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During the summer season, specifically November till March, visitors can observe the spectacular sight of turtles venturing up to the beach to dig a nest and lay their eggs and then baby hatchlings taking their first swim. If you wish to see nestling then it is better to book flights to Bundaberg from November through to January and if you would like to see hatchlings visit from January through to March. This takes place within the Mon Repos Conservation Park in the local suburb of Bargara.
During the wet season between December and April fewer tourists visit the Queensland coast. If you don’t mind dodging the showers, the crowds can be missed by booking flights to Bundaberg during this period for a much more relaxed holiday. You can get some really fantastic deals at this time of year as there are more cheap flights and accommodation during this period.
If you wish to book flights to Bundaberg during the shoulder season of October, be sure to attend the annual Spirit of Bundaberg Festival which sees the distillery grounds transformed into a festival arena. Take part in an interactive cocktail master class to learn how to mix the ‘Bundaberg Bird’, feast on an array of Bundaberg’s finest culinary treats and enjoy live entertainment.
Situated along the Queensland coast just four hours north of Brisbane, Bundaberg is an excellent place for discovering the many different facades of this beautiful region. Affectionately known as “Bundy”, the town is often described as the “Southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef”. Here you can hop on a boat to the coral cays for a spot of snorkelling or diving with all manner of marine life or take an adventure into the untouched wilderness of Fraser Island to see wild dingos. Many travellers book flights to Bundaberg making it a popular tourist destination thanks to its close proximity to long stretches of sandy beaches, such as Woodgate Beach to the south with its pristine white sands. The town itself sits on the Bundaberg River and offers plenty of rural space and parkland with subtropical gardens for families to enjoy. This modern town seamlessly mixes old and new, juxtaposing a bustling town centre with a large number of heritage sites. Renowned for its food and drink exports, such as macadamia nuts and sugar cane, many tourists visit the town to sample its fresh produce, fruit and vegetables. A tour of the Rum Distillery is particularly popular with visitors searching for an authentic Australian beverage.
The subtropical climate of the Queensland coastline makes Bundaberg an attractive destination all through the year. In the summer season, between December and February, the town sees rising temperatures up to an average of 30 degrees Celsius, although it has been known to reach 38 and even 40 degrees. There is also high rainfall during this period. If you prefer to visit the town in more comfortable temperatures, the winter season between May and September offers a pleasant but cooler climate and there is also less rain.
Although it’s easy to explore the town on foot, you can simply hop on one of the local buses. The bus routes extend to the local suburbs and beaches, including Bargara and Innes Park on the coast. The town also has its own railway station, where you can make the journey to Brisbane by passenger train in four and a half hours.