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From 1770: Lady Musgrave Island Snorkelling Day Cruise

From 1770: Lady Musgrave Island Snorkelling Day Cruise

Venture to the uninhabited Lady Musgrave Island, departing in comfort from Queensland’s quaint seaside town in 1770. This unique Southern Great Barrier Reef coral cay sits within a reef-formed lagoon. The friendly local crew will share the raw beauty of this natural wonder through glass-bottom boat viewing, guided island walks, and snorkeling activities. As a significant turtle breeding ground and rookery, this location provides the privilege of daily turtle encounters. Sightings may also include humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, and a plethora of reef life. Sheltered lagoon waters ensure clear and safe snorkeling conditions for all abilities and ages, year-round. The town of Seventeen Seventy is located approximately 15 minutes drive north of Agnes Water.

From Bundaberg: Barrier Reef & Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour

From Bundaberg: Barrier Reef & Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour

Visit Lady Musgrave Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef on this boat trip from Burnett Heads. Enjoy drinks, lunch, access to warm showers, a glass-bottom boat tour, and more. Snorkel in the unique coral lagoon surrounding the island and enjoy a guided island walk. Taking off from Bundaberg Port Marina, enjoy morning tea as you head to Lady Musgrave HQ, a new advanced eco-certified pontoon with snorkel and dive platforms, an underwater observatory, and a licensed bar. As you explore the coral reef lagoon, get plenty of opportunities to encounter manta rays, reef sharks, stingrays, turtles, and hundreds of tropical fish swimming in these coral gardens. Hop in the water to swim or take advantage of the included snorkeling equipment. As an added perk, non-certified introductory dives and certified dives are available if you wish to dive deeper into the coral reef (costs not included). Non-swimmers will love the three-level pontoon, glass-bottom boat tour, and guided island walk to experience the coral reef and marine life all without getting wet. After working up an appetite, a buffet lunch is available on board at your leisure, and you can freshen up with a warm shower after your snorkel and dive. On the boat ride back to the marina, enjoy another cup of afternoon tea.

Hervey Bay: Sunset Cruise to Great Sandy Marine Park

Hervey Bay: Sunset Cruise to Great Sandy Marine Park

Relax on a tranquil evening cruise from Hervey Bay into the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park. This is the perfect appetizer for your evening ahead. Nothing beats watching the sunset at sea and the experience of returning to the port at dusk. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you soak up the changing colors of the bay. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other wildlife that frequent the Marine Park at dusk. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset. Early evening is a special time to be on the water as marine wildlife of the harbor comes out to play. You will find the peacefulness of the water perfectly reflecting the evening light, and the lights of Hervey Bay twinkling in the distance mesmerizing.

Bundaberg: Brew Tasting and Self-Guided Gallery Tour

Bundaberg: Brew Tasting and Self-Guided Gallery Tour

Enjoy an interactive brewery experience with this self-guided tour and tasting in Bundaberg. Learn about the ways each brew is crafted and bottled, and play 'guess the flavor' with the smellography wall. Sample each of the 13 brews with a guided tasting and pick 6 of your favorites to take home. Browse at your own pace through the Gallery and discover the process of crafting ginger beer from locally sourced ingredients to the perfect bottle. Apply your knowledge with the smellography wall and unlock the secret to great taste while viewing the brewery in action with panoramic cameras. Sample each brew with a fun and informative guided tasting, including the iconic Bundaberg Ginger Beer. Finish off the tour by choosing 6 of your absolute favorites to take for later and grab the option to create your own customized label.

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour

Hervey Bay: Turtle Discovery Eco Tour

Dive deep into the nature while cruising the bluest shallows and exploring the wildlife and unique beauty that surrounds the Great Sandy Straits on this 3.5 hr Turtle Discovery Tour. Begin your eco-tour onboard a 10-meter glass-bottom vessel. Travel through the spectacular waterways of the Great Sandy Marine Park, with Island stops at either Round Island, Big Woody Island, or Pelican banks. View the beautiful coral reefs below through the glass panels. (tides permitting). Enjoy time spent on the islands where you can swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters, play a game of beach cricket or take the opportunity to relax on the sandy beaches and take in the views. Sneak off to your own private corner of a picture-perfect beach. Walk where the crystal blue water meets the white sand and spinifex grass. Whilst cruising along, keep a look out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, sea birds, and possibly a reef shark or dugong. Please check the calendar for departure times as this may vary due to tides. Check in 20 minutes prior to departure at our Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours office located at Shop6/17 Buccaneer Drive Urangan Qld 4655. Snorkelling equipment is available for hire for $10 per set, payable upon check in.

