6 things to do these school holidays in Bundaberg

Picnics, watching turtles hatch, snorkeling and beach time… there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained these school holidays in Bundaberg.


Visit five family-friendly beaches in one day – and make sure you grab a Mammino ice-cream on the way! WoodgateElliott HeadsBargaraMon Repos and Burnett Heads each have their own special charm (and playgrounds) to fill a day of sandcastle building, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and picnics. You’ll sleep well after this salt and sand-soaked day!


Head to Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo, just south of Childers, and snap a selfie holding a python and a baby saltwater crocodile this school holidays. There’s also meerkats, a snake house, vivarium housing dragons and frogs, and kangaroos and koalas. Open 9:30am-3pm every day except Wednesday. Adults $25. Children $15.


Head to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and Playground, home to 114 species of birds. Feed the ducks, have a picnic then check out Hinkler House, Cafe 1928 and the nearby Railway Museum – built in 1881!


Inside the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery a.k.a BRAG to the locals, is an interactive Kidz Corner. Complete with arts and crafts, it’s self-guided and the activities provide a fun yet educational way for all family members to learn about, and create art.


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This island paradise is just off the coast of Bundaberg and is accessible by boat. Lady Musgrave’s protected lagoon waters provide easy and safe snorkelling for children right off the beach.

Watch as manta rays glide through the water and swim alongside turtles. Keep your eyes open as you’ll see lots of colourful marine life. Psst! During turtle season (November to March) you might even be lucky to see turtles nesting and baby turtles hatching.

6. TURTLE TIME (summer school holidays only)

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Witness nesting and hatching turtles with Mon Repos Turtle Experience over the summer months. The nightly experience gives you the opportunity to see turtles nesting until January, then watch their newborns rush down the beach until March!

Psst! If you’re looking for more activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays, here’s 20 fun-filled things to do with kids in Bundaberg and North Burnett.

What does your family have planned for the school holidays?