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Spirit of Bundaberg
1 Day  / 6 Kilometres

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Learn all about the industries which helped Bundaberg become the regional centre it is today. Discover Bundaberg Rum known as "Australia's own spirit", Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Fairymead Sugar museum and then cruise along the Burnett River onboard the majestic "Bundy Belle" to get the true picture on Bundaberg farming practices.


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  • Fairymead House Sugar Museum

    Fairymead house, built in 1890 to an Indian bungalow plan, was originally the home of the Young family, owners of Fairymead Sugar Mill and Plantation. During 1984, Bundaberg Sugar Company donated the home to the City of Bundaberg as an Australian Bicentennial gift. Relocated to Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the homestead is now a sugar industry museum, housing photographs and memorabilia exploring the development of the sugar industry, technology and the history of milling over two levels. Fairymead House is available for hire as a wedding/function/conference venue. If you are looking for a venue with a difference Fairymead House is the ideal location for you. The majestic homestead offers an exclusive function venue for a maximum of 60 guests. Set amongst the lush tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. Fairymead House is a fantastic venue for your special wedding photographs.
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  • Bundaberg Rum Distillery

    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. 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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  • Bundy Belle - Burnett River Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing two and a half hour river cruise on the beautiful Burnett River aboard the fully restored classic river ferry, the gorgeous Bundy Belle. Tours depart from Grunske's By the River pontoon and include full commentary of the river's colourful history. See the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Bulk Sugar Terminal, the ocean going yachts moored at the Bundaberg Marina and the trawlers unloading at the seafood processing plants. Enjoy the tranquillity of the river's lower reaches - sit back in comfort in the roomy cabin or upstairs on the deck with your complimentary tea or coffee. Cold drinks available to purchase on board or welcome to bring your own. Bundy Belle departs from Grunske's By The River Seafood Market and Restaurant where you can indulge in local seafood delights and many other scrumptious meals. Please check out their web site or call them for scheduled cruise times, prices and upcoming events.
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  • The Bundaberg Barrel

    Next time you're in the Bundaberg area, add a little interest to your trip with a visit to The Bundaberg Barrel. From the unique spilled ginger beer flooring to bubbles in the entrance door of the tour, the barrel showcases Bundaberg Brewed Drink's most famous product - Bundaberg Ginger Beer. The interactive tour tells visitors of its origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging through a unique range of activities and touch screens. Doug and Vince's "Promised Land" holographic three dimensional adventure is not to be missed as is the free sampling of products. Bundaberg Brewed Drinks makes a range of beverages and visitors to the Barrel are often surprised at the number of deliciously different flavours. Visitors may also browse the selection of interesting and unusual gifts and souvenirs in the Barrel's gift shop or purchase six of the best from the Barrel's six pack dispenser. Car enthusiasts will enjoy "Old Cliffy", a fully restored 1929 Chevrolet Truck, housed in a garage outside the Barrel. The Barrel offers an entertaining experience for all age groups. You'll find them on Bargara Road, just out of town - look for the Giant Barrel - you can't miss it!
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Journey Details

Duration1 Day Itinerary TypeLand
Distance6 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelCar
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - 2

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Meditating
    Meditating
  • Train Ride
    Train Ride
  • Wine Tasting
    Wine Tasting


Other Information

Children:
Yes. Please see operator for more information

Disabled:
Please see operator for more information


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

Spirit of Bundaberg Full Itinerary


Fairymead House Sugar Museum

Fairymead house, built in 1890 to an Indian bungalow plan, was originally the home of the Young family, owners of Fairymead Sugar Mill and Plantation. During 1984, Bundaberg Sugar Company donated the home to the City of Bundaberg as an Australian Bicentennial gift. Relocated to Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the homestead is now a sugar industry museum, housing photographs and memorabilia exploring the development of the sugar industry, technology and the history of milling over two levels.

Fairymead House is available for hire as a wedding/function/conference venue. If you are looking for a venue with a difference Fairymead House is the ideal location for you. The majestic homestead offers an exclusive function venue for a maximum of 60 guests. Set amongst the lush tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. Fairymead House is a fantastic venue for your special wedding photographs.



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Fairymead House
Fairymead House


Route Details

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

Experiences
  • Educational Tourism
    Educational Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Industry/Mining/Agriculture
    Industry/Mining/Agriculture
  • Science and Technology
    Science and Technology


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
Please see operator for more information

Disabled:
Please see operator for more information



Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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.

