The 9 Best Things to Do in Bargara, Australia

January 29, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best top things to do in Bargara, Australia including Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School, Turtle Park, Amandine Lavender, Turtle Encounters, The Basin, Barolin Rocks, Bargara Beach Caravan Park, Enviroreefs paddle and Surf School, Segue Bundy.
Restaurants in Bargara

1. Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School

43 Tanner St, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
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5 based on 66 reviews

Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School

We help make the most of your Surfing or stand up paddle boarding experience in the warm waters of Queensland, Australia. We are a locally owned and operated surf school that offers structured lessons for every skill level from novice, to even the most experienced surfer or paddle boarder looking to improve their skills. We provide all equipment including boards,legropes, paddles, rash shirts and wetsuits for the cooler months. The Bundaberg and Bargara regions is the perfect place to learn to surf during your holiday in Queensland, Australia, being north enough to have warm weather all year round, but without the fear of stingers or crocodiles that found in more northern locations.

Reviewed By Michelle C - Rockhampton

So it was just a spur of the moment thought- why not get back on the paddle board. The morning was perfect a reminder about the best way to paddle the board
With lots of cool tips delivered well by Keith
So what I didn't expect was taking to the surf and riding waves into the beach on the board
Not fit not young but took Keith and Darens
Surf tips on and rode in on the waves
Did this a couple of times took make sure it wasn't a fluke
Thanks guys

2. Turtle Park

The Esplanade, Bargara, Queensland, Australia
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Turtle Park

Reviewed By ChristineH4132 - Brisbane, Australia

With 5 young children in our group, we needed somewhere for them to run wild & let off some steam. There was Seating close by for Nanna to sit and watch her darlings while their parents did the hard work. Not a lot of things to do but enough to hold their attention for a while.

3. Amandine Lavender

288 Seaview Rd, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia +61 7 4154 7314
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Amandine Lavender

Reviewed By maryanddave2015 - Kwinana, Australia

Back in Bundaberg again and my wife insisted on coming to this attraction, she loves it. I walked around the shop with her for a while, then went out to the car and waited for her.
I am not a fan but my wife just loves it, so it has to be rated excellent.

4. Turtle Encounters

Mon Repos Regional Park, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia +61 7 4153 8888
Excellent
84%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Turtle Encounters

Reviewed By Wi-Hean T - Brisbane, Australia

It's amazing to be able to get soooo close to a turtle. We booked a few months beforehand and were placed into Group 2 (I'm guessing that the earlier you book, the more chances that you will be placed in Group 1 onwards or I think if you booked through the tour companies, they will also place you in Group 2 but the cost was a lot more).
Each group had approximately 30 people. We went down to the beach at approximately 8pm and although we had to walk with barely any light other than the moonlight, it was a surreal experience. We managed to get within a feet of the turtle once she started digging. After the turtle had laid the eggs and buried it, you get to walk behind the turtle to send her off back to the water.
Our turtle had laid her eggs too close to the beach so we had the chance to hold 2 eggs each to relocate them to higher grounds. The park ranger that led us was really knowledgeable and would spend time explaining everything. There was also plenty of time for questions which the park ranger gladly responded to.
When we came back up at around 10pm, the last group was still waiting for their turn so definitely book early or be prepared to wait around.
Further advice:
- there's a food truck near the line where you line up to get in
- bring your camera/video camera as the park ranger will allow you to take photos and videos (not all the time but the park ranger will let you know when you can)
Please note that this tour is definitely not for anyone that can't walk by themselves unassisted as you do need to walk in darkness on a sandy beach.

5. The Basin

Esplanade, Bargara, Queensland, Australia
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

The Basin

The Basin is a safe and secure swimming zone located at the Northern end of Kelly's Beach by Christensen Park. Its a family friendly sheltered swimming area which was built out of local volcanic rock by Kanaka labour many years ago. Its easy to find fish in the basin as well after higher tide.

Reviewed By Christine S - Bargara, Australia

The Basin has been done up with picnic tables, BBQ & toilets all overlooking the sea. Take your own cook, play catch with the children. Sit & read a book or walk up to the Golf club & have a meal.
The basin itself is a park but near by is the Golf Club plus a 15 minute walk would take you to coffee house, ice creams & cafes

6. Barolin Rocks

Barolin Esplanade | Woongarra Marine Park, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Barolin Rocks

Reviewed By haplocenta - Brisbane, Australia

Went with friends a couple of times as it was the only snorkeling spot I could find while we were staying in the area. On first sight my heart sank; I was trying to teach snorkeling to an inexperienced person and those rocks filled me with trepidation.
The rocks proved easier than I expected to navigate, (and I loved the geology of them, find time to read up on the ancient volcano that formed them), once in the water we got to see a very nice fringing reef. There were a lot more hard and soft corals than I am used to seeing inshore Queensland and the fish life was pretty good as well.
The highlight of the two snorkeling trips was the Olive sea snake that we saw nosing along the rocks, doing its sea-snake thing.
BTW; this is a remote beach, not a tourist center so you would probably need google maps to find it, you would need to bring all your own gear (no hire places) and water and snacks (no cafe close by). I would definitely recommend a stinger suit to anyone who is uncomfortable crawling across rocks. Also, maybe it is a bit too rocky for inexperienced snorkelers on their own.
Loved it! Want to go back and dive there!

7. Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara Beach Caravan Park 25 Fred Courtice Ave, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia +61 7 4159 2228
Excellent
25%
Good
69%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4 based on 16 reviews

Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Reviewed By Mungo L - Port Vincent, Australia

Medium sized caravan park at Bargara. Crowded during peak periods with a mixture of sites,some with slabs others amongst the trees with grass and sand. Clean facilities, a little aged but serviceable. Excellent managers and a good atmosphere. Needs to have pathways to amenities. Close to cafes, and other shops and supermarkets. Bundaberg close by. A popular tourist location so don't expect splendid isolation.

8. Enviroreefs paddle and Surf School

43 Tanner St, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia
Excellent
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5 based on 3 reviews

Enviroreefs paddle and Surf School

Reviewed By Liz S

Had a really fun class with Keith learning SUP for the first time. Beautiful location to learn. Keith was really informative and helpful. Also really flexible with times as we were a very last minute booking. Would recommend highly and will be returning for another class!!!!

9. Segue Bundy

Fred Courtice Ave, Bargara, Queensland 4670, Australia +61 403 332 195
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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5 based on 4 reviews

Segue Bundy

Reviewed By NickyP54 - Bargara, Australia

We chose the Turtle Trail Eco Tour for our daughter’s 21st birthday treat. Although we have cycled the designated route a few times this was still a great experience. The PMDs are very easy to handle, but you get time to become familiar and also receive a safety briefing before heading off on the 2+ hour trip from Neilson Park.
Matt is a passionate local host and who also doubles as a ranger at the Turtle Centre, leads the tour through Barolin Nature Reserve, then Mon Repos Conservation Park, before emerging from the bush out towards the stunning coastal volcanic scenery south of Burnett Heads. There are short stops along the way to take in sites of historical and natural interest and a pre-packed morning tea is taken on the picnic benches at Oaks Beach.
Maybe a little expensive for locals, but a must do for anyone visiting the area and wanting to take in a substantial section beautiful local coastline without walking or cycling. Helmets and water also provided, but wear plenty of sunscreen. A Sunset & Tapas Tour also runs south to Coral Cove on Tuesday to Sunday evenings.

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