Despite its amazing population growth and carefully managed suburban sprawl in all directions, the Bundaberg city retains a natural charm and relaxed lifestyle that appeals to residents and visitors alike. Just a few minutes stroll from the city centre, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Alexandra Park, and experience the first of several stages of breathtaking riverside development in the Bundaberg Regional Council's ambitious Riverside Parklands project. Residents can access a range of recreational, educational, cultural and sporting facilities.
To those considering investing in the region, the combination of equable climate, necessary amenities, relaxed lifestyle and low cost of living offer the prospective resident a better climate for living. Visitors are well catered for in this dynamic, modern riverside city with a wide choice of accommodation and shopping, restaurants and eateries and a host of exciting visitor attractions. Historic buildings and modern architecture blend seamlessly with a bustling central business district full of parks and gardens to make Bundaberg an attractive provincial capital with a touch of country charm. The "Whaling Wall" mural, painted by world-renowned environmental artist Wyland, is a dominant 7-storey landmark in the city centre and provides a year-round reminder of our nearby marine visitors.
Enjoy beachcombing and dolphin spotting from the pristine shores of Bargara and the Coral Coast, just a short 15 minute drive from the city centre. You can also experience our own natural wonders at the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, celebrating and preserving Australia's most significant mainland turtle-nesting beach. Experience the majesty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef in its finest form at our two coral cays of Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot, or the Fitzroy Reef Lagoon and the magnificent fringing reefs of the Woongarra Marine Park right on the shoreline of the Coral Coast.
The waters of the Coral Coast are a proven snorkelling, fishing and diving paradise, and the local coastal villages ensure a great touring route to fully discover the Bundaberg region, from shining sea and beautiful reef, to mountain views and rural hinterland. We enjoy close access to a number of seaside villages, stretching from Buxton and Woodgate Beach in the south, through to Coral Cove, Innes Park, Elliott Heads, Bargara, Burnett Heads and Moore Park. Stroll along sandy stretches of beach, enjoy safe swimming year round, or discover the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful seaside destinations.
At the region's southern gateway is the town of Childers, featuring the peaceful vibrancy of a busy provincial centre overlooking rolling hills of sugar, small crops and small industry. To the north, the highway town of Gin Gin tells a fascinating historic tale with a genuine bush spirit, including the chance for freshwater fishing and weekend country escapes. Enjoy a relaxing drive through country towns, or take in the spectacular natural landscape that forms the Bundaberg region.