A quiet peace descends when you take a seat on a bicycle. The gentle rhythm of the spokes and the fresh air on your face is reminiscent of childhood memories when a bicycle was often the first taste of freedom and independence. It is a perfect vehicle for fitness, family fun, adventurers and the environmentally conscious.

In the Bundaberg Region, we are not bound only by parklands and quiet streets to enjoy an outing on two wheels. The bicycle offers a unique perspective of our spectacular coastline, picturesque farmlands, rivers, beautiful gardens and more. 

Expansive pathways along much of the Region’s coastline are perfect for families looking for an outdoor activity they can do together. But for the more adventurous, there are many cycling routes to explore the wider Bundaberg area, suitable for a range of abilities.

Anzac Park to Sandy Hook on the Burnett River

Distance: 28km
Riding Time: approx. 2.5hrs
Grade: Easy

Enjoy an easy ride leaving from Anzac Park, travelling through Millbank, Avoca and Branyan before arriving at Sandy Hook on the Burnett River. This is a popular spot for water sports such as skiing and kayaking, as well as fishing.

Burnett River to Bargara

Distance: 30km
Riding Time: approx. 2.5hrs
Grade: Easy

Witness the transformation from city to coast as this route takes you on an inland journey from the Burnett River at Grunske’s by the River to the Bargara Esplanade. Watch the scenery change from the industrial East Bundaberg to the rolling landscape of sugarcane and small crops, which gives way to ocean views. On the return trip, take some time to visit the Hummock Lookout.

Bargara to Coral Cove

Distance: Approx 32km
Riding Time: approx 2.5hrs
Grade: Easy

Experience the beautiful, rugged and picturesque coastline of this southern Bargara trip. Riding first to Coral Cove and through the Innes Park Reserve, travel back along the coast past Kelly’s Beach, Bargara Golf Course and the boardwalk along the esplanade at Bargara.

Bundaberg to Burnett Heads Lighthouse

Distance: 42km
Riding Time: approx. 2.5hrs
Grade: Easy

Take a riverside journey to the sea on this ride, which begins at the River Cruz Café on Quay Street. Ride past the Bundaberg Sugar Mill and Bundaberg Rum Distillery on your way to Burnett Heads. Follow the coastal pathway past Oaks Beach and the Burnett Heads Lighthouse onto the Burnett Headlands. You can take an optional loop (additional 9km) from Burnett Heads to the Bundaberg Port and Marina.

Coonarr Beach

Distance: 48km
Riding Time: approx. 3-4hrs
Grade: Intermediate

Journey through some of the Region’s diverse agricultural farmlands, finishing at the picturesque white sands of Coonarr Beach. Start at Olsen’s Corner Foodworks on Walker Street and cycle back roads, through Coonarr Wildlife Reserve to the top of the sandy dune overlooking the beach itself.

Botanic Gardens Loop via Moorlands

Distance: 54km
Riding Time: approx. 4hrs
Grade: Intermediate

This ideal weekend ride takes you through the rich farmlands and hobby farms of the Region. Begin at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens in North Bundaberg, and travel through Goomburrum, Meadowvale, Moorlands and Welcome Creek.

Bundaberg to South Kolan

Distance: 55km
Riding Time: approx. 4.5-5hrs
Grade: Intermediate/Difficult

For a challenging ride that takes in some picturesque rural landscapes, make your way from Bundaberg through Bingera, South Kolan, Oakwood and Goomburrum. Take on some steep descents, climbs and undulating roads.

Anzac Pool to Dr May’s Crossing

Distance: 50km
Riding Time: approx. 4hrs
Grade: Intermediate/Difficult

Suited to a more adventurous rider, this route takes you on a journey from the city through rural southern Bundaberg. Enjoy the route’s many turns, unsealed sections, floodways and crossings.


For a map and detailed directions for these rides and more, visit: www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/walk-cycle