is intriguing, making you think in wonder, appreciating our modern day conveniences. Walking around, you will discover the history of the Bundaberg region.

Plus, when you visit the Botanical Gardens, you’ll find other gems, such as the steam trains, playground, cafe, Japanese and Chinese gardens, and walking tracks with plenty of birdlife, turtles, eels and more. So, yes, while these are outside activities, you could tick off a whole bunch of fun things to do at the Botanical Gardens, both inside and outside.

But if you want an adrenaline rush, then the Bundy Bowl & Leisure Complex is where you’ll want to go. As the name suggests, there are 16 ten-pin lanes, dodgem cars, a games arcade, Jurassic putt putt mini golf, big dipper slide and playground, zone three laser tag, escape rooms, a cafe and much more!

So, whether you love outdoor or indoor activities this winter, the Bundaberg region is a playground to please people of all ages. And when you stay at Kellys, because our resort is family orientated, we have lots of on-site facilities and amenities for those days when you feel like staying in.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Kellys.

Bundaberg Region Foodie Attractions, Festivals And Events

Bundaberg Region Foodie Attractions, Festivals And Events

The next few months across the Bundaberg region will bring a plethora of foodie tours, festivals and events for those who love to experience new delights that will get your taste buds salivating. So what’s happening across our region? Well, this blog will showcase what’s on. Including local Indigenous Tours, local must-try cafes, farmer’s markets, festivals, and tourist hotspots. Not to mention the events we all look forward to every year, Taste Bundaberg, The Childers Festival, and Oceanfest.

So, cheers to booking accommodation at Kellys, while you and your family reap the rewards and food bounty from Bundaberg, Bargara, the Burnett and surrounding regions.

Does Bundaberg Have Indigenous Tours?

Yes. In Bundaberg, we are lucky to have two Indigenous Tours at our doorsteps. During both experiences, you will have a front seat per se, to a truly diverse cultural immersion. You will come away informed, humbled and grateful for the land in which we reside.

N.B. It is recommended that you only consume bush tucker when with a qualified expert. Also, the Indigenous community believe you should only take what you need so the land stays abundant for the next generations.

Where And How Can I Book An Indigenous Tour?

First, we have Bush Tucker Tours run by the Gidarjil mob that operate from the Port at Burnett Heads. Tours are available Monday to Wednesday. However, you can sample some indigenous cuisine Monday to Friday at their Gidji Cafe, situated at the same location. Or, if you are at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, the Milbi Cafe can also introduce you to some delicious new menu options.

Tours range from half an hour, to two-hour sessions. So grab the family and friends, or if you are a school or workplace, you too are encouraged to book personalised Bush Tucker Tours. You’ll be amazed at what you can consume. For all enquiries and bookings, it is recommended to speak directly to Gaylene at the Yalga-binbi Institute on 4130 7751, where she is more than happy to personalise your Bush Tucker Tour.

Secondly, Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours say “Yee’Gee”, which means welcome. Join them as they take you on a half-day cultural tour to experience native bush tucker. You will also learn a lot about their culture before colonisation, showing you specific sites of cultural significance, plus they share artefacts, indigenous history and more.

Both Indigenous Tours stand alone in what they can offer. So, at Kellys, we suggest you experience each tour so that you can see the distinction between our local Indigenous mobs.

Image Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

What Foodie Tours Are Around Bundaberg?

Bundaberg and the Burnett region are a foodie’s goldmine. While there are so many places to visit, these are just a sample of our Kellys team’s recommendations.

