FREE Things To Do in the Bundaberg Region
Looking for adventure without breaking the bank? Explore Bundaberg and its surrounding gems without spending a cent!
Bargara’s Turtle Playground Enjoy the views of Bargara Beach while the kids play on the turtle playground. Grab a coffee or some takeaway, with plenty of tables this is the perfect place for a beachside picnic.
Mon Repos Turtle Centre Learn about marine turtles, conservation, and research programs at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Entry is free, however, bookings and fees apply for the Turtle Tales Immersive Experience (includes interactive displays and theatre) and the Turtle Encounter Tours (during turtle nesting and hatching seasons).
Alexandra Park Zoo Immerse yourself in history at Alexandra Park Zoo, one of Queensland’s oldest zoos. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 7 days a week during school holidays, this small zoo is home to monkeys, dingos, lizards, birds and more. Alexandra Park, next to the zoo, has a kids playground, shady picnic spots and a delightful Riverside Boardwalk along the Burnett River.
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens Experience the beauty of nature at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, home to over 10,000 trees and shrubs. Entry to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is free and open 7 days a week. Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House Sugar History Museum and the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum are all located at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens (entry fees apply).
Scenic Delights and Beach Bliss Marvel at panoramic views from the Hummock Lookout, explore Bargara, Elliott Heads, Burnett Heads, Innes Park, Mon Repos, Woodgate, Moore Park, Rules and 1770/Agnes beaches, or take a leisurely stroll along the Burnett River at Riverside Parklands. Discover the charm of local streetscapes and enjoy artisanal treats along the way.
Art Appreciation Immerse yourself in arts and culture at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and the Childers Art Space, Venture on a scenic drive inland of Bundaberg and uncover talented artists and sculptures on the North Burnett Art Trail.
Road Trips & Nature Escapes For nature enthusiasts, Cania Gorge National Park, Burrum Coast National Park, Lake Monduran and Agnes Water & 1770 offer breathtaking landscapes and outdoor activities ranging from hiking to fishing and kayaking.
Discover the Bundaberg region’s natural beauty, diverse experiences, and cultural treasures. There’s an adventure waiting for you around every corner!
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bargara turtle playground
Enjoy the views of Bargara Beach while the kids play on the turtle playground. The large turtle forms the different play areas – perfect for a game of hide and seek. Grab a coffee or takeaway from one of the nearby establishments. With plenty of seating and tables, this is the perfect place for a picnic.
mon repos turtle centre
Learn all about marine turtles, conservation and research programs at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Entry is free, bookings and fees apply for the Turtle Tales Immersive Experience and the nightly Mon Repos Turtle Encounters (during turtle nesting and hatching seasons).
alexandra park zoo
Alexandra Park Zoo is one of Queensland’s oldest zoos. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 7 days a week during school holidays, this small zoo is home to monkeys, dingos, lizards, birds and more. Alexandra Park, next to the zoo, has a kids playground, shady picnic spots and a Riverside Boardwalk.
bundaberg botanic gardens
The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens are located in North Bundaberg. The gardens span 27 hectares of land and feature a magnificent lake which is home to 114 species of birds. Take a walk on the paths to discover the hidden Japanese Gardens and the spectacular temple in the Chinese Gardens.
The low-lying volcanic remnant known as “The Hummock”, while only 96 metres above sea-level, offers good views over the region. The ocean is visible to the east while, to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon.
The Bundaberg region boasts some of the most unspoiled and diverse beaches on the East coast of Australia. Unlike other seaside towns, Bargara has a choice of beaches, all offering a unique experience – Neilson Park, Bargara, The Basin, Kellys, Archies and Rifle Range but there are many more.
bundaberg regional art gallery
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility located in the heart of Bundaberg City, and is within walking distance to major shopping centres, cafes and restaurants and the Riverside Parklands.
childers art space
Childers Arts Space (CHARTS), housed in the Palace Memorial Building, is fast becoming a hub for arts and cultural activities in the region. The gallery features exhibitions showcasing work from local, state and national artists.
north burnett art trail
From towering silo’s, rustic sculptures and spectacular water towers, to gallery exhibitions, and public art woven throughout the town. Discover a world full of colour of the North Burnett with this thriving Art Trail.
The Bundaberg and North Burnett Regions have an abundance of National Parks and mountain ranges with a walking track never far away. Explore the sandstone wilderness of Cania Gorge National Park, hike the Bluff walking track at Mount Walsh for panoramic views, or wander the scenic wetlands of Burrum Coast National Park.
Lake Monduran (Fred Haigh Dam) is situated 20km north of Gin Gin. It’s a popular spot for fishing, the dam is stocked with barramundi and Australian bass. If fishing isn’t your game then you can kayak, canoe, swim and waterski too. Facilities at the dam include barbeques, picnic tables, toilets and hire boats.
agnes water & 1770
The Paperbark Forest Walk and Discovery Trail are highly recommended when you visit Agnes Water and 1770. The Paperbark Walk is a short but spectacular forest walk in the heart of a coastal melaleuca forest. The Discovery Trail offers stunning views and natural bush, the walking track will take approx. 30 minutes as a round trip.
We respectfully acknowledge the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Bailai, Wakka Wakka, Wulli Wulli, Djaku-nde, Jangerie Jangerie, and Kabbi Kabbi Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the precious land, water and sea country on which we all love to work, live and play.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and thank them for welcoming us country today. We look forward to sharing traditional culture through tourism, in the spirit of mutual respect and reconciliation.