Things to do in Bundaberg Queensland

Things to do in Bundaberg Queensland Australia

Unique Things to do and see in Bundaberg, Queensland. Eat and drink at Bundaberg’s best restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs. The best accommodation/motel to stay at, close to Bundaberg’s CBD. Bundaberg is an iconic historical Queensland aviation town, with a lot to see and do from nature walks to exploring the great barrier reef and much much more. Bundaberg has all the charm of a historic Queensland town, as well as unique things to do that Australian traveller love to tick off their bucket/ to do list. Get inspiration with our ‘Things to do’ page for some great surprises from an awesome place to visit when travelling through or looking at where to holiday next around Queensland, Australia. Fantastic restaurants and cafes, alongside boutique distilleries and breweries. Breathtaking nature and adventure, Bundaberg is the place to stay to experience the southernmost part of the Great Barrier Reef.


Iconic Things to Do In Bundaberg Queensland

Classic and Modern Brews in Pubs and Breweries 

Looking for Unique Things to do in Bundaberg Queensland? Famous for our Bundaberg Rum Distillery and the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. There is so much on offer when it comes to brewing in Bundaberg. Boutique gin, wine and beer are also now part of the food and social scene in Bundaberg.

The convenience of staying at the Matilda Motel Bundaberg means that you can walk to the distilleries, enjoy their tours and partake in their brews.

Remember to always drink sensibly.

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel

 A must do take a tour and learn about the history of Australia’s favorite cool drinks, Bundaberg Ginger Beer..
Taste test classic and new flavors.

Open 7-days a week 

Ph: (07) 4154 5480

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Started in 1888, and now an part of the Australia’s history. Tour the distillery and experience Bundaberg history.
A brief 6-minute drive from the
Matilda Motel.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4131 2999

Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company

An international rising star, the Bundy family business that is taking on the world. Founded in 2017, Kalki Moon has craft gin, vodka and liqueur, with a rum on the way. Tour the gin distillery, just 7-minutes from the Matilda Motel.
Open 7-days a week 

Ph: (07) 4151 0396

Bert's Restaraunt and Bar

Honouring local aviation hero, Bert’s is named after Bert Hinkler. Only a 3-minute walk from the Matilda Motel, this Bar showcases all the locally brewed beverages, including great food and is part of Bundaberg’s nightlife.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4326 4000

Bargara Brewing Company

The closest brewing company to the Matilda Motel. A short 12-minute walk and you can enjoy the Brewhouse Restaurant, enjoying a meal, a beer and live entertainment.
Open Wed to Sat

Ph: (07) 4152 1675

Ohana Winery & Cheeky Tiki Cider

QLD’s first dedicated cider house is a 4-minute drive from the Matilda Motel and offers cidery tours, or just relax and taste our award-winning range of ciders, fruit wines and liqueurs.
Open Tues to Sun

Ph: 0404 331 280


Staying at the Matilda Motel, you can enjoy all the uniqueness of
Bundaberg just a short walk or drive away. 

– Ali, Matilda Motel

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History Buff’s Paradise

So much history to appreciate

Bundaberg has history at every corner. Enjoy a walk around town and see our historic buildings. The Zoo and Alexander Park are full of artifacts to enjoy. As well as exploring our brewing history at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, or taking a dive to see the Ex HMAS Tobruk. Discover more as you explore the Discover Bundy page.

Here are some more historic recommendations.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Bert Hinkler is a hero in Aviation whose roots are found in Bundaberg. Find out about his life and contribution to aviation in a museum completely dedicated to his life and accomplishments. Located at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, a very short 5-minute drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: 1300 883 699

Fairymead House Sugar History Museum

Taking you back to the 1800’s, you will be able to imagine  the life of pioneering sugar families in Bundaberg. Discover the close and significant contribution of the South Sea Islander community and what it takes to produce sugar. Found at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, just a 5-minute drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: 1300 883 699

Australian Sugar Cane Railway

Another piece of unique Australian history that is located at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.  You can ride the train and bookings are recommended. Enjoy this great piece of Bundaberg history a short 5-minute drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: 0428 387 288


Art Lovers


Bundaberg’s cultural heart

Discover the emerging arts scene of Bundaberg. Take a wonder through Bundaberg and enjoy Street Art, or visit our local galleries.

To stay at Clean cheap Accommodation in the heart of Bundaberg  call us today  (07) 41514714



Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Visit the local cinema and catch a relaxing movie on your time off. Or check the visiting and local shows being presented at the centre. Support performing arts, or one of the many visiting shows. Only a
2-minutes walk from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: (07) 4130 4100

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Art lovers, enjoy local, touring and national art exhibitions, visiting artists, workshops and artist talks. Tours are available and there is an in-house gift shop. Only a 6-minute walk from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: (07)4130 4750


Communing with Nature


Adventure or nature lovers, Bundaberg has it all for you.

Bundaberg is full of natural surprises. Starting with Australians own natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef.