  • Alloway Farm Market. Only ten minutes from Bundaberg, this rustic market is full of surprises, from fruit and veg to local artisan condiments, treats, snacks, a deli and a cafe. You will leave here with a happy heart.
  • Macadamias Australia. Not only are they huge on sustainability and a green future, but they offer a visitor experience where you can then dine in at their Orchard Table, quoted as, “Take your tastebuds on a unique journey, starting on the pathway through our lush macadamia orchard and ending with enchanting flavours from our chef’s macadamia inspired dishes”.
  • Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. The Barrel, part of BBD, is a self-guided tour that allows you to taste all the famous drinks they distribute worldwide. Plus, you also get to mix your own take home pack with six (6) drinks. Yes, please! Look for the big barrel over East Bundaberg, or follow your nose to the mouth-watering aromas that waft through the air on production days. Enjoy the buzz.
  • Bundaberg Rum. Synonymous for its excellent reputation and a range that entices many drinkers worldwide, Bundy Rum offers numerous tours and attractions. Mix your own rum. Take a guided tour through their museum and distillery, or take a self-guided tour. For avid rum drinkers, Bundy Rum will not disappoint.

While this is only a tease of what you can find, take note when driving on our roads and watch for the roadside fruit and veg stalls. You’ll find bargains and the freshest produce you can get.

What Food Festivals And Events Are On In Bundaberg?

Yearly we are spoiled for choice when it comes to food festivals that combine great entertainment. Crowds flock from other regions, and locals look forward in anticipation of getting their foodie fix. Here are our most prominent foodie events.

  • Taste Bundaberg Festival. This is more than just food. You are welcome to join in experiences such as Masterclasses with well-known chefs. Last year Colin Fassnidge and the Chocolate Queen, Kirsten Tibbals, were the main attractions. There are also feasts, the ever packed and popular Farmer’s Markets, and much more. Spread across 4-13 of August, 2023; you are sure to find something to fill your cup.
  • Oceanfest. Lock in August 26, 2023 to devour all the seafood you can imagine. This community event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Sunrise. While its focus is on eating seafood, this is a family-friendly event. There are kid’s rides, educational and environmental groups, performances and entertainment, and so much more. It’s a great day out for everyone!
  • Childers Festival. While most of the attractions, food, fun, shopping and entertainment are held in Childers from ​​27th July 2023 to 30th July 2023, there is also Opera by the lake, plus cane fire and sugar mill tours. Here are some FAQS that can help you to plan your trip. Be prepared to have all of your senses brought to life.

What Boutique and Artisan Shops Should I Visit In Bundaberg?

Have you ever stepped into a store and thought, “Wow, where have you been all my life?” Well, this is how you may feel after you have been to a few of our gems here in Bundaberg.

  • Nana’s Pantry. Is choice high on your list when it comes to shopping? Then Nana’s can cater, and some. Instore, you will find aisles of storage containers with lids, filled with food items, cooking ingredients, and much more. Take and pay for as much or as little as you like. Did I hear you ask for coffee, ice-cream and gelato? Nana’s have that, too. You simply won’t know what to buy. But one thing you will be sure of is that you will return and find something new each time you visit.
  • Olsen’s Corner Foodworks. This isn’t your typical grocery store. Rather, Olsen’s are known for their speciality foods and international range. You will be extremely pleased as you find those hard to source items here in Bundy. So we encourage you to pop in, maybe grab a hot chook, but on your way to the deli, check out their artisan food lines. The range will impress you.
  • One Little Farm. If you are after a boutique shop where you can purchase your produce and grab a gorgeous arrangement of flowers, but then you are in dire need of coffee and food, it’s all here. As you enter, friendly staff greet you. Then as you breathe deeply, admiring the aromas in the air, you’ll soon realise how great this little shop is. So do yourself a favour and visit One Little Farm.
  • Cha Cha Chocolate. Reminiscent of the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you will love stepping into this shop full of, you guessed it, chocolate. Instore, you will also find other foodie treats. So dig deep into your pockets and try some artisan chocolates. And remember, every day with chocolate is a good day!
  • Of The Earth Juice Bar – Bargara. While the name indicates you are in a juice bar, it is far more than that. Grab a freshly brewed organic coffee, or an acai bowl, there are snacks, and they also stock a beautiful and unique range of gifts, health supplements, books and more. A lot is available for you to choose from in such a tiny shop.

