Things to do in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay with kids
There is so much for kids to do across the Wide Bay. We have put together a huge list of activities to keep your Wide Bay Kids entertained. Things to do in Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, and the North Burnett.
From family events, school holiday guides, the best parks and playgrounds to visit, must do tourist attractions, ideas for children’s craft projects, and kids sport and recreation activities in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay.
If there is something fun for kids to do in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay – we’ve got it covered!
Bundaberg is situated on the Burnett River and a good 4 hour drive from Brisbane. The town is surrounded by beaches and farming properties. The neighbouring communities of Childers, Woodgate, and Gin Gin also form part of the region. Bundaberg is our Wide Bay Kids hometown and an area we feel very honoured to live in and call home.
Bundy is bursting with things to see and do with kids, try fishing, surfing, bush walking, playing family games on the secluded beaches, visiting some fantastic parks and playgrounds, skating or scooting at the open rink at Nielsons Park Beach or enjoying the indoor play centre at Ymazing. During the school holidays there are lots of workshop, activities, coaching clinics and special events on offer to keep the kids entertained.
Must do’s in Bundaberg
Make sure you don’t leave Bundy without first visiting one our the amazing beaches, taking a ride on the steam train at the Botanic Gardens, having a play at Alexandra Park Zoo and Playground or checking out the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, it’s a great interactive museum for kids. If you visit during Turtle season (November to March) make sure to take time to see the turtles.
To find inspiration for other things to do with kids around Bundaberg head to our Things to do with kids in Bundaberg page.
Hervey Bay is a great place for families to visit all year round especially during whale watching season. You’ll find a great range of activities on offer in Hervey Bay from: the tranquil environments offered by a short boat ride to the pristine World Heritage listed Fraser Island, to many iconic tourist destinations like the Fraser Coast Historical Museum and their free Water Park.
Hervey Bay is bursting with things to see and do with kids, try fishing, surfing, snorkeling, bush walking, playing family games on the long stretches of beach, skating, scooting or riding along the picturesque foreshore. During the school holidays there are lots of workshop, activities, coaching clinics and special events on offer to keep the kids entertained.
Must Do’s in Hervey Bay
Make sure you don’t leave Hervey Bay without first visiting their free Water Park, visiting one of their stunning beaches, checking out the interesting objects from the ‘olden days’ at the Hervey Bay Historical Village or taking a trip over to Fraser Island. If you visit during Whale watching season make sure to take time to see the whales.
Maryborough is a great country town oozing in history, with beautifully preserved local architecture you can’t help but soak up some of Queensland’s richest history while you visit. The original wharf district is now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries. Maryborourgh is located on the Mary River and just 3 hours north of Brisbane,
Maryborough is bursting with things to do with kids, try fishing, bush walking, playing family games in their fabulous Botanic Gardens, or visiting one of the Portside Museums. During the school holidays there are lots of workshop, activities, coaching clinics and special events on offer to keep the kids entertained.
Must do’s in Maryborough
Make sure you don’t leave Maryborough without first visiting their famous Heritage Markets, take a ride on the Mary Ann steam train, visit the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, or give the kids a ride on the mini MELSA trains. If you visit during the Mary Poppins Festival you are in for a real treat.
To find inspiration for other things to do with kids across the Fraser Coast head to our Fraser Coast Things to do page.
The North Burnett region consists of a series of country towns: Gayndah, Biggenden, Mount Perry, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera and their surrounding communities. This is the Australian landscape at its best with mountain ranges, waterways, picturesque picnic spots and blue skyes in abundance. If you love bush walking or fishing this region is a must place to visit.
The NB is bursting with things to do with kids, try fishing, swimming in the local creeks and water holes, bush walking, camping, playing family games on the foreshore at Paradise or Monduran Dams, and exploring one of the local farms open to the public.
Must do’s in the North Burnett with kids
Make sure you don’t leave the NB without first exploring the Boolboonda Tunnel at Mt Perry, visiting the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre at Eidsvold, pay a visit to Mellor’s Drapery in Gayndah and Glendale Organic Farm…..finally save a few days to stay and explore the wonderful Cania Gorge just outside of Monto, you won’t regret it.
To find inspiration for other things to do with kids across the North Burnett click here
Check out our What’s on calendar to see a range of local events, festivals and activities that are on right now across our region.
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