Perched on the spectacular coastline near Bundaberg, Bargara is one of the county’s regional beauties.
The Bargara streetscape hugs the coastline boasting attractive boardwalks, decks, two open surf beaches, two protected calm water swimming spots, picnic areas and the award winning “Turtle Tracks” playground for the kids. The addition of alfresco dining areas completes the relaxed atmosphere.
Bargara rests at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and provides world class diving opportunities and easy access to the coral cays of Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands. The Woongarra Marine Park protects the coastline and offers unbeatable fishing and convenient snorkelling, right up to the shore.
The region is surrounded by national parks, each with their own special beauty and unique features, from extraordinary plant life and rare endangered wildlife to spectacular views of the surrounding coastline.
The nearby Mon Repos offers a fascinating look at the endangered sea turtles during the nesting and hatching season from January to April. Turtles also often nest at Bargara on Kelly's, Rifle Range and Nielson Park Beaches, offering a special summertime experience for beach goers.
For the best view of the area, visit the ‘hummock’, a dormant volcanic cinder cone that created the rich red soils in the area and dates back over 1 million years. If you visit during harvesting season, the views become even more dramatic with the fires from the burning cane.