Explore Bundaberg’s Spectacular Botanic Gardens

Bundaberg’s beautiful sub-tropical Botanic Gardens offer a peaceful, scenic, and educational escape from the outside world where you can get away for a few hours, or even a whole day if you wish.

Located on Mt Perry Rd in North Bundaberg, the gardens are one of the first places you’ll come to on the outskirts of Bundaberg on your way from Moore Park Beach. 

 

Important Things to Know

  • Some of the attractions are operated by volunteers from various community groups, so they are not staffed full-time.
  • Entry to the Botanic Gardens is free, however some attractions within the gardens have their own entry fee.

 

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens Overview

The gardens are spread over 27 hectares and feature over 10,000 species of trees and shrubs. The magnificent lake attracts over 100 species of birds.

A series of paths and boardwalks allow you to explore the Botanic Gardens comfortably on foot and they are also wheelchair friendly.

The gardens are open from 5.30am to 6.45pm from September to April and 6am to 6pm May to August.

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Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Located near the main entry to the Botanic Gardens, Hinkler Hall of Aviation is an interactive journey into the experiences and adventures of Bundaberg’s own aviation pioneer, Bert Hinkler.

The museum features various interpretive exhibits, replica aircraft, a flight simulator, the Globe Theatre, and the meticulously restored Hinkler House.

Opening times: 9am to 3pm daily (subject to change on public holidays)

Entry: Adults $18, Children (4-17) $10, under 4 FREE. Concessions and family discounts also available.

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Fairymead House

This grand homestead was originally built in 1890 and was moved to its current location in the Botanic Gardens when it was given to the city as a bicentennial gift from the Bundaberg Sugar Company.

Inside, you can explore the history of the local sugar industry through memorabilia from its earliest days.

Take a self-guided tour Sunday to Friday 10.30am to 12 noon

Tickets can be purchased at Hinkler Hall of Aviation or at the door.  Adults $7, Children (4-17) $3, under 4 FREE. Concessions and family discounts also available.

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Japanese & Chinese Gardens

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of these oriental themed areas that feature beautifully manicured gardens, waterfalls, and ornaments.

Take a leisurely walk along the paths or simply sit and enjoy the way these spaces come together in harmony.

 

Australian Sugarcane Railway

Kids of all ages, and the young at heart, love going on this scenic journey around the gardens on board a train powered by a perfectly restored steam locomotive.

The railway is operated by the dedicated volunteers from the Bundaberg Steam Tramway Preservation Society. It operates most Sundays and public holidays, and several days a week during school holidays.

Check upcoming operating times on the society’s Facebook page

Rides: Adults $4, School aged children $1 (under 5’s free), Family $10 (2 adults and 2 or more school age children)

 

Bundaberg & District Historical Museum

Lose yourself in days-gone-by in this comprehensive collection of historical items featuring household items, gadgets, machinery, photographs, documents, and more.

Open 10am to 4pm daily.

Entry: Adults $5.50, Seniors $4.50. Children $2.50. Family and group discounts available.

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Café 1928

When it’s time for a great coffee or some lunch, Café 1928 is the perfect place to recharge and treat yourself while enjoying the beautiful setting.

Open 9am to 4pm daily.

 

It’s Not Far To Get Home…

When you are finished exploring the Botanic Gardens, simply turn left on Mt Perry Rd and you will come to the Moore Park Beach turn off in less than a minute. Another ten minutes or so, and you will back at the Moore Park Beach Motel where you can relax and unwind.