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Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg, QLD © Tourism Queensland & Peter Lik

Southern Great Barrier Reef region

With 140 kilometres of pristine coastline, several national parks and coral cays, the Southern Great Barrier Reef region is heaven for nature lovers and sun worshipers. At the southern most end of the reef, Lady Elliot Island offers the opportunity to swim with turtles and manta rays while enjoying some of the world’s best snorkelling.

Visitors can also enjoy the great hospitality of the region’s towns including Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Gladstone each offering a range of unique experiences and activities – from rum tasting tours to camel rides on the beach.

To find out more see below.

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Join Judy as she continues northwards along the Southern Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland taking in the sights of Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg, 1770 and the Capricorn Coast.

Luxury apartment accommodation in the idyllic seaside setting of Bagara Beach. Ideally situated just minutes from turtle watching at Mon Repos Beach and close to Bundaberg Airport. Learn More

Step straight from the beach into the ocean and snorkel with turtles, manta rays and a huge array of tropical fish at this eco paradise. Learn More

See, smell and taste Australia’s favourite rum being made at the home of the iconic Bundaberg Rum. Learn More

1770 Beach Accommodation is a boutique agency offering a selection of the best quality holiday properties in the town of 1770 and Agnes Water. Learn More

Jump aboard a bright pink LARC, an amphibious craft that takes guests across the beaches and estuaries of 1770 to reach the isolated Bustard Head lighthouse. Learn More

Set on 20km of secluded coastline, Mercure Capricorn’s facilities include a huge pool area, two golf courses, stylish dining concepts, water sports and more. Learn More

Camel ride experiences along the beach in Yeppoon or through the Mecure Capricorn resort. Learn More


Map of Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia


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