The best part about living in Bundaberg
This month, we're encouraging families to put their love for Bundaberg at the heart of everything they do. Talking with your children, and interacting with Bundaberg's unique culture and heritage, is a wonderful way to build connection and and inspire little minds. From our natural wonders and Indigenous stories there's so much to learn and admire about Bundaberg!
We asked people in our community what they thought the best part of living in Bundaberg is, and this is what they told us.
For me, the best part about living in Bundaberg is that it's a good balance of "Big City" and "Small Town". We have access to much of the same things as a bigger city has while enjoying a small country town feel where people say hello on your morning walk. Our beautiful coastline, picturesque riverside and comfortable climate most of the year are worth mentioning too.
Nathan Van der Klugt - Rhee Tae Kwon Do Bundaberg
The best part about living in Bundaberg is the sense of community. A diverse and supportive community where you feel welcomed and a sense of belonging. We also have a thriving agriculture and tourism industry that remains the hidden gem of Central Queensland and it’s exciting to know that for most of the year we have it all to ourselves.
Carly Clark - Splitters Farm
Bundaberg is a great place to live. We have beautiful beaches, our weather is amazing, local produce is superb and the arts, culture and food scene is buzzing. I could go on! But after living abroad for over a decade and moving back to Bundaberg, the thing that really stands out to me is the sense of community and my connectedness to my
hometown. It’s walking along the beach and everyone says hello or going to small businesses and people know you by name. It’s enjoying
what’s on offer and spending time with family and friends, creating new memories together.
Candice Learmonth - St Luke's Anglican School - Year 2 Teacher
The best part of living in Bundaberg is being close to our own slice of paradise with our amazing beaches. To add onto that with the amazing cafes and restaurants we have with the most amazing fresh produce grown in our own backyard!
Cirsty Murphy - Access Recreation
I moved to the town just over 6 years ago from Brisbane to provide my children with a childhood less rushed and to take advantage of the beautiful beaches and outdoor experiences. We all thrive in the outdoors and connect with nature! Bundaberg has so much to offer families, the semi-rural lifestyle with beautiful attractions and local produce. From a professional level Bundaberg has a wonderful collaborative community spirit, most organisations working for the same goal of inclusion, collaboration and the best outcomes for businesses, families, and children.
Jasmine Harris - Connections Play Therapy
Bundaberg has everything and more then most other cities in Queensland.
Bringing up out children in Bundaberg was great with family bike rides days at the beach great sports facilities and of course great family indoor leisure activities. With great weather good friends and friendly people in Bundy I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
Peter McElligott - Bundy Bowl & Leisure
There are four things that make Bundaberg the best place to live in Queensland; the mild weather, access to the southern barrier reef, the variety of family activities on offer and the various farming lands. We have the best of everything; Our weather is mild, not too cold or too hot. Nature parks and bushland, beaches, fishing and the reef. The rich agricultural soil means our family may grow our own food easily all year round.
Gayle Reynolds - Wide Bay Kids
There are so many great things to do in Bundaberg as a family here are some of our favourites.
ride along one of our great seaside paths we love Bargara’s Turtle Trail great for both bikes and prams
head to the BMX track a Boreham Park both big kids and little ones are catered for
have races around the Criterium Cycling track adjacent to the Basketball Stadium
head to the old skating rink at Nielson’s Park or the old netball courts at Kendalls Flats
story time, toddler time and baby time sessions held at the Library each week during school terms
free playgroup sessions at the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre during school terms
kids diy craft activities held each Saturday and Sunday and Thursday at Bunnings including school holidays
look for free events held to celebrate special days like Australia Day, the Christmas Pagent of Lights Parade, Chinese New Year festivities and the New Years Eve celebrations
check out our Facebook Page and see what free events and activities are on right now across our region
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts about what you think is the best part about living in Bundaberg?