The historic sugar cane city of Bundaberg is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and its array of vibrant lagoons, coral cays and white-sand beaches. You'll also find museums, heritage sites, lush botanic gardens and numerous historic sugar cane and rum tours to connect with the long history of the area. Bundaberg accommodation ranges from quaint holiday homes to luxury apartments, all within reach of the local natural and historic areas.
Diverse experiences in Bundaberg
From museums and historic sites to wild national parks and tranquil islands, Bundaberg has something for everyone. Whether you're travelling with the kids, your spouse or on your own, you'll never run out of fun experiences near your Bundaberg accommodation.
Historical rum and sugar cane tours
Bundaberg was built on sugar cane, which has influenced several local food and drink brands. To experience this local legacy for yourself, you can take a tour of the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, where you can blend your own rum to take home, or visit the Fairymead House Sugar History Museum, a grand homestead housing sugar industry memorabilia, all within reach of local holiday rentals.
Turtle spotting for nature lovers
Home to Mon Repos Conservation Park, Bundaberg is an excellent destination for nature lovers. Between fall and spring, you can take nightly tours to see green, flatback and loggerhead turtles nest and hatch on the beaches or see hatchlings leave their nests in winter. There's also the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef, a spectacular living reef with an array of colourful sea life to experience while snorkelling or diving. Many holiday homes are available near Bundaberg's most beautiful outdoor spaces and natural areas.
Island hopping on coral cays
The Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands of Bundaberg are located on the southernmost coral isles of the Great Barrier Reef. These are spectacular sites for snorkelling and diving among manta rays and a rainbow of fish, or exploring intriguing shipwrecks. On land, you can enjoy hiking in the lush island surrounds or birdwatching for rare and beautiful seabirds. The islands are close enough for a day trip from Bundaberg accommodation, giving you ample time to explore.
Accommodation types in Bundaberg
Whether you're looking for a cosy spot for 2 or a sprawling home for your whole family, Bundaberg boasts a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs. In addition to practical amenities like laundry and kitchens, you can also find accommodation with decadent amenities like private pools, hot tubs, gardens and more.
Cosy apartments for couples
Apartment rentals in Bundaberg range from small studios suitable for 1 person to 2-storey units with multiple bedrooms for groups of couples. Apartments also come with features like full kitchens, garage parking, fenced-in courtyards and pools, providing all you need in your accommodation to make the most of your holiday.
Spacious holiday homes for the whole family
If you're travelling with a large group, you can find an array of spacious holiday homes with space to accommodate everyone. Some homes are available with ocean views or beach access, outdoor entertainment areas, gardens and other unique features that offer both privacy and peace and quiet on your retreat.
Luxurious villas for a decadent holiday
If romance or luxury is what you're looking for, a villa rental is a great choice. You can find boutique villas with beachfront elegance, lush verdant gardens and private surrounds for a relaxing retreat. Villas are also available for large groups and families, giving you a touch of luxury with the space necessary for multiple people. Many villas in Bundaberg are available with different interior features as well, such as Asian- or French-inspired decor and furnishings.