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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.