With only a torch to light the way, follow the guide as you quietly pick your way through the dark sand dunes. As you get into position, you can see one of the ancient turtles on her nest—her giant body covering the sand over her eggs before she returns to the sea.
The next day you may see her again as you dive the Southern Great Barrier Reef . The colourful coral outcrops off Lady Elliot Island are some of the best dive sites on the reef and are home to turtles, manta rays and other unique marine life.
You can also see Bundaberg from the water by sailing or chartering a boat up the Burnett River. Take your fishing gear and drop a line at Elliot or the Kolan or Burrum Rivers, or if you prefer firm land under your feet, grab your hiking shoes and trek one of the National Parks.