If seafood 'floats your boat', don’t miss the saltiest event of 2024 – Oceanfest Bundaberg! Held in the picturesque Port Marina precinct, Oceanfest Bundaberg focuses on quality, local seafood, local wines, local beers, themed entertainment and a range of ocean orientated attractions, displays, demonstrations and workshops for all members of the family.
The 2023 Down Under Cruisers Rally
Every November, Bundaberg Port Marina hosts one of the most highly anticipated events among boat owners—the Down Under Cruisers Rally. The 2022 event in Port Bundaberg, QLD was nothing short of memorable, as dozens of international cruising yachts were treated to a good old dose of Aussie hospitality. 2023 promises to become even more spectacular, and we urge you to drop by and feel the adrenaline!
Latest News and Announcements of Bundaberg Port Marina
There is never a dull moment here at Bundaberg Port Marina. With the rising popularity of our complex in Port Bundaberg, QLD, we regularly host events, such as seafood festivals, wine tours, and eco adventures. We will also inform you about the latest developments, including the newest establishments in our marina complex.
Welcome to this month’s update on news and happenings around Bundaberg Port Marina.
It has been another busy period here at Bundaberg Port Marina with many vessels heading north for the winter sailing season. Many valued customers return to visit us on their way north each year and we enjoy catching up and sharing what has been happening since their last visit. When it comes time to depart the north we welcome some of these vessels back and some of them will base themselves at Bundaberg Port Marina for the summer and enjoy the many attractions we have in our local area.
Another option for many is to complete all the maintenance required on their vessel while they are here. Our 75t Travelift is available for your lift out and we can complete all work required on your vessel with all trades available in our hardstand facility. If the preferred option is to complete your own work a fully stocked chandlery is available on site for all your materials.
Our dry storage facility is also available for you to store your vessel for the summer months until you return to continue your journey. All vessels are secured in our lock up yard and supported in engineered cradles and pinned to the ground with 2.5 t straps. If you require quotes or more information for any of the options above please contact us on 41595066 or https://www.bundabergportmarina.com.au/contact . Please ask if we have any current specials as they change regularly.
Annually we hold a number of major events at our marina precinct and one of these OCEANFEST 2019 (https://www.oceanfestbundaberg.com.au/) has just been held and I am happy to say it was a resounding success. Over 10000 people enjoyed a day of seafood, entertainment and displays. This number was up considerably from previous years and every year this event is getting bigger and bigger. If you are in our area around the 3rd weekend in August I recommend you come and visit and have a great day out.
Credit: Bryan Jones, Oceanfest 2019
The next event is the Go West rally bringing yachts from all over the world to Bundaberg Port Marina. This is a destination rally and departs from New Caledonia and ends at Bundaberg Port Marina. This rally is one of many that John and Leanne Hembrow successfully organise and details on their rallies can be found at https://www.downunderrally.com/. Over 72 yachts cleared into Australia through our International Port of Clearance in 2018. Vessels in this year’s rally will start to arrive around the middle of October and the event is finished off by a week of functions and informative sessions on cruising in Australia. Welcome week celebrations start on Wednesday 6th November and concludes Tuesday 12th November. There are still spots available for this year’s rally and John can be contacted through the website. https://www.downunderrally.com/
That wraps up this month’s newsletter and happy sailing, and hopefully we will see you soon at Bundaberg Port Marina.
Posted by the Bundaberg Port Marina, May ?/
Over the past couple of months we have been designing our new web page and are excited to see it now up and running. All the information you require to book a berth or hardstand spot can now be accessed with the click of your mouse and we look forward to hearing from you as we approach the busy sailing season with the favourable winds and glassy days.
With the sailing season comes the need for the much dreaded job of maintenance on your pride and joy. Please contact us and we can outline a number of specials available in the Boatyard to ease the burden of some of these chores.
John and Leanne Hembrow from Down Under Rally are also busy organising a number of rally’s that are open to all class of vessel. No matter what your level of experience is John and Leanne provide comprehensive and useful information to assist you make that first blue water crossing or just enjoying a rally with like-minded sailors. Contact them now at https://www.downunderrally.com/ and they will provide all the information you require. Stay tuned for more upcoming news and events that will be occurring over the next few months and until we meet you in person at Bundaberg Port Marina stay safe and happy sailing.
One very friendly and accommodating place to spend some time at. All necessary marine facilities onsite or nearby. Courtesy buses to/from city and nearby IGA and pub. Clean, tidy and nicely landscaped facilities make it a 5* marina for us.
A great little marina with helpful, friendly staff and excellent haul of facilities.
Photography Courtesy of Bundaberg Port Marina & Tourism and Events Queensland