The city of Bundaberg is the birthplace of Bundaberg Rum, one of the most famous rums in the world. The Bundaberg Rum Distillery has stood in the city since 1888, where visitors can explore more about this exquisite spirit. The region’s coast is considered the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery sits at the heart of the city, offering visitors key insights into the creation and evolution of the Bundaberg Rum. The distillery tours also let people sample some its delicious product. The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is a beautiful combination of well-manicured green gardens that include a pretty lake that makes for the perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature. The region’s history of sugarcane cultivation can be explored at the Fairymead House Sugar Museum, located within the gardens. The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a tribute to the famous pilot Bert Hinkler, chronicling his travels from the early 20th century. Bundaberg also serves as a base for visiting Lady Elliot Island and the Lady Musgrave Reefs which are parts of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
On the outskirts of Bundaberg, the Hummock Lookout provides a beautiful panorama of the city and the coast as well as the sugar fields that populate the region. The Mon Repos Regional Park on the coast of the Bundaberg region is where visitors can learn more about the cute loggerhead sea turtles that originate from the Coral Sea.
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