Welcome to Bundaberg
Its name an amalgam of Aboriginal and Saxon nomenclature (the Bunda were a kinship group of the traditional owners of this land, the Taribelang; while 'berg' means 'town') Bundaberg is the largest centre on the Fraser Coast. It's known throughout Australia for its sugar-cane fields, eponymous dark rum, tongue-tingling ginger beer and fruit-farming backpackers. The town proper is an agricultural centre with some friendly pubs, good dining and a decent regional art gallery. However, in many people’s eyes, the beach hamlets around 'Bundy' are more attractive than the town itself. Some 25km to the north are the wide, flat beaches of Moore Park; to the east, families, retirees and nesting loggerhead turtles make themselves at home in the sands of Bargara and Mon Repos; while to the south the very popular Elliott Heads has a nice beach, rocky foreshore and good fishing.