Eat & Drink Bundaberg Region
Don’t sleep on the things to do in Bundaberg. Visit the place that gave the drink its name. With an abundance of opportunities to eat fresh food, spot wildlife and go on some unforgettable excursions, Bundaberg is a city so much more than its name.
That being said, you’d be remiss to skip out on the distillery that put Bundaberg on the map. Visitors can wander around the museum or book themselves a full distillery tour (which includes a top-shelf rum tasting at the end—yes, please!) and check out beautiful historical homes afterward.
Start your day with a snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef, then visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a look behind the scenes and sample some rum, before heading to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens for an afternoon of tropical activities.
Lady Musgrave Experience has a range of things to do when visiting the Great Barrier Reef. For a day in the sun, be sure to book a full day tour with them. The ultra-comfortable Reef Empress ferries guests out to the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Lady Musgrave Island. Once there the options are plenty: keen swimmers can snorkel and dive, while others can hop on a glass bottomed boat to spot turtles below or whales on the horizon.
How about a whale watch adventure? Lady Musgrave Experience have a 100% success rate in seeing whales while on tour. Between July to October is your chance to get up close and personal with one of the largest creatures in the ocean – humpback whales!
The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is an additional must for wildlife lovers planning a holiday to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s home to the largest loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific and is a majestic spot to witness turtle hatchings in season.
Water Street Kitchen
Bargara is home to an award-winning cafe located a block from the beach. Our chefs prepare delicious fresh foods daily and cater to all dietary requirements. We have a menu with dishes to suit all including vegetarian and vegan meals.
For a taste of Australia, order Tinaberries delicious fresh Australian strawberries. They’re available at the on-site farm shop and selected fruiterers and grocers in both Melbourne and Sydney.
From the awesomeness of Australia’s Rum capital, Bundaberg to the lush tropical highlands of Kalki Moon comes a line of spirits you won’t find anywhere else.
From the farmers to the distillers, we think of food and drink as an expression of the land surrounding us—and we’re passionate about bringing our island community to your table.
The Library Bar