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Bundaberg

5 Family Friendly Beaches In One Day
10 Hours  / 103 Kilometres

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Description

Bundaberg offers some of the most pristine beaches to be found on Queensland's coastline. There is something for every member of the family - swimming and playground for the kids, fishing for Dad and beautiful scenery to relax in for Mum. Take a day to enjoy the stunning coastline the region offers.


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Journey Routes


  • Woodgate Beach to Elliott Heads

    Starting off at the quiet beachside village of Woodgate, the family will enjoy the unspoilt coastline. You may even get to see a kangaroo or two hopping along the side of the road. Be sure to drive slowly. Then head north to Elliott Heads, make sure you take your mask and snorkel as you might see some coral or other marine life.
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  • Elliott Heads to Bargara

    After enjoying Elliott Heads make your way to Bargara. Bargara is the most well-known of Bundaberg's beachside suburbs. You will find plenty of take-away options, cafes, restaurants as well as playgrounds and safe areas to swim.
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  • Bargara to Mon Repos

    Situated only six kilometres from Bargara, Mon Repos is the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific. Mon Repos features also include Woongarra rainforest scrub remnants, mangroves, 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.
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  • Mon Repos to Burnett Heads

    After enjoying the serenity at Mon Repos it is on to the last stop of the day - Burnett Heads!
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Journey Details

Duration10 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance103 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelCar
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - 2

Facilities

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Crabbing
    Crabbing
  • Cycle
    Cycle
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Meditating
    Meditating
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking


Other Information


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5 Family Friendly Beaches In One Day Full Itinerary


Woodgate Beach to Elliott Heads

Starting off at the quiet beachside village of Woodgate, the family will enjoy the unspoilt coastline. You may even get to see a kangaroo or two hopping along the side of the road. Be sure to drive slowly. Then head north to Elliott Heads, make sure you take your mask and snorkel as you might see some coral or other marine life.



Photos

Woodgate Picnic Area
Woodgate Picnic Area
Strolling on Woodgate Beach
Strolling on Woodgate Beach
Fishing at Elliott Heads
Fishing at Elliott Heads


Route Details

Duration:
56 Mins
Distance:
69 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Elliott Heads
- Bargara Beach
- Mon Repos Beach
- Burnett Heads
- Woodgate Beach

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Cycle
    Cycle
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Reef
    Reef


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
You will find playgrounds at each of the beaches. All the beaches have a sheltered area for smaller kids to swim.

Disabled:
Each beach offers disabled parking. There may be some assistance required to access the beach.



Elliott Heads to Bargara

After enjoying Elliott Heads make your way to Bargara. Bargara is the most well-known of Bundaberg's beachside suburbs. You will find plenty of take-away options, cafes, restaurants as well as playgrounds and safe areas to swim.



Photos

Elliott Heads
Elliott Heads
Bargara Beach
Bargara Beach
Bargara Beach Boardwalk
Bargara Beach Boardwalk
Turtle Park at Bargara Beach
Turtle Park at Bargara Beach


Route Details

Duration:
25 Mins
Distance:
14 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
Access for visitors with a disability is available.



Bargara to Mon Repos

Situated only six kilometres from Bargara, Mon Repos is the largest turtle rookery in the South Pacific. Mon Repos features also include Woongarra rainforest scrub remnants, mangroves, 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.



Photos

Family time at Bargara
Family time at Bargara
Mon Repos at sunset
Mon Repos at sunset
Boardwalk leading to Mon Repos beach
Boardwalk leading to Mon Repos beach
Turtle enjoying the sunrise at Mon Repos
Turtle enjoying the sunrise at Mon Repos


Route Details

Duration:
10 Mins
Distance:
6 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Mon Repos Conservation Park

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Cycle
    Cycle
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.



Mon Repos to Burnett Heads

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After enjoying the serenity at Mon Repos it is on to the last stop of the day - Burnett Heads!



Photos

Mon Repos at sunset
Mon Repos at sunset
Fishing at Oaks Beach, Burnett Heads
Fishing at Oaks Beach, Burnett Heads
South Head Parklands at Burnett Heads
South Head Parklands at Burnett Heads
Mon Repos Beach
Mon Repos Beach


Route Details

Duration:
8 Mins
Distance:
5 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- South Head Parklands

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Cycle
    Cycle
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
There is boardwalk access to Mon Repos beach however there is no further wheelchair access once you get to the beach. Burnett Heads offers wheelchair access.



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Driving Directions

1 - Woodgate Beach to Elliott Heads
Start from:2 Theodolite Creek Road, Woodgate QLD 4660, Australia
End at:80 The Esplanade, Elliott Heads QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:69.3 km
Duration:56 mins
Directions:
  1. Head southeast on Esplanade toward Woodgate Rd
  2. Take the 1st right onto Woodgate Rd
  3. Turn right onto Goodwood Rd
  4. Turn right onto Bundaberg Ring Rd
  5. Turn right onto Elliott Heads Rd
  6. Turn left onto Breusch Rd
  7. Take the 1st right onto Welch St
  8. Turn left onto Wondrock St
2 - Elliott Heads to Bargara
Start from:80 The Esplanade, Elliott Heads QLD 4670, Australia
End at:59 Esplanade, Bargara QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:14.1 km
Duration:25 mins
Directions:
  1. Head north on The Esplanade toward Brieschke St
  2. Take the 1st left onto Brieschke St
  3. Continue onto Breusch Rd
  4. Turn right onto Elliott Heads Rd
  5. Turn right onto Atkinsons Rd
  6. Take the 1st left onto Back Windermere Rd
  7. Turn right to stay on Back Windermere Rd
  8. Continue onto Windermere Rd
  9. Turn right onto Seaview Rd
  10. Take the 2nd right onto Wessells Rd
  11. Continue onto Causeway Dr
  12. Turn left onto The Causeway
  13. The Causeway turns slightly left and becomes Miller St
  14. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Esplanade
3 - Bargara to Mon Repos
Start from:59 Esplanade, Bargara QLD 4670, Australia
End at:113 Mon Repos Road, Mon Repos QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:6.7 km
Duration:10 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on Esplanade
  2. Continue straight onto Whalley St
  3. Turn left onto Holland St
  4. Take the 1st right onto Bauer St
  5. Continue onto Bundaberg-Bargara Rd
  6. Turn right onto Potters Rd
  7. Turn right onto Grange Rd
  8. Grange Rd turns slightly right and becomes Mon Repos Rd
4 - Mon Repos to Burnett Heads
Start from:113 Mon Repos Road, Mon Repos QLD 4670, Australia
End at:141 Sea Esplanade, Burnett Heads QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:5.6 km
Duration:8 mins
Directions:
  1. Head southwest on Mon Repos Rd toward Grange Rd
  2. Slight left onto Grange Rd
  3. Take the 1st right onto Mittelheusers Rd
  4. Slight right onto Burnett Heads Rd
  5. Take the 2nd right onto Rickerts Rd
  6. Turn right onto Sea Esplanade




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