Bundaberg Rum is Australia’s biggest-selling spirit and Bundaberg’s main attraction is the distillery where it is made. Distillery tours include a taste of Bundaberg’s biggest export.
Avenue Street, East Bundaberg
Bus 4, 5
Tel (07) 4131 2900
Admission $9.90, includes one drink
Open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm; tours leave every hour
This museum focuses on the life of Bert Hinkler, a local lad who made the first solo flight to England.
Young Street, North Bundaberg
Tel (07) 4152 0222
Open 10am-4pm daily
If you’re visiting between November and March you should make a trip to Mon Repos Beach (15km from the town centre) to watch the loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. It is a great experience to see the baby turtles digging through the sand and making their way to the sea. You must make a booking with the tourist office (tel (07) 4153 8888) before you go as there are new regulations regarding the number of people allowed on the beach at a time, whether part of a tour or not. Your time of booking determines your time on the beach, so call early.