Bargara is the main seaside community of the Coral Coast, just a 15 minute drive east of the City of Bundaberg.
The village offers a peaceful and relaxed environment with an array of local amenities and recreational facilities, all within a safe walking distance. There are numerous dining options to choose from, whether alfresco or restaurant, as well as Club and Tavern facilities and a delightful village shopping precinct and modern supermarket complex.
The wonderfully picturesque foreshore overlooks quaint beach coves that can be enjoyed under the shaded seating of pagodas nestled along the oceanfront. This landscaped foreshore, designed with the environment in mind, has walking and cycling paths that stretch from Nielson Park Beach south to Kelley’s Beach or north to Mon Repos Beach and all the way to Burnett Heads.
The Nielson Park area provides a safe stinger-free patrolled surf beach, picnic areas, children’s playground, skate bowl and bikeways, basketball court and outdoor gym.
Recreational facilities include a picturesque and challenging 18 hole Championship Golf Course at Bargara, also nearby Coral Cove Golf Club, Bundaberg Golf Club and Innes Park Golf Club.
Charter Fishing Trips are available from nearby Burnett Heads for river and in-shore fishing or off-shore half and full day trips to the reef targeting species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor and Spanish Mackeral.
There are numerous basins that provide good snorkeling opportunities for all ages, as well as artificial reefs and beach areas for fishing.
Also close by is Sandhills Bowls Club.
Southern Great Barrier Reef
Located at the southernmost access point of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Bargara region offers excellent boat dive locations plus snorkelling and reef fishing locations. Day trips are available to Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliott Island
Mon Repos Turtle Experience.
The world famous Mon Repos Turtle Centre is nearby (8 kms), which supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific ocean region. Magical ranger guided environmental encounters are conducted during the turtle breeding season. Turtle nesting occurs annually from November to January and hatching from January to end of March. Tours operate seven nights a week and bookings are essential.
Barolin Nature Reserve
The Barolin Nature Reserve is a large area of natural bush, grassy plains and wetlands near the coastal town of Bargara. Koola Beach Apartments sits directly on the southern edge of the reserve, and it contains over 4km of walking tracks stretching north to the Mon Repos Conservation Park. The area exemplifies the beautiful Australian bush, with blue gums, rainforest trees, silver leafed paperbarks and is home to over 135 species of birds.
For more information, please visit the Bundaberg Regional Council website page – Barolin Nature Reserve.