PLANNING YOUR TRIP
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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's wonders and it begins at Bundaberg. That's just over hour hours drive from Brisbane, less than five hours on the tilt train or fifty minutes by air. From Bundaberg you can explore up the coast through Gladstone region to the Capricorn Coast. With sush easy access to the reef from Queensland’s capital Brisbane, the Southern Great Barrier Reef is an ideal destination for those seeking beautiful islands and coral reefs, without the distance or the crowds.
Queensland’s major coastal touring route, the Bruce Highway, provides many access points to seaside and country locations within the Southern Great Barrier Reef Region, with Bundaberg just 4 hours drive from the capital of Brisbane.
A network of highways service the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bruce Highway runs from Brisbane travelling parallel to the coast., Australia's Country Way runs from Sydney to Rockhampton through Tamworth, Toowoomba and North Burnett (it also provides an alternative inland route from Brisbane to Rockhampton via Yarram), the Leichhardt Highway runs from Goondiwindi to Rockhampton connecting with the Newell from Melbourne, the Great Island Way runs from Sydney to Cairns through Emerald and the Capricorn Highway runs from Rockhampton out west into Barcaldine in Queensland's Outback.
The major regional hubs of Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg all have daily direct flights from Brisbane, with connections on to other ports around Australia. Airlines that fly into these airports include QantasLink and Virgin Australia.
Gladstone Airport is also the depart point for flights to Heron and Lady Musgrave islands. Lady Elliot Island is accessible from Bundaberg airport or from other regional airports including Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and the Gold Coast (Coolangatta).
The new Spirit of Queensland travels between Brisbane and Cairns with five services per week. The Tilt Train departs from daily from Brisbane, stopping in Bundaberg before reaching Rockhampton.
BUS & COACH
Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia’s services call in to various coastal and country spots throughout the Southern Great Barrier Reef region. Services operate daily to the major cities of Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg, with public transport services servicing the more regional areas.
Got questions or want to talk to someone about visiting the Southern Great Barrier Reef? Our visitor centres are here to help! Our staff can provide you with quotes and itinerary ideas, travel, tour, attraction and accommodation bookings, holiday packages and specials as well as helpful advice to make your travel planning smoother - all you'll have to do is arrive! And if you have any questions before you go, you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view a map of Visitor Information Centres in the region.