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Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore - The Home of Bundaberg Rum
The dark swirling wells of Molasses, the main raw ingredient in Bundaberg Rum
Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore
Map of Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore - The home of Bundaberg Rum
Avenue Street
Bundaberg
Queensland 4670 Australia

Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore - The home of Bundaberg Rum
Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area

07 4131 2999
bdcbondstore@bundabergrum.com
www.bdcbondstore.com.au/

Description

The Bundaberg Distilling Co. was born in 1888, when a band of ingenious Sugar Millers turned a horrendous Molasses surplus into fine Rum.

125 years later, more than 85,000 people visit the BDC Bondstore each year, and not a single one leaves disappointed. Some don't leave, they stick around and soak up the atmosphere of the Bundy Bar, sampling sweet rum at the source.

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There are two tour options:

BDC Story Self Guided Tour - Touch panels and interactive visual displays bring over 125 years of crafting rum to life. You can make this tour as long or as short as you want.

BDC Distillery Experience Guided Tour - Your tour guide will lead you to the swirling wells of molasses, mysterious processes of fermentation and distillation, around to the grand Barrelhouse where you walk through an historic oak vat the size of a small house, and then finally to the bottling plant.

Adult guests aged 18 years and over (LPA+) are also invited to two samples in the Bundy Tasting Bar at the conclusion of the tour.

You can visit the retail store even if you do not go on a tour.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Lockers
    Lockers
  • Parents Room
    Parents Room
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Activities

  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Retail Store: Monday - Friday 1000 to 1700
Weekends and Public Holidays - 1000 to 1600.
Public Holidays: The BDC Bondstore is closed on Good Friday, ANZAC day and Christmas day.

Other Information

Children:
Children are certainly welcome but there are no on-site children's activities outside of the tour. Samples in the Bundy Tasting Bar are available only to adults aged 18 years and over (LPA+).

Disabled:
The Visitor Centre and most of the tour route is accessible by wheelchair or walking frame. The use of motorised wheelchairs is more restricted due to the potential for ignition in highly flammable areas.

General Comments

The BDC Distillery Experience combines The BDC Story with a guided expedition deep into the heart of their working distillery. The tour starts in the molasses wells, and follows the rum through the fermentation and distillation process. Visitors can then see their huge historic oak vats where the rum is aged, and then it's onto the bottling hall where the final product is ready to be sold and enjoyed.

After the tour, relax in the Bundy Bar and sample some of the famous Bundaberg Rum delivered direct from the distillery, or head to the Bundaberg Rum retail store to purchase the perfect gift or memento. Many items are exclusive to the distillery such as the famous Bundaberg Rum Royal Liqueur, and here you can even create your own personalised bottle of Bundaberg Rum - a great souvenir of your trip to the Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore.

All visitors to the Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$25.00   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Distillery Experience - Guided Tour
Adult$15.00   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Story - Self Guided Tour
Child
(Aged 4-17)
$12.50   01 May - 30 Jun   BDC Distillery Experience. Child must be accompanied by an Adult 18+. Children under four years are free.
Child
(Aged 4-17)
$7.50   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Story - Child must be accompanied by an Adult 18+. Children under four years are free.
Concession$20.00   01 May - 30 Jun   BDC Distillery Experience - Senior
Concession$12.00   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Story - Senior
Family$62.50   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Distillery Experience - Guided Tour (two adults and up to three children).
Family$37.50   01 May - 30 Jun   The BDC Story - Self Guided Tour (two adults and up to three children).

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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