Bundaberg Attractions, catering for budget travellers and backpackers, there are many places to visit in Bundaberg for people on a budget.
* The Bundaberg Rum Distillery (07) 4131-2999,
where the amber fluid has been produced since 1888. Tours run on the hour, every hour 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
* The Bundaberg Barrel
is the home of Bundaberg Ginger Beer (and other brewed soft drinks). There is a shop and tasting free to access, and a interactive museum display at a small cost. The museum can take an hour or so, with some interactive computer exibits, some historical information, and a small "hologramatic" presentation humourously telling the story of brewed soft drinks.
* Hinkler House Memorial Museum, (07) 4152-0222,
located in the Botanic gardens, was originally the house of Bert Hinkler, a pioneer aviator born in Bundaberg who, in 1928, became the first to fly solo from England to Australia, and, in 1931, the first to fly solo across the South Atlantic. The house was originally located on the Thornhill Estate, Sholing, in Southampton, England, and was rescued from destruction in 1983, when it was dismantled and shipped brick by brick to Bundaberg and reconstructed. Open daily, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (9.30 am to 4.30 pm during Queensland School Holidays). Closed on Christmas day, Good Friday and ANZAC day (April 25, until 1 pm).
* The Botanic Gardens
is a nice place for a walk and has a restored steam train which runs Sundays and public holidays. Rides cost a nominal fee and do two laps of the Botanic Gardens pond. The engine is a restored steam cane train.
arrive each year around December to Mon to lay their eggs at night. In around February, and in December you can see the little hatchlings struggle their way into the ocean against the waves. The beach is part of a National Park, and you must be accompanied by a ranger to see the turtles. Laying and hatching is at night.
* Tropical Fish at the Basin, Bargara.
Tropical fish can be seen at the Basin, and the southern end of The Esplanade. It is possible to take bread and feed them. There is no admission charge, bring your own snorkel and mask.
* Mystery Craters
are about 20km from Bundaberg on the road to Gin Gin. The craters themselves are set in an area that resembles a large suburban backyard. There are around 30 craters, between a few centimetres and a few metre radius.
These are just a few of the many Bundaberg Attractions which you can visit, while in this region.
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