Bargara Beach Caravan Park is located across the road from the patrolled beach, and playgrounds at Neilsen Park, on the northern side of town.
The park was quiet and friendly. Even though there was a major surf lifesaving carnival on that weekend, there was still ample spaces, plenty of shade, and on our wanders each night we realised it was a large park. It had a dump point, was dog friendly, the amenities and playground were close by.
There wasn’t a pool, but we cooled off at the beach instead! And when we weren’t checking out the coastline, it was time out reading in the shade.
There is a kiosk onsite, the tennis courts adjacent to the caravan park kept the kids occupied, you could book for a small fee. They also had fun on the peddle bikes for hire.
We walked to the centre of town, along the esplanade (it’s about half an hour). We were so impressed with the effort the Bundaberg Council and local community placed on the parks – there were loads of recreational stops along the way – like basketball, skateboard ramp, the old skating rink – even soccer nets.
From Bargara Beach, you can explore the Coral Coast at the Southern Barrier Reef. There’s beaches and inlets to explore all along the coastline. Once again, facilities were excellent in each stop. We played for ages at Kelly’s Beach (also patrolled), most of the time in the creek and lagoon only metres from the beach.
Bargara Beach is 15 minutes from Bundaberg, or just over 4 hours north of Brisbane in Queensland. The town is best known for the nearby Mon Repos Turtle Centre, where you see turtles nesting and hatching, open November to March, it is also a great base for:
- Tour Bundaberg Rum Distillery
- Bundaberg Brewed Drinks (and tastings!)
- Hinkler Hall of Aviation
- Lady Elliot Island
- Taste local produce and visit Markets, and local farms
- Bundaberg Railway Museum
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