About The Coral Coast
Come and Enjoy The Coral Coast
Whether you are looking to stay for a few days or forever, Bundaberg’s Coral Coast offers a combination of all the good things in life – great cafes and restaurants, a range of accommodation options, reasonably priced real estate and cost of living, beautiful natural features, and lots to see and explore – all in an idyllic setting at the gateway to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Bundaberg itself is just a short drive from the coastal centres providing all the facilities of a major regional city.
Bargara is the largest of the Bundaberg region’s coastal towns and is just a 15 minute drive from the Bundaberg city centre.
Bargara features an abundance of accommodation and dining options. There are also significant shopping facilities, plentiful parklands, several beaches, and two still water swimming areas.
The streetscape around the Esplanade and Bauer St intersection is an attractive public area of walkways, decks, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The nearby restaurants and cafes also offer a fantastic al fresco experience.
For those looking for something more active Bargara has excellent walking and cycling paths, an 18 hole golf course, lawn bowls, and great diving and snorkelling locations.
The township of Burnett Heads is situated at the mouth of the Burnett River 16km from Bundaberg and just a few minutes drive from Bargara. Burnett Heads features the lovely Oaks Beach, a historic lighthouse, tasty fresh seafood, and great boating facilities including the Burnett Heads Marina and the nearby Port of Bundaberg – a haven for international ‘yachties’. The ‘Turtle Trail’ walking and cycling track links Burnett Heads to Bargara via Mon Repos and is a great way to take your time, get some exercise, and enjoy the scenic coastline.
Just to the south of Bargara is Innes Park which has a lovely inlet and small beach along with family friendly parklands. Innes Park adjoins Coral Cove which features the Coral Cove golf course and resort facility and the Barolin Rocks dive site.
Elliott Heads is located at the mouth of the Elliott River. With both surf and still water areas it is the perfect spot for a range of activities including swimming, fishing, boating, jet skiing, sailboarding, and paragliding.
Moore Park is situated around 15km north of Bundaberg and features 20km of golden sandy beach for residents and visitors to enjoy. The town has a small shopping centre and cafes for those wanting to enjoy a peaceful break or lifestyle. The beach is also a popular nesting spot for loggerhead turtles.