Bundaberg Airport (BDB)
Bundaberg Airport is located10 kilometres southwest of the city on North Childers Road and Takalvan Street in Bundaberg. The airport, also known as Bundaberg Regional Airport, is owned and operated by the Bundaberg Regional Council. Servicing the southern Great Barrier Reef, the Airport is Australia’s 41st busiest terminal in terms of passenger revenue.
In 2009, the Bundaberg Regional Council carried out major development on the runway, terminal, car park and navigation aids to broaden its servicing capabilities. Expansion with the General Aviation Master Plan by Bundaberg Regional Council has approved an additional 17 new hangars with optimized taxiway to access Kensington Parkside Air Park. This two-runway airport is situated at 33 metres above sea level. It has asphalt and a grassed grey silt clay surface air strips. General aviation and refueling facilities are available. Please contact Bundaberg airport for more details. Currently, there are two commercial airlines operating to Bundaberg Airport.
Qantaslink and Virgin Australia offer regular flights to Bundaberg from Brisbane, with approximately 35 weekly services. Bundaberg Airport has a number of charter flight operators that offer connections to Brisbane and Lady Elliot Island. Upon arrival, the baggage carousels are easily found in the Arrivals hall and Baggage Services counter at the check-in area. For those at the airport looking for a speedy snack, the Bundaberg Airport kiosk offers quick bites and beverages for visitors. A number of rental car companies operate from the Bundaberg Airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Hertz. Taxis are available through the Bundaberg Cab Company to take you from the airport to your hotel. The journey will take approximately 10 minutes and set you back about $22. Please call 131 008 to book ahead.
The Bundaberg Shuttle Service offers pick up services to and from Bundaberg Airports and the Train Station. Visitors should note this is a pre book service only via http://www.bundabergshuttleservice.com.au/online_bookings.php. The public car park is directly in front of the terminal building with quick access to the terminal and disabled car parking available.Parking is free for the first 2 hours use of the public car park and is $2 per hour thereafter, increasing to $12 per day and $75 per week. When departing, visitors should know that limited domestic ticketing facilities are available as well as restricted hours of check-in.
Bundaberg has plenty to see including a variety of heritage-listed locations including Fallon House and St John’s Lutheran Church. There are also plenty of local beaches including nearby Moore Park and southern beaches the Oaks Beach, Nielsen Park, Bargara Beach and Kellys Beach. Tours of the Bundaberg’s famous rum distillery are also available detailing the history, art and craft to creating Captain Jack Sparrow’s famous tipple.
Bundaberg experiences exceptionally hot summers and milder winters. The subtropical condition has temperatures at its highest in January at an average of 30.3˚C and lowest in July at 9.9 degrees Celsius. Inland Bundaberg can reach frosts and annual rainfall is at 1141.0 millimetres.