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Bargara Beach


Bargara Beach is just 20 minutes from Bundaberg, with a balmy climate, two fantastic open surf beaches, safe swimming to cool off from the summer heat as well as a shoreline perfect for fishing.

You can even go diving and snorkelling, you’re likely to run into the friendly turtle shelled visitors who frequent the waters. You have unique access to the coral cay islands of Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot, with world class Dive Facilities to take advantage of the wonders under the waves.

Bargara is fast becoming one of Australia's favourite holiday destination for domestic and international visitors alike.

Bargara is also the ideal base of operations to launch an expedition to Mon Repos rookery to see baby turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean for the first time.

It’s not unusual for turtles to also nest on Barbara's own beaches.

For families, the kids will love the award winning ‘Turtle Tracks’ playground. There’s also brilliant Foreshore Boardwalks and the man made ‘Basin’ swimming area, a rock surrounded swimming area perfect for families, ask a local how it was made!


Keen golfers will love the chance to sink 18 holes in the centre of Bargara, while the Coral Cove Golf Club offers ocean side golf green with spectacular oceanfront views.

Anglers of all disciplines will love the diversity Bargara provides. You’ve got brilliant beach fishing, some of the best reef fishing in Australia offshore, the rivers nearby provide abundant opportunities as do the estuaries and freshwater streams. You can even go fly fishing, the choice is yours. From tinny to charter to esky fishing, Bargara is a fisherman’s delight.

Avid shoppers will love the range of eclectic boutique and souvenir shops.

After cooling off in the surf and maybe catching some waves, you’ll be welcomed into the burgeoning alfresco dining scene.

There’s a wide range of accommodation which can provide for all budgets, whether you want a affordable breezy apartment near the beach room or a luxury bungalow on the beach.


Image 1: By Eug - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Image 2: Bargara beach lagoon, surf watch tower and lagoon at moneys creek bargara, near bundaberg, CC BY 3.0