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As Captain Jack Sparrow once said, Why is the rum gone?
It ended up in Bundaberg, as it turns out. This Queensland city has its very own rum distillery--not that you need to be wearing your wobbly boots to appreciate the natural beauty and thriving art scene in Bundaberg. Rum is just fun.
The city sits on the Burnett River, and the sea isn’t far. In fact, the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef is only 51 nautical miles from Bundaberg. When you’re not in snorkel fins, your toes will be on the pedal of your Bundaberg car rental as you zip down local highways.
When your eyes pop open at your Bundaberg accommodation, there’s only one thing on your mind. Spoiler alert: It’s not the rum! It’s the promise of swimming with turtles and floating above the most famous reef in the world.
Once your catamaran delivers you back to dry land, hop into a Bundaberg car hire and head right for the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Meander through the Japanese Garden or take a Sunday ride through the property on a steam train. Go 16km east to Mon Repos, where the beach is often filled with turtles digging holes for their eggs.
Or maybe…if you time it right, you might just show up when the baby turtles are hatching and skittering across the sand (squeeeee)!
Once you get your hands on one of the best Bundaberg car rentals, you’re in for day trips to remember. Head 18km south, and you’re on the edge of Burrum Coast National Forest. Have yourself a proper walkabout and write your name in the sand.
Have a long last name? Drive 105km north of Bundaberg to Rules Beach. There’s enough grainy real estate here to accommodate even the wordiest surnames!
Use Wotif to book Bundaberg holidays, and use the cash you save to upgrade your underwater camera. Your reef photos will be the talk of Instagram.