The Bundaberg Region: A Beehive of Activity

At Bundaberg Port Marina, we are very familiar with the great beaches, warm climate, fishing and wildlife opportunities, delicious food and local produce of the region, as well as the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Musgrave Island

Located approximately 52 nautical miles north of Bundaberg Port Marina is Lady Musgrave Island. This World Heritage site is a part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and is known for its pristine waters and diverse marine life. The island itself takes home to a unique range of flora and fauna, which many visitors are lucky enough to encounter. The lagoon itself is ideal for snorkelling, with water depths ranging from 5m to 9m.

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island lies 46 nautical miles northeast of Bundaberg Port Marina and also forms part of the coral cays in the Southern Great Reef. One difference from Lady Musgrave Island is that you need to take a short flight to reach this piece of paradise. Also, Lady Elliot Island has eco accommodations, restaurants, and other facilities. Also known as the “home of the manta ray,” the diversity of marine life you can find here is endless.

1770, Agnes Water

Just north of Bundaberg Port Marina are the coastal towns of 1770 and Agnes Water. Seventeen Seventy (formerly known as 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. Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern-most surf beach and is the last in a line of beautiful, unspoilt beaches that sweep up the coast from Bundaberg Both places provide glorious views of the Southern Queensland coast and a glimpse of their rich history

Fraser Island

Located just off the coast of Hervey Bay is Fraser Island. Notorious for its scenic façade (and dingoes of course!), Fraser Island is a top destination for cruisers seeking diversity during their travelling adventures. An extensive array of breathtaking sights flood this island, with visitors enjoying beautiful beaches, bays, creeks, lakes, and rainforests—just to name a few.

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Home to Australia’s now world famous rum. Come and discover firsthand why we’re the most awarded rum distillery in the country. We’ll give you a hint it’s a combination of hard work, and loads of experience, which started way back in 1888. Just like our proud history, we’re equally proud of our revamped Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience. The moment you set foot inside you’re in for an immersive experience like no other. To be a part of the excitement, book one of our unique tours today. You’ll be in for an unforgettable experience.

Lady Musgrave Experience

Choose Lady Musgrave Experience to experience the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef from the closest accessible departure point and only a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane with Lady Musgrave Experience. Enjoy a luxury transfer to Lady Musgrave Island as part of your day tour aboard the REEF EMPRESS and with the friendly crew. Cruise in style and choose to ride inside in air conditioned, leather seating comfort where documentaries and movies are displayed on large flat screen TVs or enjoy the Queensland sun from the open air foredeck seating or from the spacious upper level sundeck.

Kalki Moon

Born out of the cane field in Australia’s Rum capital Bundaberg comes the regions artisan distilling company Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing. The current portfolio includes Gin, Vodka & Liqueurs with the highly anticipated first rum release pencilled in for mid 2020.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. 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.

The Bundaberg Barrel

Here at the Bundaberg Barrel we’ve recently refreshed our space to better showcase the secrets of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks with a variety of information and activities at the home of ginger beer. Come on in to take an amazing journey through our brewery experience while learning more about our history and what makes our brews so special. Our Tasting Bar offers product tastings of our entire range of brewed drinks. With 14 delicious flavours to try, including our famous Bundaberg Ginger Beer you’re bound to find a new favourite or enjoy an old classic. Also available is a huge selection of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and selected merchandise including the option to create customised labels for your brews. We can’t wait to show you how we brew the magic, right here in Bundaberg.

Burnett Heads Village

Port Bundaberg Marina is situated within walking distance from the relaxed coastal township of Burnett Heads which offers a modern shopping village with an IGA supermarket, bakery, post office, chemist, and hairdressers. 


The Lighthouse Hotel/Motel is an ideal place to enjoy a night out after spending the day on your boat. Both the IGA & Lighthouse Hotel/Motel have a courtesy bus.

Tobruk Dive Site

With the recent Scuttling of the ex-HMAS Tobruk off the coast of Queensland, now is the best time to see it for yourself up close and personal with experienced Dive Instructors providing you with the experience of a lifetime. 


Scuba Diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk is a unique opportunity that offers the experience of a lifetime.

Bundaberg Regional Airport

The region is serviced by two commercial airlines, Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines, RFDS, Life Flight, a number of charter operators and flight training organisations. Regular Qantaslink and Alliance Airlines services fly in and out of Bundaberg (connecting to Brisbane) with approximately 38 services per week.

Visitor Information

Time Zone
The Coral Coast operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Daylight saving time is

not observed in Queensland. Click here to view the current time in Bundaberg.


Weather

Bundaberg is known for having one of the best climates in the world. In its subtropical

climate, we enjoy more than 330 days of sunshine for most years. The average temperature is 27°C (76°F). Click here to view the current weather in Bundaberg.


Money Matters

The Australian Dollar (AUD) is Australia’s currency. Use this online currency converter to view the up-to-date exchange rate.


Medical Services

Overseas visitors should obtain their own medical insurance.

Vaccinations

These are not necessary unless visitors come from a Yellow Fever-infected country within six days prior to arrival. No other health certificate is needed to enter Australia.


Driving

Cars in Australia are right-hand drive. International driving permits are recommended. The speed limit is 100kmh (60mph) on highways & 50kmh (35mph) in residential and

commercial areas, unless otherwise indicated.


Sightseeing

While in the Coral Coast region, explore some of the hidden, natural treasures that can be visited from Bundaberg Port Marina.


National Parks 

Waterfalls, rainforests, bushes, and beaches are within a two-hour drive and some as close as a five-minute drive from the marina. Choose from more than 12 national parks in our region. The bird life between the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg is the most abundant in
Australia. In fact, one of our guests counted 114 species of birds in just a single day!

Photography Courtesy of Bundaberg Port Marina & Tourism and Events Queensland

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