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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.

Bargara

Bargara: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 Regional Park


Mon Repos Regional 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 Regional 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 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

Hummock Lookout


Situated off the road to Bargara is the low-lying volcanic remnant known as "The Hummock" which, although only 96 metres above sea-level, offers visitors good views over the whole area. The ocean is visible to the east while, to the west, the sugar fields can be seen encircling the city with the smoke stacks of the Bundaberg Distillery and Mill on the horizon. Watch the moon rise over the ocean as the sun sets over the land.

The Hummock holds an important place in local indigenous history. The Taribelang Aboriginal people were the first humans to inhabit this area. Their 'burning mountain' is the 'Sloping Hummock" of today. There is a large Aboriginal art mural at the site which depicts the violent story of Paddys Island at the time of European settlement. Paddy's Island can still be seen from the Hummock lookout today.




Hummock Road
Qunaba, QLD, 4670

Located 5.2K from Bargara

Bargara: Events

Bargara Strawberry Fair


The Bargara Strawberry Fair is all about the sensational strawberry, and since the sweetest, tastiest, reddest and juiciest strawberries grow right there in Bundaberg, they think their strawberry industry deserves celebrating!

Known for its delicious food, delightful entertainment, cool characters, lolly chases, crazy competitions, exhilarating rides, creative workshops, wonderful shopping, amazing artworks and awesome atmosphere, the Bargara Strawberry Fair keeps bringing so many smiles to so many faces.

Held the first Saturday of every August, the Bargara Strawberry Fair has become so popular that numbers have doubled since its inauguration just three years ago. Virtually overnight it has become recognised as an iconic festival in the region. Truckloads of strawberries turn up and folk from everywhere come dressed to impress!

Free transfers by Duffys Bus Service #4 to and from the fair all day (departs from Central Business District and Bargara Esplanade)

Mark this event as a must-do for 2015!


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun


596 Windermere Road,
Corner of Back Windermere Road
Bargara, QLD, 4670

Located 3.9K 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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