Travel to Bundaberg in Australia. Bundaberg is in Queensland, Australia, south of Rockhampton and north of Hervey Bay.When entering Bundaberg, whether it be by plane, train or car, expect to be greeted by crisscross patterns of farmland, rows of sugarcane, towering macadamia trees and rich red volcanic soil that is key to producing 25% of Australia s freshest produce. Renowned for its award-winning Bundaberg Rum and home to the creation of internationally exported Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Bundaberg is a town bursting with flavour, rich history and character. Situated just 10km from the coast, Bundaberg is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef with southernmost coral cays Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Island just a stone s throw away. Take a short 25min flight from Bundaberg Airport to arrive at Lady Elliot Island the home of the manta ray or depart by boat from Bundaberg Port Marina to arrive at Lady Musgrave Island and spend a day exploring the reef and swimming with giant marine life. Being the most accessible point for travellers in South East Queensland to reach the Great Barrier Reef, you ll also find beautiful beaches scattering the coast just a short 15min from the main hub of Bundaberg. You ll find kite-surfing havens, rock pools, reefs within reach, surfing paradises and secluded hideaways catering to every beachgoers needs.From November to March watch the town be painted with turtles as they welcome the turtle season. Home to the largest conservation for loggerhead turtles, Mon Repos Beach is a short 20min drive from Bundaberg and home to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Each year people from across the world visit the town to experience a nightly Mon Repos Turtle Encounter that allows you to witness wild marine turtles nest and hatch on a ranger-guided encounter. Dividing the town with its sweeping channel is the Burnett River that comes with a colourful history that you can learn about on a scenic ride down the Burnett River with.From the Southern Great Barrier Reef, beautiful beaches and flowing rivers, this sugarcane town is overflowing with abundant fresh produce. Commonly referred to as Australia’s food bowl with almost 90% of the nations sweet potatoes grown in the region this town will not only quench your thirst but also tantalise your tastebuds with its fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables. Take a drive from Bundaberg’s CBD to Moore Park Beach or Bargara and stop in along the way to the various farm gates lining the roads to get a taste of the region or visit one of the many local cafes serving up a unique farm gate-to-plate experience.With plenty to see, do, drink and eat – Bundaberg is more than just rum city and a sugar sweet country town.Located a short 4hour drive north of Brisbane by car.Travel by Bus from Brisbane with services making the journey in approximately 6hours. Queensland Rail services Bundaberg with the tilt train (4 1/2 hours), and slower Sunlander or Spirit of the Outback services (6 1/2 hours). Adult fare $62.70Get a bird s eye view of the Bundaberg region and fly into town onboard a QantasLink or Virgin Australia Airline. With regular flights departing and arriving each day, arrive in Bundaberg from Brisbane in under an hour. There is a cafí, with ATM facilities not far away.Situated 6km south-west of the CBD car hire is available from the terminal once you arrive with your choice of Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Note that Europcar is not in the terminal, however, is available at the far end of the Airport car park.Duffy’s buses run mainly school buses, although there are some public routes. In particular buses run between Bargara and the Bundaberg town centre every hour or so on weekdays and every couple of hours on a Saturday.You really need a car to get anywhere outside the city centre. A number of Backpacker hostels run shuttle minibuses for seasonal workers to local farms early in the morning and back again in the afternoon.Seasonal work can be obtained picking tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. Check with the backpacker hostels for more info. To work legally, you require a valid work visa (not a tourist visa) and you should provide the employer with a tax file number if you do not want them to deduct 48 % tax from your wages (normal non-residental tax rate 29 %). It may be possible to work without a valid visa (cash-in-hand), though occasionally inspectors do checks on farms and at hostels, which could possibly result in severe consequences.Bourbong Street, the main drag through town, is partly a shared pedestrian zone with a variety of shops, banks, travel agents and the main post office. There are two other major shopping centres: Hinkler Place, a few blocks to the south on the corner of Maryborough and Electra Sts, and the larger Sugarland in the west (Cnr Takalvan and Heidke Sts), both of which contain most of the major Australian chains between them.The Hungry Tum along Bourbong Street in downtown is is well known for its signature drink, pink lemonade. Its is a take-away place underneath the City Centre Backpackers, on the western side of downtown.There is a variety of accommodation styles available in Bundaberg. West of the Bundaberg Railway Station there are a number of well equipped motels. In amongst these motels is a variety of food outlets ranging from cafe style food, take away, and restaurants. There are around several backpackers hostels to choose from. One is opposite the bus depot. Two others are opposite the train station. Most of these can arrange farm work and will even provide transport to the farms in the morning and back in the afternoon. For those who wish to camp, caravan and camping parks are located throughout the city.Bargara beach offers a choice of newer apartment style accommodation closer to the beach.

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