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ABOUT THIS REGION The city of Bundaberg is the regional hub for air, rail and road access that services the coastal and hinterland areas. It is a charming region of pristine beaches and coral islands. An easy four-hour drive north of Brisbane, it is a place where you can slow down, relax and enjoy life. Bundaberg is a popular city for backpackers with working visas as there is plenty of seasonal fruit picking work. Bundaberg is the heart of Queensland’s sugar country. The region is rich in sugar and horticultural production and is home to the famous Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer as well as a number of hinterland wineries and farm-gate sales of fresh produce. To the west lie national parks including spectacular Cania Gorge, Auburn River and Goodnight Scrub and inland recreational dams including Lake Monduran, Lake Paradise and Lake Gregory. Tourism is an important industry in Queensland, and Bundaberg is known as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The city lies near the southern end of the reef in proximity to Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands. The nearby town of Bargara is an increasingly popular holiday and retirement destination. The region boasts an unspoiled 140km of sandy coastline, several national parks and coral cays, all awaiting your discovery. Migrating humpback whales also come close to shore during the season - August to November - and expeditions are a must. The Mon Repos turtle rookery is located on the coast just east of Bundaberg. The northern bank of the Burnett River between the Don Tallon and Burnett bridges is home to a colony of flying foxes. Nearby beaches are popular with both locals and tourists. Moore Park, to the city's north, has 20 km of golden sandy beach. Beaches on the southern side of the Burnett River are (from north to south) the Oaks Beach, Mon Repos, Nielsen Park, Bargara Beach, Kellys Beach, Innes Park and Elliott Heads. Cania Gorge National Park, Deepwater National Park, Eurimbula National Park and Kinkuna National Park, located in the Bundaberg region are popular with campers and bush-lovers. Tours of the Bundaberg Rum distillery and attractions at Bundaberg's Botanic Gardens, such as the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge Australian Sugar Cane Railway, are also popular with tourists. The Mystery Craters, 35 un-explained water-filled holes in the ground, discovered in 1971 at South Kolan, are also a tourist attraction. INDUSTRY RESOURCES Regional Tourism Website : Bundaberg North Burnett Regional Tourism Website : Queensland Tourism Research and Statistics : Tourism and Events Queensland Local Councils : QLD Councils CREDITS Information Source : Wikipedia Information Source : Queensland Tourism Image Credit : Diving, Bundaberg : Tourism and Events Queensland : 2011 Ben Southall Regional Map : Copyright 2014 GoPanda Communications GoPanda

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