As you have just read, Bundaberg, the Burnett and our surrounding regions are jam packed (pun intended) with so much yumminess and new experiences for all ages. So when you stay at Kellys next, take a tour or two, and try something new. Then come back to our eco-resort and show us your goodies.

Before we go, if you want to stay updated with Kellys accommodation specials, then join our mailing list, where we send out monthly newsletters with exclusive deals and local attractions and events for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you soon at Kellys Beach Resort, Bargara.

Book Your Easter Holiday Early

Book Your Easter Holiday Early

While Easter may be a little way away, if you want to ensure that your Easter holiday accommodation is secured for Kellys Beach Resort, we recommend you book now. Not only does Easter and the month of April provide a spectacular backdrop for outside activities due to the pleasant weather, but Kellys has a whole range of activities that the family can participate in. And who wants seafood? Our in-house restaurant has got you covered.

What’s On At Kellys?

Each Easter, we get so egg-cited because we love hosting our movies by moonlight. The movies are PG and could have you saying, “That’s so-bunny, that my stomach hurts from laughing.” You might even see some-bunny to love and hug when creating those timeless memories. And seafood. Well, we’ve got it! Nothing makes us hoppier than serving you the best and freshest seafood delights that are ear-resistible! Then there’s laser skirmish. Full of egg-cellent fun with action that reminds you, don’t worry – be hoppy! And what about the traditional easter egg hunt? At Kellys, you can explore our 5.5 acres of gorgeous gardens to find egg-actly what you are looking for. Will you hop till you drop? Or will the easter bunny crack you up? One thing for certain is that the Easter bunny will get lots of egg-ercise. That’s all for the Easter yolks…maybe…

Accommodation Packages

Kellys Easter holiday accommodation packages include single/twin/double or family accommodation. The resort has stand-alone villas for privacy that are eco-certified, offering two (2) bedrooms with modern conveniences, all set amongst curious pathways of intriguing gardens, one block back from the beach. Really, there are so many reasons to holiday at Kellys this Easter. Just ask our friendly team for more information, where they can also direct you to our Tour Desk for some egg-stra egg-hilirating egg-citement around the Bundaberg region.

Restaurant. Dine at KBRS

Easter and seafood go hand-in-hand, and our selection will have you hoppin madly to book a table. So rather than tell you what we think, read these reviews that say everything.

“Well, we walked into the restaurant and was greeted by a young man named Tyler. Very attentive and showed us to our table. The restaurant area was very pleasant and the scenery outside you would have thought you were in far north Queensland. The meals were excellent. I had Rump and my wife had chicken. Overall we had a great experience. P.S. the carpark was so roomy to get in and close too main entrance.”

January 2023

“Just had the most fabulous meal at Kelly’s restaurant…Staff friendly and prompt. Great service. Two meals ordered. The Baramundi topped with prawns in a Thai coconut sauce. Large serving of beautifully cooked Baramundi with sweet and tender prawns in a light coconut sauce. Delightful. Pork Belly done in a peach and macadamia clear glaze with steamed vegetables. Smokey delicious two large pieces of pork belly that were so tender and a wonderful sauce. Best pork belly I have eaten.

Will be coming back and can thoroughly recommend to anyone”.

June 2022

If these reviews have your mouth watering, then book now for Easter. KBRS will have you egg-stremely satisfied from your main meal, then equally hopping for another round of dessert.

Egg-straordinary Weather At Easter

They say Mother Nature is kind to the Bundaberg region in April due to the idyllic weather that sits between 19 and 25 degrees. For locals and holiday makers, this allows you the flexibility to still enjoy the beach, or discover our region in comfort. Autumn is a time of relatively mild weather that allows for summer wear during the day, and into the evening, a light jacket may be required. However, the warm temperature will keep you returning to enjoy all that the Bundaberg region offers each Easter.

From the team at Kellys, we wish you and yours an egg-stra special Easter.