The Bundaberg North Burnett region is Australia’s premier location for observing nesting sea turtles at Mon Repos Conservation Park. The region, also known as the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, stretches from the town of Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island and Mon Repos in the east to the North Burnett region, with Gin Gin in the west and Childers to the south.
The region is rich in sugar and horticultural production and is home to the well-known Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer as well as a number of hinterland wineries and farm-gate sales of fresh produce.
To the west in the North Burnett region lie national parks including Cania Gorge, Auburn River and Goodnight Scrub. There are also inland recreational dams including Lake Monduran, Lake Paradise and Lake Gregory.