Bundaberg City is the hub of this vibrant, unique region and is centered on the picturesque Burnett River at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. It is the commercial and service centre, as well as distribution point for the region. The Bundaberg region’s notable features include equable climate, relaxed and inviting lifestyle, affordable living, modern shopping facilities, plentiful tourism destinations and diverse economic opportunities. Such factors, together with the friendliness of its residents, make this area a superb place to visit or reside in.
The city provides opportunity to stroll along the Burnett River, chill out in the Botantic gardens and/or discover the local shops and cafes in the architecturally beautiful main street. Iconic destinations on offer also include the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Ohana Winery, Bargara Brewing, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.
The city is serviced by major infrastructure including two private and one public hospital, a regional airport and a State Development Area located at the Bundaberg Port.
Positioned 13 kilometres from Bundaberg city, Bargara is a popular seaside area home to a peaceful and relaxed community. The Bargara Streetscape lines the coastline with attractive public spaces of walkways, decks, picnic areas and playgrounds. Local cafes and restaurants create an alfresco atmosphere.
The Woongarra Marine Park offers fishing and snorkelling right on the shore. A first-class golf course is located a short walking distance from the beach and a bowling green offers outdoor entertainment for people of all ages.
Childers is positioned on the Bruce Highway approximately 54 kilometres from Bundaberg city. The township is set on a ridge overlooking fields of rich volcanic soil, rolling hills, sweeping tree-lined streets, a popular stop for travellers. Renowned for its heritage character, Childers is classified a National Trust town.
The sugar cane industry features prominently in Childers and has sustained the town over the years. Fruit and vegetable and nut cropping is common on the lands around town. Additionally, tourism is a growing industry in Childers, with a number of the preserved historic buildings in town becoming tourist attractions. Childers acts as a major economic centre in the Wide Bay-Burnett Region and is undergoing considerable growth.
Officially declared a town in 1879, the historical town of Gin Gin is located on the Bruce Highway approximately 51 kilometres west of the city of Bundaberg.
Gin Gin identifies as the approximate halfway point between the Queensland capital city of Brisbane and its neighbour to the north, Rockhampton.
The town’s economy benefits from its strategic placement on the Bruce Highway and its reputation for being an ideal spot for motorists to rest and recuperate. Nutrient-rich soils that envelop the Gin Gin locality have attracted the investment of innovative, world-class producers and marketers of fresh produce such as Nutrano, whose success has enabled them to export thousands of tonnes of product from the region each year.
Further adding to the thriving local agricultural sector is Gin Gin & Dry, who are leading producers of dried fruits and fruit powders; supplying supermarkets and retail outlets nationwide.
Perfectly positioned on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the coastal communities of the Bundaberg region offer an idyllic beach-side lifestyle. The coastline is one of the major scenic assets of the Bundaberg Region and includes the towns of Moore Park Beach, Burnett Heads, Mon Repos, Innes Park, Coral Cove, Elliott Heads, Woodgate and Buxton. Coastal communities boast white sandy beaches, patrolled safe swimming areas and unique eco-tourism experiences.