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.



Photos

Bundaberg Rum Bondstore
Bundaberg Rum Bondstore
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Rum Distillery


Route Details

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

Experiences
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Science and Technology
    Science and Technology


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Children:
Please see operator for more information

Disabled:
Please see operator for more information



Bundy Belle - Burnett River Cruising

Enjoy a relaxing two and a half hour river cruise on the beautiful Burnett River aboard the fully restored classic river ferry, the gorgeous Bundy Belle. Tours depart from Grunske's By the River pontoon and include full commentary of the river's colourful history.

See the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Bulk Sugar Terminal, the ocean going yachts moored at the Bundaberg Marina and the trawlers unloading at the seafood processing plants. Enjoy the tranquillity of the river's lower reaches - sit back in comfort in the roomy cabin or upstairs on the deck with your complimentary tea or coffee. Cold drinks available to purchase on board or welcome to bring your own.

Bundy Belle departs from Grunske's By The River Seafood Market and Restaurant where you can indulge in local seafood delights and many other scrumptious meals.

Please check out their web site or call them for scheduled cruise times, prices and upcoming events.



Photos

Aerial shot of Burnett River, Bundaberg
Aerial shot of Burnett River, Bundaberg
Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook


Route Details

Duration:
2 Mins
Distance:
849 Metres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Marine
    Marine


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Disabled:
Unfortunately the "Bundy Belle" is not wheelchair accessible.



The Bundaberg Barrel

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Next time you're in the Bundaberg area, add a little interest to your trip with a visit to The Bundaberg Barrel. From the unique spilled ginger beer flooring to bubbles in the entrance door of the tour, the barrel showcases Bundaberg Brewed Drink's most famous product - Bundaberg Ginger Beer. The interactive tour tells visitors of its origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging through a unique range of activities and touch screens. Doug and Vince's "Promised Land" holographic three dimensional adventure is not to be missed as is the free sampling of products.

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks makes a range of beverages and visitors to the Barrel are often surprised at the number of deliciously different flavours. Visitors may also browse the selection of interesting and unusual gifts and souvenirs in the Barrel's gift shop or purchase six of the best from the Barrel's six pack dispenser.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy "Old Cliffy", a fully restored 1929 Chevrolet Truck, housed in a garage outside the Barrel. The Barrel offers an entertaining experience for all age groups. You'll find them on Bargara Road, just out of town - look for the Giant Barrel - you can't miss it!



Photos

The Bundaberg Barrel
The Bundaberg Barrel
The Bundaberg Barrel - Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
The Bundaberg Barrel - Bundaberg Brewed Drinks


Route Details

Duration:
4 Mins
Distance:
2 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Educational Tourism
    Educational Tourism
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Industry/Mining/Agriculture
    Industry/Mining/Agriculture


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2


Other Information

Disabled:
Please see operator for more information



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Driving Directions

1 - Fairymead House Sugar Museum
Start from:1 Park View Terrace, Bundaberg North QLD 4670, Australia
End at:1 Park View Terrace, Bundaberg North QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:1 m
Duration:1 min
Directions:
  1. Head north
2 - Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Start from:1 Park View Terrace, Bundaberg North QLD 4670, Australia
End at:11E Petersen Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:5.2 km
Duration:9 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northeast toward Friendship Grove
  2. Turn left onto Thornhill St
  3. Turn right onto Hinkler Ave
  4. Turn left onto Bourbong St/Isis Hwy
  5. Turn left onto Maryborough St
  6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Quay St
  7. Quay St turns slightly right and becomes Toonburra St
  8. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bourbong St East
  9. Turn left onto Scotland St
  10. Turn right onto Petersen St
    Destination will be on the left
3 - Bundy Belle - Burnett River Cruising
Start from:11E Petersen Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670, Australia
End at:44-48 Princess Street, Bundaberg East QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:0.8 km
Duration:2 mins
Directions:
  1. Head southwest on Petersen St toward Scotland St
  2. Turn left onto Scotland St
  3. Take the 3rd left onto Princess St
    Destination will be on the left
4 - The Bundaberg Barrel
Start from:44-48 Princess Street, Bundaberg East QLD 4670, Australia
End at:151 Bargara Road, Kalkie QLD 4670, Australia
Distance:1.8 km
Duration:2 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northeast on Princess St toward Cross St
  2. Continue onto Bargara Rd




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