Avoid the crowds, explore the reef and sample the famous local rum.
At the southernmost end of the Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg is a pleasant alternative to Cairns for visitors eager to explore the reef without the crowds. One of the finest towns in the region is Bargara – previously known for its sugar cane plantations but now developing a reputation as a place to travel or even retire to. Only three hours’ drive north of the Sunshine Coast, Bargara is easily accessible. From your apartment in Bundaberg, you can plan snorkelling excursions to Lady Musgrave Island, escape for scenic walks on the seaside Esplanade or simply relax on the balcony with a Bundaberg Rum cocktail in hand.