Experience beaches, rivers, islands, botanic gardens, as whales and turtles, all from Bundaberg. 

Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

There are 7-ways to experience the turtles in Bundaberg. From swimming with them, to watching them hatch from their eggs, you can be in awe of the Loggerhead Turtles, synonymous with this region and things to do in Bundaberg. The turtle season is from November to March, and bookings are recommended. Only 15-minutes drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: (07) 4159 1652

Bundaberg Whale Watching

The whales pass through the waters of Bundaberg from July to November on their way to Hervey Bay. Tours are seasonal and depart from the Burnett Heads Marina, just a short 19-minute drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: 1800 399 942

Southern Great Barrier Reef

If you are from the South East of Queensland, you can drive to the Great Barrier Reef. Experience Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island, and the reef that surrounds them. Scuba diving, snorkeling and tours are all available. 

Ph: 1300 722 099

Ex HMAS Tobruk Diving Tours

A new and unique dive experience in Australia is off the coast of Bundaberg a unique wreck dive experience. Abundant marine life are already attaching to the metal surfaces and fish, turtles and other marine creatures have moved in to this new estate.

Ph: (07) 4159 1652

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

 With free entry, the Gardens boast 14 unique plant types that have attracted up to 114 bird species. With a cafe and playground, you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Only a 5-minute drive from the Matilda Motel.

Ph: 1300 883 699

Bundaberg Beaches

The Bundaberg region has a range of beach experiences for you to enjoy. 

Woodgate Beach – in Bundaberg
Kelly’s beach – Ideal for surfers
Bargara Beach – on the coast
Burrum Coast National Park – for 4×4 drive enthusiasts

Alexandar Zoo

Sharing the wonder of some of Australia’s most loved animals, and only a 4-minute walk from the
Matilda Motel. Open Wed to Sun.

Ph: 1300 883 699

Burnett River Walks

Enjoy the sunrise or sunset. A short walk from the Matilda Motel and wonderful way to start the day or to wind down after a busy day. 

Hiking in the National Parks

There are a range of National Parks and hiking opportunities around Bundaberg.
Burrum Coastal National Park
Cania Gorge National Park
Coalstoun Lakes National Park
Cordalba National Park
Auburn River National Park
Good Night Scrub National Park
Mount Walsh National Park
Contact Bundaberg Region for more information.

Ph: 1300 883 699.

Are you a foodie?

Where to Eat In Bundaberg

Perhaps you are partial to a great meal.  Bundaberg has a growing foodie scene, showcasing best local produce in our resturaunts and cafes.  Enjoy cafes, restaurants and bars that keep your tastebuds and senses tantalised.

Here are some of our “TO DO’s” and recommendations of Bundaberg’s best restaurants, cafes, pubs & clubs in order of proximity to the Matilda Motel to book our rooms call  (07) 41514714

We suggest checking directly with the venues for their opening hours and for bookings. With constantly changing restrictions they are constantly change opening hours.


Indulge Cafe

Delicious breakfast and brunch menu, based on the best seasonal produce. Options available for those with dietary requirements.
Walking distance from the Matilda Motel.
Open Mon to Sat

Ph: (07) 4154 2344

Sabrosa Steakhouse

Great steaks only a
3 minute walk away. If you are vegetarian, they have something for you too. Bookings are recommended.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4151 3666


Alowishus Delicious

An award winning cafe, only a few minutes walk from the Matilda Motel. Breakfast and lunch, sit down or takeaway. A great place to meet friends.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4154 2233

Spicy Tonight

Delicious authentic Indian and Thai Restaurant. Enjoy dining, takeaway and delivery.  Just few minutes walk from the Matilda Motel.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: 0427 744 294

Ensoku Japanese

Authentic Japanese and Korean restaurant.  Dine in, takeaway and now delivering too. A few minutes up the road from the Matilda Motel.
Open Tues to Sun

Ph: (07) 4152 7567


Pappar'Delles Italian Restaurant

Authentic Italian and only an 8 minute walk from the Matilda Motel. Pizza, pasta and steak is their speciality.
Open for dinner
7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4151 6029

Bundy Services Club

Enjoy a great counter meal and a cold beverage, and just an
8 minute walk from the Matilda Motel. 
Lunch & Dinner served
7- days a week.

Ph: (07) 4304 8510

Oodies Cafe

A customisable menu with something for everyone! Gluten free, vegan, raw, vegetarian, carnivore; they have a wide variety of yummy options. A short drive over the river.
Open 7-days a week

Ph: (07) 4153 5340

River Cruz Cafe

Only a 12 minute stroll from the Matilda Motel, along the Burnett River. Enjoy breakfast or lunch overlooking the river.
Open 7-days a week 

Ph: (07) 4326 4900


Grunske's by the River

Seafood market and takeaway, including dining-in with a delicious fresh seafood based menu. Overlooking the Burnett River it is worth the trip across the river, and is only a short
4 minute drive.
Open 7-days a week. 

Ph: (07) 4152 2722

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