From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island Two-Day Coach Tour

From Hervey Bay: K'gari, Fraser Island Two-Day Coach Tour

Start your tour with pickup in Hervey Bay, the gateway to K'gari (Fraser Island). Then relax on the 40-minute cruise across the Great Sandy Marine Park to the island. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and turtles. Explore some of the most beautiful spots as you listen to fascinating facts about the island’s history. Over the two days, you’ll travel in between sites in the air-conditioned comfort of a 4WD coach. Visit Central Station to admire the towering trees, and learn why K'gari was so valuable to the timber industry. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk and explore the subtropical rainforest in Pile Valley. Relax on the sandy beaches around Lake McKenzie. As an optional extra, you can take a scenic flight over the island from here. Float down Eli Creek, and see the famous Maheno shipwreck. Be amazed by The Pinnacles colored sands and hear the Dreamtime tale of how they were formed. See the spectacular Indian Head while cruising up 75 Mile Beach. Visit the Champagne Pools and slip into this amazing natural jacuzzi, formed by the crashing waves. Trek across the Hammerstone Sandblow and take a dip in Lake Wabby.   Stay overnight at the K'gari Beach Resort and on the end of the second day, board the 5:00 PM ferry back to River Heads. The shuttle service will take you back to your accommodation from there.

Bundaberg: Family-Friendly Entry Ticket to Splitters Farm

Bundaberg: Family-Friendly Entry Ticket to Splitters Farm

Check-in at the main office on arrival. Your farm entry is a photographers dream & includes food for our animals. Get up-close-and personal with over 400 beautiful rescue animals of Splitters Farm as you wander at your own pace on a self-guided walk from paddock to paddock. This activity is kid friendly and bookings are essential. Please arrive 10min prior to your allocated session time to partake in one of the hourly safety briefings. It generally takes around 1 hour to walk around Splitters Farm and you are welcome to bring your own food and stay on afterwards in our gardens and surrounds. Day trippers also have access to BBQ facilities.

Bundaberg: Whale Watching Sightseeing Cruise with Lunch

Bundaberg: Whale Watching Sightseeing Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey as you travel along the famous 'humpback highway' in Bundaberg, nicknamed after its large numbers of passing whales. Board a modern boat with plenty of room to enjoy panoramic ocean views and gaze at the impressive mammals. Depart from Bundaberg Port Marina on a large boat sailing across the majestic Australian ocean. Enjoy a live commentary on board to learn interesting facts about the local whales and their behavior, as well as why the area was nicknamed the humpback highway. Navigate through this unique area and look for the imposing humpback whales as they play around and swim around you. Move between the upper decks and fore decks to find the best viewing spot for you and, since you're bound to get hungry, have a light lunch on board.

Bundaberg: Splitters Farm Private Guided Tour

Bundaberg: Splitters Farm Private Guided Tour

Check in at the main office on arrival to collect your guided tour wrist band/s. Be welcomed by your guide while tasting honey & macadamias straight from the farm. Our guide will tell you about the rich farming history of the Bundaberg Region and the background behind this family owned and operated cattle farm. Be guided from paddock to paddock for a behind-the-scenes look at the farm! Feed over 400 rescue animals while our guide gives you valuable insight into each animals background story and how they came to arrive at their forever home. Discover how a working farm operates, supply and demand challenges and the resilience of Australian Farmers and the agricultural industry. Learn how a sustainable farm can work in harmony with it's natural Australian Bushland and creek surrounds.

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What people are saying about Bundaberg

Overall rating

4.6
(45 reviews)

The boat ride to the island was rough and long. Among my family of 4, 2 couldn't hold it in, 1 was very close, and 1 fared okay. The staff were as helpful as they could be, handing out vomit bags and guiding people to get fresh air, etc. The ride back was much smoother. But other than that, EVERYTHING WAS SO GREAT! The Great Barrier Reef needs no explanation. The island tour was really informative and interesting. Snorkel equipments were high quality and well maintained. We saw sea turtles grooming in their "spa" spots on the glass boat tour. The staff were proactive, attentive, and warm throughout. Highly, highly recommend!

The lady running the tasting was great - she was really friendly, enthusiastic and informed. There are great history bits to read and it’s quite interactive. It was a short 30 min experience but really interesting, and coming away with 6 drinks each was well worth the money!

I didn't know what to expect doing this in winter time but this was probably the most spontaneous thing I've done! Highly recommend 😍

A brilliant experience. Snorkelling was the highlight. A must do trip in bundaberg.

We were kept informed all the way. Phil, our guide was easy to talk to.