Separated from the bustling hub of Bundaberg by sugarcane fields, Bargara is a peaceful coastal town set around a waterfront esplanade. It’s popular for its open surf beaches, protected swimming coves and alfresco cafes.
Things to do in Bargara
The Esplanade hugs the Bargara Beach foreshore and is a pleasant spot to stroll beside the water. It intersects with the Promenade at Nielsen Beach where you’ll find a selection of international restaurants, fashion retailers and homewares stores.
Visit the Mon Repos Conservation Park, a turtle rookery located north of Bargara. Join a guided tour to witness loggerhead turtles lumbering ashore to lay their eggs or watch as new hatchlings scramble towards the sea.
Golfers can test their skills at Bargara Golf Club, which boasts a picturesque setting overlooking the Coral Sea. There are 18 challenging holes to tackle and a brand-new clubhouse where you can enjoy a drink after playing.
Bargara is renowned for its fishing, with an artificial reef just offshore almost guaranteeing you’ll get a bite. Stretches of the coast are also protected within the Woongarra Marine Park where snorkellers will discover a myriad of tropical fish.
Getting around Bargara
Bargara is 15 minutes’ drive east from Bundaberg and connected by regular bus services. The town is small enough to explore on foot or you can rent a bicycle if you want to venture further.