Bundaberg, well-known for its sugar has a population of over 43 000, and is 368 kilometres, 230 miles, north of Brisbane in Gureng Gureng country at the southernmost access point to the Great Barrier Reef.
There is over 140 kilometres, 87.5 miles, of unspoilt beaches that stretch from Woodgate to the Town of 1770. These are stinger free and range from surf to calm water. Many creeks and river estuaries provide ideal spots to drop a line and fish.
With its pristine environment the region is home to many marine creatures.
Humpback whales pass close to the shoreline en route to Platypus Bay on Fraser Island.
Turtles have a special affinity for this part of the world with Australia’s largest mainland rookery situated at Mon Repos Beach near Bundaberg.
Bundaberg Distilling Company uses molasses, one of the by-products of sugar milling, to produce the now famous Bundaberg rum. Distillery tours are available, be prepared for the potent smell of molasses, and there is a bar in Spring Hill House where you can taste Bundy product right on site.