06 Nov Insider’s Guide to Bundaberg
It’s almost summer…which means the turtles are back!
They’ve been a way for awhile (30 years!!!) and now their home to lay their eggs.
It’s simply magic to watch these beautiful creatures and it’s one of the best wildlife experiences you can have in Australia.
As locals we know our region has plenty of amazing experiences to offer, so we’ve put together this…
The RiverFeast Insider’s Guide to Bundaberg.
It’s packed full of how to have the perfect weekend in the 4670!
You guessed it! Your weekend starts right here at RiverFeast. With Bundaberg’s biggest selection of craft beers, amazing sunset views over the Burnett River and a market full of international food, we’re the perfect place to kick start your weekend. You won’t find anywhere else in Queensland like us!
Rise and Shine you’re in one of the most beautiful regions of Queensland, so maximise your time grab your joggers and go for an early morning walk around Baldwin Swamp. Centrally located right in the heart of Bundaberg, this very special wetland reserve is just teeming with wildlife and stunning birds.
Then continue on walking to one of Bundaberg’s best kept secrets…The Pocket Storehouse. This artisan bakery and cafe sells traditionally baked sourdough to die for! It’s the perfect Saturday brekky spot to sit and enjoy their freshly baked goods hot out of the oven. TIP – Get there early. This bakery only opens once a week and regularly sells out by late morning.
Bundaberg is known for it’s iconic beverages, so no trip to Bundaberg is complete with out checking out the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. They offer a really great tour and taste testing experience. But it’s not just the big guys offering top brews in Bundaberg. Make sure you head to Kalki Moon, Bundaberg’s newest distillery. This family run business is making award winning spirits and you will get to hear direct form the maker’s themselves. TIP – Taste their chocolate liqueur…OMG!
Saturday evening head to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre for one of the most amazing wildlife experiences you will have in your life… and we are not exaggerating. Get up close and personal with the loggerhead and green sea turtle’s as they lay their eggs. Or watch the tiny army of adorable hatchlings erupt from the sand and make their way to the sea. TIP – Book well in advance. Places are limited and the secret about turtles in Bundaberg is well and truly out, so plan ahead!
After a Sunday sleep in, head to the Shalom Markets, it’s big and eclectic, and locals love it for the variety of fresh locally grown produce on offer. TIP – Have breakfast there. The Shalom P & C do a mean Bacon & Egg roll.
Make your way north to the Botanic Gardens for a ride on the steam train. This much loved Sunday activity is perfect for the young ones (or the young at heart). The Australian Sugar Cane Railway is operated by a dedicated bunch of volunteers, and just puts a smile on everyone’s face.
Now it’s time to had to the beach…Bargara is a great option for the whole family. Head to The Basin to take the family snorkeling in a protected area, or on a good day catch some waves at Neilson’s Beach.
No trip to the beach is complete without ice cream, so head to Nonna’s Gelateria at The Windmill, and try the locally made gelato and sorbet. It taste’s soooo good, and that’s because it’s made from locally grown produce. TIP- Take your time. This shady cafe is a great spot to take a break from the sun and sand, so grab a coffee or maybe some lunch.
And what better way to finish up the perfect weekend then with a Sunday Session. With live music from 2:30 pm every Sunday, Rick’s at Bargara has perfect oceans views, and is fully licensed. So grab a bottle of wine to share, listen to some music and and meet the locals.
We hope you enjoy getting to know Bundaberg.