Bundaberg's first railway station, built in 1881 as an outlet for the Mt Perry railway bringing copper from the mines, is now preserved as a railway museum. Located some 500 metres from its original site, the museum houses a wide variety of railway items past and present.
In 1888, the first barrel of Bundaberg Rum literally rolled out of the production line. 110 years later, Bundaberg Rum, through its trials and tribulations, has gained recognition as one of Australia's famous Aussie spirits. In 1986 the Bundaberg Distilling Company appointed its first tour guide and demand soon saw the need to expand the tourist operation.
A guided tour will have you look, feel and taste your way through the making of the Famous Aussie Spirit. Starting with the raw material molasses, to the aromas of maturing spirit, your temptations will run high for a refreshing sample in the bar with a variety of Bundy mixes and Rum liqueur based drinks.
Discover the secrets of Bundaberg Ginger Beer with a variety of hands-on activities at the home of ginger beer.
Take an amazing journey through the True Brew Experience Tour. Use our interactive touch screens to see what happens to the humble ginger root as it's mushed, crushed, brewed and fermented to make the world's finest ginger beer.
Treat yourself to an amazing 15 minute 3D hologram adventure with "Doug's Promised Land" in our theatre.
After you've learnt where it all began, how far we've come, and what we do, it is time to start tasting. Our Sampling Bar offers free product tastings of our whole range of brewed drinks - at last count there were eleven delicious flavours, including our Ginger Beer. Then have a browse in the gift shop, we always have new and interesting gifts.
So round up the family and come and visit us, take the entertaining True Brew Experience Tour, and of course pick up a few Bundaberg drinks to take home.
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is the caretaker of the Bundaberg Regional Council Collection on behalf of the community of Bundaberg and the Bundaberg Regional Council. The Arts Gallery's role is to develop preservation and conservation plans and practices to ensure the future protection of this Collection and to make it accessible to the Bundaberg and district community through exhibitions and public display.
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery's permanent collection is comprised of four sub-collections which amount to over 400 works across all art forms. The Collection sub-sections include: The Dr Egmont Schmidt Memorial Collection, The Bundaberg Regional Council Corporate Collection ( which now includes the former Burnett, Isis and Kolan collections), The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Collection and the Bundaberg Public Art Collection.
Relax and enjoy a two and half hour cruise on the beautiful Burnett River aboard the fully restored classic river ferry, the gorgeous Bundy Belle. Tours depart from the Riverside Parklands Ferry Terminal and include full commentary on the river's colourful history.
See the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Bulk Sugar Terminal, the busy Port of Bundaberg, the ocean going yachts moored at the Bundaberg Port Marina and the trawlers unloading at the seafood processing plants.
Enjoy the tranquillity of the river's lower reaches - sit back in comfort in the roomy cabin or upstairs on the deck and see the resident dolphins in this magnificent river system. On returning enjoy light refreshments or a meal at the River Cruz Cafe.
Although Tenpin Bowling is our speciality we have many other exciting features to make your visit one to remember.
From the largest video arcade in Bundaberg to our newest attraction - Crazy Dodgems, we put fun back into your day. Our Bistro can cater for any function and we have packages to suit your needs. Check out our awesome Zone 3 Laser Tag, Children's Birthday Parties, Social Club Outings, Fundraisers, Christmas Parties, Bowl-a-thons....
you are only limited by your imagination.
So 'For Loads of Fun All in One' come and see us at
Bundy Bowl & Leisure Complex...you'll be glad you did!
Just two of the many good reasons to make FOOTPRINTS to BUNDABERG!!
It's off the trail and full of surprises and Footprints Adventures can show you them all. The First law of Nature.
In the natural world, everything is connected to everything else in ways that are not only more complex than we understand ... but more complex than we can understand.
The Second law of Nature
Because of the first law of nature, there is no such thing as a free lunch!!
Based on this philosophy, Footprints
wants you to enjoy nature on its own terms in a friendly, homestyle environment.
Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. Become part of the story through interactive displays; fly like Bert on distinctive glide and flight simulators, be enthralled by Bert's life achievements in the movie theatrettes and sit in the replica Avro Baby aircraft. With numerous full size display aircraft exhibits and unique museum artefacts, including the beautifully restored Hinkler House ‘Mon Repos’, Bert Hinkler’s relocated Southampton home, this memorable and extraordinary experience to Bundaberg, Queensland is a must do aviation adventure.
At Essence Spa and Beauty we strive to provide professional and exceptional day spa services above rest. We aim to help solve all clients needs and concerns, with the highest in quality treatments for both women and men in a devine and tranquil environment.
