Situated at the southernmost access point to the Great Barrier Reef is the city of Bundaberg. In 2005 Bundaberg had a population over 43,000, but the actual count is unknown due to the amount of caravanners, and tourist spilling in year round. Gureng Gureng is a region in the state of Queensland, which is where Bundaberg was resettled by British Naval Commissioners. From the city's first inhabitants fishing these waters, European settlers captured the bliss of it's great reef and mammal kingdom. One of Bundaberg's main industries from the starting days is it's sugarcane plantations, being known as Australia's sugar capital. Like many eastern shore towns in Queensland, fishing, farming, and tourism lead in economy and all aspects of lifestyle.
Firstly, one of the main reasons to explore Bundaberg is to see it's water world. Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave are Islands out on the coral reef, so when you arrive to the Islands take a reef walk and see all the schools of fish under your feet. Many companies specialize in snorkeling and deep sea diving-- with humpback whales and platypus' in range. With all of it's ocean life, it's easy to see why this is a natural wonder of the world. With Bundaberg comes it's authentic country pubs and restaurants, warming you with it's small town atmosphere. Coming to this part of the world allows you to indulge in the finer things in life, like fresh tropical fruits exclusively grown to certain climatic regions. If you have a sweet tooth, try some of the areas home grown sugar cane distilled into an international Bundy Rum.