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You may be mistaken for thinking you have flown into a tropical paradise upon arrival at Bargara. Palm trees line the foreshore, the Southern Great Barrier reef stretches out before you, and the climate is just like Hawaii - it's time to kick back and relax.

This very family friendly seaside town just 13 kilometres from Bundaberg has heaps of parks, beaches, cafes, shops and activities to explore.

You can swim all year round here, with several beaches stretching from Neilson's Park down to the pooch friendly Archie's Beach.

The Esplanade is perfect for your morning or afternoon walk with six kilometres of paved pathway perfect for scooters, bikes, trikes or walkers. Say hi to the pooches (and their humans) that you see each day on their regular walk.

The Basin is a protected swimming spot for young and old, best dipped in high tide, where you can take some bread down and feed the many fish that swim around your legs or pop some googles on to take a peek.

The Turtle Park offers shaded grass areas and a big playground in the shape of a turtle.

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Bargara Beach


Bargara Beach is located 15 kilometres east of Bundaberg and offers a climate similar to Hawaii, beautiful beaches and friendly locals. Bargara Beach is located immediately east of the Bundaberg town centre and is backed by a beachfront road, with good beach access and parking.

This family friendly beach offers winding board walks, kids playgrounds, eateries, cafes. Dogs are welcome on Bargara Beach (except for Kellys Beach). During the summer months, you will see turtles come to shore to nest. In the mornings, over summer, you will see the turtle tracks leading back to the ocean - an amazing sight to see.




Esplanade
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 0.0K from Bargara

Bargara Turtle Park and Playground


Enjoy the views of Bargara Beach while the kids play on the turtle playground. The large turtle forms the different play areas - perfect for a game of hide and seek. Grab a coffee or takeaway food from one of the nearby establishments. With plenty of seating and tables, this is the perfect place for a beachside picnic.




Bargara Esplanade
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 0.0K from Bargara

Burkitts Reef Dive Site


Located in front of the town of Bargara, near Bundaberg, Burkitts Reef is a popular shore diving site that always provides a few surprises. The reef fringes the headland and varies in depth from two to eight metres and is covered in lovely hard corals. Nudibranchs are a feature of this reef, and divers will see hundreds of them, but also common are moray eels, wobbegongs, stingrays, crayfish and olive sea snakes. Typical reef fish include angelfish, butterflyfish, scorpionfish, wrasse and lionfish, but Burkitts Reef is also visited by pelagic fish so don't be surprised to see trevally, barracuda and even queenfish.




Burkitts Reef
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 0.8K from Bargara

Mon Repos Conservation Park


Mon Repos Conservation Park, a quiet coastal oasis near Bundaberg, is special!

The beach supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. Their nesting and hatching success here at Mon Repos is critical for their survival.

At this globally-significant site you can learn about these extraordinary animals - a visit to Mon Repos Turtle Centre offers a turtle encounter like very few others in the world. Mon Repos also features Woongarra rainforest scrub, the site of Bert Hinkler's first glider flights, a tidal lagoon, rock pools and an historic basalt stone wall built by South Sea Islanders, who were brought to Queensland from the 1880s to work in the sugar industry. Explore the park on walking tracks and cycling tracks or, if you prefer a slower pace, take a wander along the beach to look at tidal rock pools.

Entry to Mon Repos Conservation Park is free. Fees apply for night access to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Encounters during turtle season (November to March). See Mon Repos Turtle Centre listing for admission and booking details.




141 Mon Repos Road,
via Bundaberg-Bargara Road
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 2.3K from Bargara

Mon Repos Turtle Centre


At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg, witness an ancient life cycle of the animal kingdom as majestic sea turtles make their journey from sea to shore to lay their eggs. Then delight at the sight of their young, hatching months later, and making their perilous journey to the sea.

Mon Repos Conservation Park supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. At the Mon Repos Turtle Centre you can learn all about these extraordinary animals and the conservation and research programs that are protecting them, and even have a turtle encounter like very few others in the world.

Every year, from November to March, you can join Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles. Mon Repos Turtle Encounters offer a unique opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of a turtle's world-at least for one night! Don't miss your chance to be part of this special experience.

'Connect with Nature' activities such as ranger-guided walks and turtle talks are also offered during some school holidays at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.




141 Mon Repos Road,
via Bundaberg-Bargara Road
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 2.4K from Bargara

Mon Repos Beach


Mon Repos is home to Australia's largest concentration of nesting sea turtles. Mon Repos caters for everyone from young families to the grey nomads. You will find historical, environmental and leisure activities at Mon Repos.

From mid October to the end of April (during Turtle Season) , public access to the beach is restricted from 6pm to 6am.

Mon Repos is well known in aviation history as the location of Bert Hinkler's first hangar trial flights in 1912.

Known as one of Queensland's longest beaches, and the most undeveloped, you will find basalt rocks bordering the beach and a rocky outcrop midway up the beach. A gorgeous location to capture the sunrises of the region.




Mon Repos Road
Mon Repos, QLD, 4670

Located 2.4K from Bargara

Hoffman's Rocks Dive Site


Hoffman's Rocks is a colourful underwater playground just south of Bargara in the Woongarra Marine Park. The area is covered in hard and soft corals including gorgonian sea fans and pretty soft corals, and home to resting turtles, stingrays, gropers and wobbegong sharks. While you're down there, be sure to explore the numerous colourful bommies. The bommies are often visited by schools of barracuda, trevally, lionfish, olive sea snakes and many unique varieties of nudibranchs.




Woongarra Marine Park
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 3.3K from Bargara

Amandine Lavender


Amandine Lavender is a gift shop and farm located in Bundaberg, Queensland. Amandine Lavender was established in 2008, as a way to diversify and introduce an alternative industry to an existing sugarcane farm at Bargara, near Bundaberg. Amandine Lavender offers a range of lavender products to calm and relax, and fragrance your home. The quaint gift shop, framed with flowers of lavender, provides a truly unique lavender experience. Self guided propagation activities are available for visitors to participate in.




288 Seaview Road
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 3.7K from Bargara

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Mon Repos Turtle Season


The Mon Repos Conservation Park, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant Loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific.

Visitors can witness nesting and hatching turtles over the summer months on Mon Repos beach, however turtles are easily disturbed if proper turtle watching guidelines are not followed.

The Mon Repos Turtle experience operates nightly during the Turtle Season. You have the opportunity to see nesting turtles from November through to January and hatchlings January through to March. It is an amazing sight to see the turtles venture up the beach to find a safe spot to dig a nest and lay their eggs. And then, if you are lucky, to come back six to eight weeks later to see the baby hatchlings take their first swim in the ocean. Don't miss out, book now!

Bookings close promptly at 4pm daily! Book your Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounter as soon as possible, to avoid your preferred date not being available.


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141 Mon Repos Road
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 2.2K from Bargara

Carols by Candlelight Bargara


Held just a week before Christmas, Carols by Candlelight Bargara has become an increasingly popular event. It is a vibrant and inspirational outdoors event, designed for the whole family. Hosted by Coral Coast Christian Church, this delightful evening includes live entertainment, interactive community singing, a re-enactment of the nativity scene, camel rides, donkey rides, food and drink stalls, free jumping castle, lollies and face painting for the children, and candles and glow in the dark products are for sale.

You are encouraged to bring your jacket and a picnic blanket when you come on down to this wonderful night of celebration, a night where an awesome atmosphere is always guaranteed.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec


596 Windermere Road
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 4.0K from Bargara

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