Your ultimate Bundaberg turtle holiday

The gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg is an easy four-hour drive from Brisbane.

Day 1

Check in where the hospitality is as warm as the sand. Kelly’s Beach Resort offers all the comforts of home surrounded by lush coastal gardens in Bargara. A kids’ wonderland with award-winning dining just steps to the beach, you can enjoy a family holiday as it’s meant to be.

Witness the miracle of life this summer on Bundaberg’s coastline at the largest rookery of the endangered loggerhead turtle in the Southern Hemisphere. The Mon Repos Turtle Encounter is an unforgettable, ranger-led experience running nightly from November to March. Each year, hundreds of mother turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay their clutches of eggs, which hatch in a mad scramble of cuteness to begin the longest endurance race in the world.

Day 2

Swim with the turtles as they rest and play on the Lady Musgrave Experience day trip. Feel like an intrepid explorer at scenic Lady Musgrave Island as you explore pristine hard coral reef and spot the ‘great eight’. Snorkel and dive in crystal clear blue waters, take a marine-biologist lead guided tour and see the reef from the glass bottom boat.

Day 3

Discover Bundaberg’s culinary delights. Try one of the incredible paddock-to-plate eateries, or explore the artisan distilleries, breweries and wineries.

Uncover the history behind Australia’s most iconic rum at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience, voted World’s Best Educational Experience. The story of good old-fashioned Aussie spirit is a family-friendly day out, and the Blend Your Own experience lets you hand-craft your own amber liquid.

Day 4

The Bundaberg region offers reef, city and bush all at your fingertips. Take a day trip with Budget Car Hire to the North Burnett to hike Mt Walsh, hunt for the best roadside farm gate or walk for miles on the secluded Woodgate Beach.

Come explore the Bundaberg region.