Travel

Bundaberg region a tourist haven

Cool of during the holidays at Elliott Heads.
Cool of during the holidays at Elliott Heads.

BUNDABERG is a jewel in Queensland Tourism’s crown and it is not hard to see why.

With a never-ending list of destinations to visit, tourists can experience bush, beach and everything in between, when they visit our region.

Bundaberg visitor centre team leader Jayne Wilson said a constant flow of tourists and locals came through the centre every day looking for adventures around Bundaberg.

“There is plenty to do around here ranging from no cost at all to pretty pricey,” she said.

Ms Wilson said National Parks such as Deepwater, Eurimbula and Kincuna were popular amongst campers and bush-lovers.

“We have lots of enquiries about the national parks, people like going camping and bush-walking and being outside,” she said.

Cania Gorge National Park, 12km north of Monto, is another favourite among bush-walkers with plenty of walking tracks to keep visitors occupied.

Ms Wilson said despite the popularity of bush locations, beachside holiday spots were an undisputed favourite for international visitors.

“Our beaches are very popular,” she said.

“We constantly receive queries about the whole coastline from Agnes Water to Elliott Heads.”

It is not just our accommodation which attract hundreds of visitors each year, Bundaberg activities play a huge role in our tourism.

“The single largest thing we receive bookings and queries about is the turtles,” Ms Wilson said.

“We have had an influx of bookings for people to see the turtles at Mon Repos. The Rum Distillery and places at the Botanic Gardens are also very popular.”

The Bundaberg community is encouraged to continue their friendly attitude toward visitors, especially over the holiday period.

“We have a really good flow of tourists at the moment which is very positive,” Ms Wilson said.

“We had an English couple who are staying at a local accommodation come in to tell us how great it is here just the other day.”

A visit to a Bundaberg region tourist information centre could quickly change the tune of locals leaving the region for a holiday.

From plane flights to Lady Elliot Island to hiking trails at Cania Gorge and lazy days on a Bargara Beach to winery tours at Childers, there is plenty to do in our region no matter what your interest or budget is.

For details and information on Deepwater, Eurimbula, Kincuna and Cania Gorge national parks, the beaches at Agnes Water, Elliott Heads and Bargara, turtles spotting, the Rum Distillery, botanic gardens, Lady Elliot Island, Childers winery tours and more visit a local tourist information centre.




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