Kellys Beach Resort provides beautiful villa accomodation near Bundaberg, perfect for relaxing family holidays and unique conferences.
1770 / AGnes waters
The Town Of 1770 is a picturesque seaside village surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay. Historic as the second landing site of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770, the area is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and offers scenic vistas in every direction. The Joseph Banks Environmental Park preserves much of the peninsula with fauna and flora indicative of the area. Rugged granite rocky outcrops, both an outer surf and inner stillwater beach, and holiday accommodation in houses, apartments and two caravan and camping parks cater for visitors.
Rules Beach is named after the Rule family, one of the early pioneering families in the area. Situated on the ocean front, Rules Beach is several miles long and runs the full distance between Baffle Creek and Broadwater creek. Rules Beach is the only beach left on the Discovery Coast on which you can legally drive a four wheel drive vehicle, and is the way to reach the mouth of Broadwater creek. Two camping areas are accessed from Rules Beach: the mouth of Baffle Creek is one kilometre south of the beach access point, and Broadwater is seven kilometres to the north.
Woodgate beach offers a stunning curve of white sand over 16 kilometres long, backed by a continuous sweep of shady she-oaks. The township offers a quiet and picturesque place to relax, unwind and enjoy a natural experience. The calm ocean waters are protected from strong swells by Fraser Island, and the shallow seas here are home to dugongs and turtles.
Moore Park is a relaxed beachside community, located 21 kilometres north of Bundaberg. The long straight road through the sugarcane fields and macadamia nut orchards ends at over 20 kilometres of golden sand lining a gentle curve of beach, backed by casuarina, pandanus and tea trees. Moore Park offers a range of low key activities, from swimming, fishing and beach walking, to bird watching – keep an eye out for the rare Coxan’s Fig Parrot – found originally only in this area.
Innes Park is situated 15 kilometres from Bundaberg city, along the Coral Coast, south of the township of Bargara. Innes Park is home to a golf course and the rocky coastal waters are home to some of the best shore diving and coral formations. Dive locations include Barolin Rocks and Butchers Rocks, with local scuba companies using these areas to teach their students.
Only a couple of kilometres north of Bargara, Mon Repos is famous as the largest and most accessible turtle rookery in mainland Australia. During the day, Mon Repos is popular for swimming and sailing; however, the turtle nests must be taken into account. No dogs are allowed on the beach and beach umbrellas should not be used above the high water mark as they may damage the eggs.
Burnett Heads is located close to Mon Repos Conservation Park and the Oaks surf beach, just 17 kilometres from the centre of Bundaberg. If perchance you are so inclined, at a secluded bay between those two sites there is an unofficial ‘clothes-optional’ beach. At low tide, nearby Duchess Rocks has a display of soft coral and it’s here where remnants of an ancient lava flow can be viewed. Snorkel or fish off the rock wall and then check out the marina to see how the other half lives. The Port Marina, with a shipping chandlery as well as fine dining, is a meeting place for international yachties.
Elliott Heads is situated at the Elliot River mouth and offers both surf and calm water swimming. It is also a popular spot for windsurfing and jet-skiing while the fishing is good from the shore or on nearby reefs. Sandstone cliffs form an interesting headland and the rocky foreshore is fun to explore. A shady, landscaped caravan park is adjacent to the beach, as are a number of pleasant picnic spots with barbecue and toilet facilities. Surf lifesavers patrol the designated swimming areas during the summer season.
Bargara is a 13 kilometer drive through lush sugarcane fields from Bundaberg. It is a popular seaside area which harbours a peaceful and relaxed community ideal for family holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Bargara boasts two open surf beaches and two still water swimming areas. The Bargara Streetscape project embraces the coastline with an attractive public area of walkways, decks, picnic areas and playgrounds. Cafes and eateries create an alfresco atmosphere. Fishing enthusiasts are well catered for at Bargara with an artificial reef guaranteeing good fishing all year round. The Woongarra Marine Park preserves the coastline and offers fishing and snorkeling right on the shore. A first class golf course is located just behind the beach and a bowling green offers outdoor entertainment for people of all ages.