Things to Do
Bundaberg is the heart of a progressive district 14klm from the Coral coast.
Bundaberg has a warm and sunny climate all year round and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliott Island and home for Mons Repos Turtle Rookery.
Just behind the Villa Mirasol Motor Inn is Alexander Park and Children’s Zoo and the new Fishing Pier located on the Burnett River.
Villa Mirasol Motor Inn can look after all your Tour Bookings. We are able to arrange tours to nearby Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands, and to whale watching cruises between June & August.
Explore Unique Bundaberg – Discover our clean beaches, cosmopolitan cafes, 4WD in one of eight coastal National Parks or just sit back, relax and enjoy a spot of fishing – all without the crowds. Whatever you do, don’t miss the opportunity to swim, snorkel, dive or simply bask in the unadorned beauty of this unique natural icon.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef offers visitors to Queensland, Australia the chance to see large hard coral reefs firsthand and join colourful fish and big marine life like turtles and manta rays for a swim. At just over 4 hour drive from Brisbane; the Great Barrier Reef starts right here in Bundaberg.
Located 51 nautical miles from Bundaberg and the second island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island and lagoon is a pristine coral cay with 1,192 hectares of spectacular fringing reef ready to be explored. The unique lagoon is home to a myriad of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins and manta rays, amidst spectacular coral reef gardens. Guests can immerse themselves in this spectacular underwater world, snorkelling, diving and glass bottom boat coral viewing.
Lady Elliot Island is one of only six island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and one of only three with direct flight access to the island airstrip. The island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the highest possible classification of Marine National Park Zone meaning the reef is in pristine condition and will be for future generations to come.
Lady Elliot is an island teeming with life and live corals, famous for a resident population of over 80 Manta Rays which form the iconic logo of the island. From the beginning of May until the end of August is Manta Migration Season on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
This is a MUST DO! Every November to March is Turtle Season in Bundaberg. Tickets for the 2018/2019 Turtle Season go on sale from the 1st September 2018. Booking in advance is highly recommended! Don’t miss out!
Bundaberg is home to the Largest Logger Head Turtle Rookery in the Southern Hemisphere. Every year hundreds of turtles make their way to Mon Repos Beach to lay their clutches of eggs. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services offer Ranger Guided Tours from November to March for the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent sea creatures.
We have 2 Mon Repos Turtle Tour Packages Available. The Turtle Express Turtle Tour which includes coach transfers and the Mon Repos Turtle Ticket which does not include transfers and is based on first in best dressed.
Home to Australia’s now world famous rum. Come and discover firsthand why we’re the most awarded rum distillery in the country. We’ll give you a hint it’s a combination of hard work, and loads of experience, which started way back in 1888.
Just like our proud history, we’re equally proud of our revamped Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience.
The moment you set foot inside you’re in for an immersive experience like no other. To be a part of the excitement, book one of our unique tours today. You’ll be in for an unforgettable experience.
Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanical Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia’s famous pioneer solo aviator – Bert Hinkler
With numerous full size display aircraft exhibits and unique museum artifacts, including the beautifully restored Hinkler House ‘Mon Repos’, Bert Hinkler’s relocated Southampton home, this memorable and extraordinary experience in Bundaberg, Queensland is a must do aviation adventure.
Bert Hinkler was born in Bundaberg, Queensland on the 8th December, 1892.
The son of a mill worker, he was fascinated by flight. In 1911 and 1912, he built man-carrying gliders and flew them successfully at Mon Repos Beach near Bundaberg.
Bert Hinkler planned most of his epic solo flights from “Mon Repos” house.
The Ibis aircraft, his dream machine, was planned and experimented upon at the site. Some years passed before the home became the property of the South Hampton Council. In May and June 1983, the house was dismantled and transported to Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, his home town, and rebuilt as a Memorial Museum in Bert Hinkler’s Honour.
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
Check In: 1:00pm
Check Out: 10:00am
Guests planning to arrive after 9:00PM on weekdays and after 8:00PM on weekends and Public Holidays must contact us in advance to arrange for a late check in.
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