Bundaberg Coaches is a family owned coach tour and charter operation with an ever-increasing reputation for innovative tours, quality coaches and unbeatable value for money.
With the most modern fleet of Coaches available in the region we provide a more comfortable, safer and ultimately more reliable service. We are focussed on providing value for money rather than just being the cheapest. We invest heavily in our vehicles to ensure they are maintained to the highest possible standard.
Burrum Coast National Park is a showcase of protected coastal lowland vegetation types: paperbark swamps (with cabbage palms - especially in the Woodgate section), wallum heaths and mangroves. The Kinkuna section features a narrow picturesque beach, low coastal dunes, tea-coloured waterways and flat sandy plains. Explore the Woodgate section on a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk across a melaleuca swamp or along walking tracks to viewing and fishing platforms, and a bird hide. Canoe across the river, go birdwatching your try your luck at fishing. Enjoy camping at Burrum Point or behind the dunes at Kinkuna (both four wheel drive access only). In late winter and spring, delight in the wallum heath natural wildflower show.
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites: Manta Ray & Entrance Bombies, Napoleon's Wall and The Drop-off to name a few. Snorkel the shallows or dive coral gardens on the northern side and the extensive drop-off on the southern side. Divers and snorkellers may come face to face with manta rays, turtles, schooling fish, reef sharks, colourful reef fish, stingrays, and even sea snakes.
Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront. Kinkuna section is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays. The vegetation of coastal heath and banksias grows in poor, sandy soils either swampy or very dry and as is often the case, these types of areas put on a spectacular wildflower show - where it seems every bush and tree is covered in pale blossoms of white, pink and yellow hues. August to October is the peak time to view these wildflowers here, in Woodgate section and also just to the north at the Coonarr Wildflower Reserve. Kangaroos and wallabies, emus and abundant birdlife are features of the park.
A pavilion in Bundaberg is Queensland's only war memorial specifically honouring the women who tended the injured behind battlelines in WWI. The sugar city's mayor FH Buss officially opened the Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial on 15 October 1949. The stucco and terracotta tiled building with arched openings cost more than £1000, raised in just seven weeks by public subscription and fundraising by Bundaberg General Hospital and the women of the Red Cross. The memorial honours 12 local women who served as nursing sisters in WWI and four who served in WWII, two of whom died: one as a Japanese prisoner of war and the other in the sinking of the Centaur. The Memorial Pavilion can be found in a triangular-shaped park planted with palm trees, dominated by a water tower, opposite the Bundaberg Base Hospital.
The marina offers visitors to the Coral Coast a first class marina facility to access the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visitors and patrons enjoy the relaxed marina "feel" with manicured grass areas and well maintained gardens for you to soak up and enjoy while eating fish and chips beside the river from our takeaway seafood shop. As the "most popular entry point" into Australia, the marina has a diverse range of cultures and vessels that constantly change giving a unique experience for visitors to the region.
The Bundaberg Distilling Co. was born in 1888, when a band of ingenious Sugar Millers turned a horrendous Molasses surplus into fine Rum. 125 years later, more than 85,000 people visit the BDC Bondstore each year, and not a single one leaves disappointed. Some don't leave, they stick around and soak up the atmosphere of the Bundy Bar, sampling sweet rum at the source. There are two tour options: BDC Story Self Guided Tour - Touch panels and interactive visual displays bring over 125 years of crafting rum to life. You can make this tour as long or as short as you want. BDC Distillery Experience Guided Tour - Your tour guide will lead you to the swirling wells of molasses, mysterious processes of fermentation and distillation, around to the grand Barrelhouse where you walk through an historic oak vat the size of a small house, and then finally to the bottling plant. Adult guests aged 18 years and over (LPA+) are also invited to two samples in the Bundy Tasting Bar at the conclusion of the tour. You can visit the retail store even if you do not go on a tour.
The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre is situated in the heart of Bundaberg, and is owned by the Bundaberg Regional Council. Named after the 1930’s songbird Gladys Moncrieff, this well attended and popular venue showcases both international and national touring shows, community entertainment, conferences and presents live simulcasts from Queensland Theatre Company and Symphony Orchestra . $7 is all you will pay for second run, independent art house and classic movies, which are screened almost daily in the spacious and comfortable 865 seat auditorium. Candy Bar and licensed Bar are open during performances.
The Moncrieff presents shows and movies for all ages, and ratings and warnings are listed on the web site with each event.
The Whaling Wall, measuring six stories tall, is a fantastic marine-life wall mural on one of Bundaberg's highest buildings in the town centre. A local landmark, it offers great photographic opportunities from several locations in the Central Business District. Check it out on your way through town or wander past if you're staying nearby.