Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Queensland  /  Bundaberg  /  Breweries  /  Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg

(4.4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
A low-slung complex on the banks of the Burnett River, Bundaberg Rum Distillery serves as the home and main administrative center for Queensland’s best-known rum. Bundaberg Rum was first produced in 1888--the company appointed its first tour guide in 1986--and has grown to become one of Australia’s most famous spirits. At the distillery, you can sample some of the company’s products, as well as gain insight into the distillation process through video presentations, tours, and historical displays. Make Bundaberg Rum Distillery part of your personalized Bundaberg itinerary using our Bundaberg tour planner.
Create a full Bundaberg itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bundaberg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bundaberg by other users

3 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Childers, Bundaberg & Great Barrier Reef BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Bundaberg BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Visit uninteresting, no possible translation in a foreign language, guides spoke too fast, even when we understand well l English, difficult to capture everything. The visited part was reserved for tourists so not real distillery. Fortunately there was the tasting at the end (tour with tasting 30 $), but frankly not terrible rum from the Caribbean rums. When to the rums more or less arranged, not top for french nozzles. Too sweet. So not necessary detour.
    View original
  • Quick stop for photo opportunity. Aiming to see as many of the BIG things on the way up to North QLD. Also did the VIP tour of the factory - some very interesting stuff and got a taste at the end!  more »
  • Whenever I have friends visiting me I take them to all the attractions I found out I get the local discount which was really great the staff are nice and the shop is absolutely wonderful all that mone...  more »
Google
  • My friends and I drove up here from Brisbane specifically because I'm so in love with this delicious beverage (that isn't available in the US - come on guys!) The distillery offers a couple tour options, one is self-guided through their museum while another takes you through the plant, inside one of their gigantic wooden casks, learning how they make the rum, where the inspiration for their product came from, and why it's considered a high-explosives site. Be aware that they will not let you bring any kind of electronic device with you into the distillery buildings as this place has burned to the ground twice in its history; they do have secure storage lockers where you can leave everything. This is probably the only part of the tour that sucks because you can't take photos. Regardless, during the tour they let you taste the raw molasses and at the end everyone gets two drinks from the bar. Audience participation counts during the tour, so be ready to shout a bit :-)
  • Really very good museum, spectacularly located in a series of old rum barrels. Put together by someone with a great sense of humor, but with plenty of hard info. The distillery tour was excellent and the rum tasting at the end was enjoyable, even though I don't like rum! (The chocolate and coffee rum liqueur is to die for). Highly recommended. Allow at least a couple of hours for the museum and the tour and wear sensible shoes.
  • Good news first. Great place to visit, recommend it to everyone heading to Bundaberg, we have been hooked on Royal Liqueur for more than 16 years, love this stuff straight and on ice cream etc. Now! We just want to know why this great flavoured rum has recently changed (not as good as it used to be) and now the last couple of bottles we've bought has more of a raw metho hint to it. Disappointed.
  • Nice tour of the distillery Not long enough Had a lovely rhum tasting at the end. Team very freindly Easy to park
  • The tour here is wonderful, with friendly and knowledgeable guides that are only too willing to answer any and all questions.