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Bundaberg is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Located four hours north of Brisbane and three hours south of Rockhampton, Bundaberg is on the Burnett River. Idyllic country hideaways and pristine beaches surround Bundaberg, with beautiful heritage buildings intermingled with modern architecture. A popular destination for backpackers, there is a wide variety of holiday work available in agriculture with citrus, small crops, mango and tomatoes to choose for picking. All this surrounded by the sea of green, sugarcane fields the staple industry of the region.
The rural hinterland showcases spectacular mountains, historic country towns and wide open spaces. Explore the back roads and discover the hidden treasures of Bundaberg region. Beautiful stinger free beaches on the edge of the marine wonderland of the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The mixture of country, city and coastal lifestyle makes for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
The first timber getters and co-founders of Bundaberg, John and Gavin Stuart arrived in 1867 with the first sawmill erected on the north bank of the Burnett River in 1868. Bundaberg’s first industry was soon established. The establishment of the town, Bundaberg was started in 1870 and has continued to build from strength to strength till the present day. With supplies of timber running short, maize (corn) production became the new industry until it was devastated by disease in the late 1870s. Sugarcane took over as the main industry and it is still dominant in the Bundaberg region today. Early sugarcane plantations belonged to mill and plantation owners and the farmers employed Kanaka labour.
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Bundy in Bloom is held every Spring in September and is an entrancing celebration of colour and the essence of Spring. Starting off with the Bundy in Bloom Parade, the festival continues with live entertainment and colourful characters. An event for the whole family, this Street Carnival extravaganza travels through the City Centre south along Bourbong Street and then returns back down the north side of Bourbong Street. Wanting ideas for your garden at home, then visit the many gardens entered in the Bundy in Bloom Garden Competition. Entries cover ‘first time’, to ‘best hedged or topiary display’, even ‘best shop window’ to ‘best native garden’. This celebration of Spring is a wonderful full family entertainment not to be missed.
Not just for children, the Doll & Bear Fair has been running for 20 years and showcases handmade, porcelain, cloth, polymer and composition dolls and teddy bears. This beautiful traditional craft is brought to life as you browse these wonderful creations. One display not to be missed is the Collectible Dolls, those pre 1960. Held in September, this is one event not to miss.
The Bundaberg Arts Festival rejoices the culture of Bundaberg and has been one of the most valuable provincial Arts Festivals in Queensland for 30 years. The first week of October each year brings together entries in different mediums such as painting, drawing, print making, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and literature.
Bundaberg Regional Airport hosts the Wide Bay Australia International Airshow over three days in July. An exciting event for the whole family, thrill to the demonstrations of aviation with short take of and landings, formation flying and ground attack simulations. Warbirds and jets to agricultural flying, heli-mustering and flying novelty acts. Exhilarate in the daring feats of these skilled aviators.
holidays - How to Get There
Qantaslink provide two flights daily between Brisbane and Bundaberg. All connecting flights pass through Brisbane. Charter flights are available at the Bundaberg Regional Airport.