Bundaberg is all about water and water adventures, given the Coral Sea and the great expanse of the Great Barrier Reef at hand. There’s tons of exciting things for the adrenalin junkie to do - diving, coral swimming, snorkeling, sailing, boating and other extreme sports. Read on!
You can go freshwater fishing, big game fishing or inshore saltwater fishing depending on your angling skills. There are plenty of salmon and trout to delight the avid fishing enthusiast. Charter a boat and fish for one of those great Barramundi sharks Bundaberg is known for.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Head to the ski fields for some snowboarding and skiing fun from June and October. Enjoy the marvelous scenery as you go cross country skiing, downhill skiing and stunt and sports skiing.
The coastline stretches for thousands of miles, providing much opportunity for speed sailing, surfing, rafting, and jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing and much more.
Rough And Tumble 4WD Adventure
Test your 4WD skills on the rugged surface around Coongarra Rock and the Goodnight Scrub National Park. Try the sugar-fine white sands of the Norval Park, Woodgate and Burrum Point beaches. Explore the Burnett, Capricorn and Wide Bay regions on 4WD. Camp out in the wilderness after a day of rigorous navigation on some very rugged surfaces.
Caving in Coongarra Rock
Explore rocky outcrops, go caving, dive into deep rock pools and tour the Coongarra Rock and Falls area on a 4WD. The rock here is meant only for experienced bushwalkers and climbers to try.
Sign up for a scuba diving tour to various sections of the reef. Not to miss areas include Hoskyn Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Fitzroy Reef, Llewellyn Reef, Fairfax Island and Boult Reef. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef up close. Scuba diving here is an excellent way to try newer depths, because the waters of the reef are clear and you can see quite a distance down.
Go shore-diving in the Barolin Rocks site in the Woongarra Marine Park. Shore diving is challenging – you have to time it right during low tides. There are plenty of rocks along the coastline, and diving among them during high tide at night can be a dangerous challenge. The reward is, of course, seeing all those colorful corals up close, along with the chance to watch smaller reef fish, rays, pelagic nudibranchs, turtles, wobbegong sharks, moray eels and sea snakes.
The Cania George National Park is full of gorges and caves with aboriginal freehand art. There are easier ways to get there, but you can opt for the most challenging 5.6 kilometer track that goes through towering, ochre-colored sandstone cliffs. The amazing vegetation, wildlife and scenery will be your reward.
For the junkie, there’s also bungee jumping, white water rafting, canyoning, gliding, horse-riding, paragliding, hunting, mountaineering, jet-boating, skydiving, hot air ballooning and much more. Sign up with a good adventure tour operator to enjoy these and other high-octane activities.