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It’s that time of the year for a family getaway, mini vacay, or surprise your partner with a romantic escape. But, where to? The islands and the reef, of course. And just off the Bundaberg and Bargara Coast, we have many experiences to choose from. The Southern Great Barrier Reef is oozing with underwater life that will invigorate all of your senses, leaving a lasting impression. And at Kelly’s, we have put together a few packages for you to explore our greater region in style.

Watch this video to inspire your mini vacay.

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Reef, Rum and Nature Packages

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Kellys Beach Resort Bargara and the Bundaberg Rum Distillery have teamed up to bring you two (2) amazing packages so you can explore the best of what the Southern Great Barrier Reef has to offer!

Rich in unspoilt beauty and natural wonders, Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay in the world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Known as a sanctuary and breeding ground for over 1200 marine life species, not only does LEI provide you with a stunning playground to explore, but you can learn as much or as little as you like. Having won the gold award for Sustainable Tourism in 2022, LEI is steeped in history and conservation. So check out which of our two (2) packages best suits you.

Pssssst – Lady Elliot Island has its own airstrip to get you safely and efficiently to your destination.

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K’Gari (Fraser Island) one day. The Great Barrier Reef the next

People still call it Fraser Island, but recently it was renamed K’Gari, which means paradise to the Aboriginal Butchulla people. While the name has changed, one thing remains the same; the stunning crystal clear waters of the numerous lakes, the unbridled views, and the tropical rainforests that grant your body the time to reset and wind down. K’Gari is the largest sand island in the world, spanning a whopping 122km in length, making it one of the most beautiful and sought after beaches to visit.

There are so many activities at K’gari, such as –

  1. Drive the 75-mile beach
  2. Float down Eli Creek in crystal clear waters
  3. Fish
  4. Visit the Maheno shipwreck
  5. Visit the historic locations
  6. View the coloured sands

That is just the tip of what to do at K’Gari. But you can check it out firsthand when you book one of our package deals. There may even be deals for other islands too, so what are you waiting for? Go investigate.

Beach, Reef and Rum. Lady Musgrave

You don’t need to go to Cairns to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Bundaberg, snorkel the day away at Lady Musgrave. The tiny coral cay is just 19.45 hectares, yet it is full of over 200 underwater species. And due to the cay size, it is the perfect place for those beginning to snorkel. With lots of fish, mantas and turtles year round, including the friendly resident bird life, you’ll be intrigued for hours and hours. You can’t go wrong with the 7th wonder of the world and the untapped beauty at Lady Musgrave. So if you’re ready to find out more, Kelly’s has a beach, reef and rum package that’s perfect for you.

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See the turtles. Swim with them

Before we go, have you seen our latest blog all about the current turtle season? If you’ve missed out on tickets, the next best thing is to experience one of our reef packages above. That way, you get up close and personal. So, remember, there’s always a way, and at Kelly’s, we will try to accommodate your needs.