Our backyard is bursting with amazing experiences and natural wonders – perhaps the perfect gift may be the quality time you can share together, making memories that last a lifetime.
For the reef lovers
Wake up to breathtaking blues on Lady Musgrave HQ
Give the gift of luxury with a night under the stars on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Wake as the sun rises and watch it shine over the crystal-clear lagoon from the comfort of your very own Upper Deck Island View Queen Glamping Bed, aboard Lady Musgrave HQ. Spend the day strolling the coral shores of Lady Musgrave Island, marvel at the thriving eco-system beneath the surface from a glass-bottom boat, and swim with giant marine life in the coral lagoon.
For the busy family
Reconnect without distraction on Lady Elliot Island
As the daily nine-to-five grind distracts us from life’s little things, take pause and make some postcard perfect memories at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. An escape where digital connectivity is your last priority, arrive on this southern-most coral cay within a short 25 minute flight from Bundaberg Airport. Spend your days snorkeling and playing games of Underwater I-Spy among the curious marine life.
For the thrill seeker
Take your gifts to new heights with panoramic views
Get a bird’s eye view of our Region’s most iconic and picturesque places on a scenic flight or private charter with Coastland Aviation. Soak up the colours of our patchwork fields of produce and catch a glimpse of our sun-kissed reefs. With plenty of space aboard for luggage, fishing gear and even golf clubs, you can fly your family up from Brisbane for a special weekend they’ll never forget.
For the ginger lover
A gift as iconic as the ginger beer itself
Uncover the family legacy and love behind one of Australia’s most iconic drinks, with a self-guided tour of the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel. Discover what it takes to make 14 flavour-filled drinks, before choosing some of your favourites. You can even add a personal touch with a signature label.
For the active ones
Spend some quality time on the greens
Fore! It’s time to tee-off at Bargara Golf Club and enjoy a round with the family. This gift certainly won’t be a triple bogey, as you cherish every minute that chips by. Hop in the cart or enjoy wandering through the greens with this guaranteed hole-in-one present.
For the rum connoisseur
A world-class experience
What do you give to the person who has it all? A Blend Your Own Rum Experience, of course. Learn the art of blending world-class rum with a behind the scenes immersive experience in the heart of the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Combining various distilled rums from their exclusive barrel range, become a master blender and bottle your own signature blend.
For those that love a tipple
Local cellar doors
Try something new with a tasting and tour at one of our local cellar doors. Meet the Region’s artisan distillers, winemakers, and brew masters. From sampling fruity notes of Ohana’s tropical wines and ciders to sipping botanical flavors of artisan gin and liqueurs at Kalki Moon Distilling Co or the eco-conscious craft Reef Beers at Ballistic Bargara.
For the family foodie
Give the gift of supporting local
Tantalise your tastebuds with seasonal produce from local road-side honesty stalls and produce-filled sheds, like Alloway Farm Market. Fill your stockings with novelty sweets at Cha Cha Chocolate. Take a breather and get your caffeine fix with a pitstop at Macadamia’s Australia’s brand new multi-million-dollar Visitor Center and Cafe. If you’re looking to impress, Water St Kitchen’s pork belly is a born people pleaser or dine with glorious river-side views at H2o Restaurant & Bar.
For the sweet tooth
A hand-made local sugar rush
Head towards Tinaberries on Elliott Heads Road for local home-made fresh fruit ice cream and unleash your competitive side with a game of giant Connect-4 in the stunning surrounds of this working strawberry farm. If you’re seeking a quiet night in, level-up your dessert with delicious house-made, award winning gelato from Nana’s Pantry. Treat your canine friend or fur-baby with a stop at The Windmill Café in Bargara, where take-away dog-friendly gelato awaits!
For the animal lovers
Epic encounters at Splitters Farm
Splitters Farm is a local haven for rescued farm animals and a unique farm-stay experience, where the kids can get back to nature and venture from paddock-to-paddock, hand feeding creatures great and small. Sit back and unwind on the deck of your private deluxe glamping safari tent, overlooking the platypus-filled waters of Splitters Creek as the sun goes down.
For the nostalgic historian
Travel through time at Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Fairymead House Sugar Museum
Let imaginations fly high as you reminisce of times gone by and uncover the story of aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler at Hinkler Hall of Aviation. Continue your journey through time, unravelling the history of the 19th century sugarcane industry at Fairymead House Sugar Museum. Pack a picnic and savor your time among the lush surrounds of the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens to make a proper day of it.
For the explorers
A hinterland escape
Hit the road and discover new places with a day trip spent among the rolling green hills of Childers and storybook town, Gin Gin. Discover a passion for quality wine at Hill of Promise Winery and Vintners Secret Vineyard. Weave your way past historical buildings and immerse yourself in unique stores that lace the main street. Looking to extend your adventure and stretch your legs? Discover the beautiful natural surrounds of the North Burnett where towering sandstone gorges await, and breathtaking views can be found at every turn.