Bundaberg Eco Tours – Swim Beside Manta Rays, Turtles and Island Hop the Great Barrier Reef
Bundaberg is your closest gateway to visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Tours depart daily to the pristine coral cays of Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands with an array of nature experiences and breathtaking marine life encounters.
Mon Repos Conservation Park lies 14km outside of Bundaberg and the largest Loggerhead turtle nesting ground in the southern hemisphere.
Every year, from November to March, you can join National Park Rangers at Mon Repos Turtle Centre on a guided tour to watch nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) marine turtles.
Find the best experience with a selection of Bundaberg Eco tours below.
- Lady Elliot Island – Overnight on this ecotourism success story and ‘home of the manta ray’
- Lady Musgrave Island – Daily tours depart for pristine snorkel, dive and walk experience
- Turtle Express – Take a tour from Bundaberg to witness turtle nesting and hatching (November to March)
- Food Tours – Bundaberg is surrounded by fertile fields offering a bounty of fresh produce
- Distillery Tours – Bundaberg produces around 300,000 litres of rum each week!
- Mon Repos Turtle Encounters get booked out in holiday periods, book in advance!
- Humpback Whales frequent the coast and islands between July and October
- Lady Elliot Island can be visited from Hervey Bay, Brisbane and Gold Coast also.
How to get to Bundaberg
- Bundaberg Regional Airport (BDB): Virgin Australia and Qantas fly direct daily from Brisbane (1 hour)
- Self-driving: Brisbane is a 4 hour drive
- Train Services: Queensland Rail’s Tilt Train offers fast services from Brisbane
- Bus Services from Brisbane/Gold Coast: Greyhound and Premier Motors offer daily connections
- Bus Services from Sydney: Greyhound and Premier Motors offer daily connections