Bundaberg Rum Distillery acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Taribelang Bunda Nation and recognise that this Country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this country and the people on it and pay respect to Elders past and present.
Bundaberg is situated approximately 4 hours’ drive north of Brisbane, travelling on the Bruce Highway.
QR Traveltrain offers Tilt Train service to
Bundaberg from Brisbane twice a day, which
takes about 4 hours.
The best way to get to The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience is by car or taxi. Make your way to east Bundaberg and turn onto Whittred Street. Turn right at Alexandra Street, and then take the second left on to Hills Street. We have coach and large vehicle parking available as well – just follow the signs.
There is a bus service in Bundaberg. The number 4 route takes you as far as Princess Street, which is approximately a 10 minute walk to the Distillery.
Address: Hills Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
Phone: (07) 4348 3443
RETAIL STORE OPENING HOURS
Saturday-Sunday & Public Holidays:
*Closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.
In 2020, Diageo, Bundaberg Rum’s parent company, launched its ten-year sustainability action plan ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’.
This plan detailed our commitment to pioneering ‘grain to glass’ sustainability and it’s a plan underpinned by firm targets. One of these targets is to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across our direct operations - like our famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery - by 2030 and our entire business value chain by 2050. Other 2030 targets include, on average, every drink we make will use 30% less water, 100% of our packaging will be widely recyclable with 60% of it made from recycled material.
Recently we’ve made some progress towards achieving these goals with the installation of solar system on the roof of our Distillery Visitor Experience Centre and car park. This 160kW solar system will help us cut our electrical use by about 260 megawatt hours and save more than 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. That’s the equivalent of the electricity needed to charge more than 20 million smartphones.
It’s a small step, but it’s a step in the right direction.
In June 2023, The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience was the first tourism operator in Australia to achieve a global standard sustainability certification for tourism through Ecotourism Australia’s new
Sustainable Tourism Certification.
The Sustainable Tourism Certification assures Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience guests that the visitor experience is backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainability and meets international best practice sustainability standards. The Experience minimises negative impacts on the environment and maximises positive impacts for culture, community and the local economy.
Before experiencing a truly immersive tour at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery you may need a place to bunker down for the night. Some accommodation options nearby are:
You will surely build up an appetite throughout your visit, here are some dining options around the area:
Other than our Famous Distillery, here are a few other attractions you may wish to visit during your stay. For more information head over to the Bundaberg Tourism site.