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Brilliant Bargara


Bargara is a popular seaside town just a 13 kilometre drive through lush sugar cane fields east of Bundaberg. It is a comfortable four hour drive north of Brisbane and about three hours south of Rockhampton.


Bargara is a small town with a lot to offer those wanting a break from the bustle of the city or crowded resorts. It has a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere but has enough activities to keep the whole family entertained. With holiday accommodation to suit every budget from family apartments to luxury holiday villas, it makes for a great break in the long trip north or an ideal holiday destination in itself.


Things to Do in Bargara


Bargara is a fisherman’s paradise with reef, offshore, beach, river, freshwater, estuary and fly fishing available. Bring your own gear or hire a charter service. There are two surfing beaches and two safe swimming havens, surfing lessons are available and the area is well serviced with sports clubs, skate parks, children’s playgrounds as well as bowling and golf clubs.


The Bargara Streetscape project embraces the coastline with attractive public areas of decks, walkways and cycle tracks, picnic areas and the award-winning “Turtle Tracks” playground, imagine at the end of the day throwing your fresh day’s catch on the BBQ and enjoying the sunset with perfect ocean views.


Scuba diving is also a popular activity as the Coral Cove just to the south is one of the few places where the reef meets the shore. It is used by local diving schools as part of their dive courses and is popular with local snorkelers and divers who would like this area to remain a secret. An artificial reef in the Woongarra Marine Park ensures great diving and fishing all year round.


For those that like land sports, there are two 18-hole golf courses, one at Bargara and one at Coral Cove International Resort.


The coastline and headlands around Bargara provide ideal viewing spots for watching the annual humpback whale migration from July-October. If you want to get up close and personal, there are tours from the nearby Hervey Bay.


Be amazed and experience nesting turtles (Nov-Jan) or emerging hatchlings (Jan-March) at Mon Repos turtle rookery, hosting the most significant loggerhead nesting population in the South Pacific Ocean.


Shopping and Services


Although small, Bargara hosts a number of boutique dress and gift shops as well souvenir shops, pharmacies etc. There is a supermarket which is great for those renting self-catering holiday accommodation as well as a number of cafes, restaurants and hotels. The most popular eateries are based on the water-front where most have al-fresco dining and a range of local seafood and fresh produce featuring in the menu. Along the Esplanade and Promenade are some nice gourmet restaurants and the hotel, and some modern holiday apartments with all amenities and conveniences.


For larger chain-store shopping and the nearest hospital, Bundaberg is just a ten minute drive away. Don’t miss the Shalom Markets held in the city every Sunday.


Bundaberg


Bundaberg is the hub of the region and is well worth a visit. The city has many attractions but is probably most well-known and loved by Queenslanders as the home of the world-famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery. The city also has an Arts Centre, Tropical Winery, Railway Museum, Astronomical Society’s Observatory and Movie Theatres.


Day Trips


A holiday in Bargara is an ideal base to explore the nearby coastline and hinterland. Take a short drive to Elliot Heads, Coral Cove, relaxing Innes Park then through the fields of sugar cane to Burnett Heads at the mouth of the Burnett River. Enjoy lunch or a coffee at the marina overlooking the yachting fleet.


Getting There


Plane – There are regular flights from Brisbane having you enjoying the Coral Coast in about an hour.

Ocean – Easy access to the deep water of the Burnett River and first class services and marinas make this area a boaties paradise. The Port of Bundaberg is a perfect stopping point on a passage along the Queensland Coast.

Road – 4 hours north from Brisbane, 3 hours north from Sunshine coast and 3 hours south of Rockhampton.

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Awesome

5 of 5
Wow factor. Really wish I didn’t have to leave a night early was so enjoying sitting upstairs with the doors open and staring outside at the water. Spacious house lots of games provided for kids to play. I hope we put them back properly.Everything comfy and tidy. Wishing to come back soon.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 04, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016

Great for families

5 of 5
As a group of four adults and six children I was worried that we'd be on top of each other, but the house has a very generous living room with plenty of comfy couches, a large kitchen area and decent-sized front deck. The spaces under the carport and on the front lawn are great for watching the sunset. We saw a kangaroo one afternoon, much to the children's delight and there's plenty of birdlife around the lake. The location is great. Walking distance to the beach and boat ramp, as well as the local hotel and bottle shop. The house is nicely decorated and felt homely. Huge shower and bath great for washing our tribe. The only negative is the lack of fan in the children's room, though we were able to move the pedestal fan from the living area into the kids' room. Otherwise, a very positive experience and Belinda was great to deal with.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 02, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017