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“Stop over for a while”

Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Bundaberg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Under the careful and crafty eyes of our Distillers, Blenders and Bondsmen, millions of litres of Bundaberg Rum are aged to perfection here at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. After protecting and ageing our rums since the 70s, the grand old guardian of the distillery Bondstore #7, has been given new life by being transformed into our immersive Bundaberg Rum Museum. Inside, you’ll walk through a series of 75,000 litre American White Oak Vats – the very same vats which have matured hundreds of thousands of litres of rum (after being emptied and rebuilt of course). Inside these vats live a sensory experience where you can see, touch and smell your way through our rich history in creating Australia’s Favourite Rum – Bundaberg Rum. Please ensure that you arrive at least 20-30 mins early for your tour, especially for the last tour of the day and during school holiday periods. Unfortunately Flammable devices; matches and lighters, as well as any item with a battery including; watches, cameras, and mobile phones, pose a fire hazard to the Distillery and cannot be taken on tour. Lockers are provided free of charge to store these items whilst inside the Distillery on tour. If you have a medically required device such as a hearing aid, give us a call in advance so we can make arrangements for you to bring those items with you.
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Stop over for a while”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide for the walk through was a young enthusiast girl who was very informative and helpful during the tour. Unfortunately, the day we went there was work being done on part of the distillery so we missed out on one area but we were only charged $10 versus the usual $25 and we still got the 2 tastings at the end. The merchandise was pretty cool and some of the drinks can only be purchased there or online. Definitely stop by here if you're passing through town.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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“AMAZING! A must do!!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Love this Distillery tour. A must do if your in the area! Will recommend to friends.

Real value for money.

The tour guides were great fun, I think they were called Sam and Suzanne.

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Visited May 2014
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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“Tour to remember for years to come!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Over visiting family in the April school holidays in Brisbane we decided to do a road trip to Bundey with 11(adults and kids) of us. First port of call and a must do is the Distillery. Three of us did the tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, from the two awesome ladies who were our tour guides to the much anticipated tastings at the end. The tour gave you a indepth history of the plant and what they have put into the local community (floods of recent years).
The end of tour and tastings were great and buying the products were easy and rewarding. Only problem I encounted was my chilled mug got smashed by airline on way home to NZ and went thro our belongings. BUGGER!
A absolute must do and what a great place. I will be back!

Visited April 2014
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Gympie, Australia
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“Great to See”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Great place and a must do for any visitor. Really good tour if you have time to do it. Please don't drink to much. Hehe

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great tour - shame about the prices in the gift shop.”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The tour of the rum distillery was very good. Sam and Manuella were great tour guides and they gave a great overview of the production process and the factory.

Prior to the tour there is an opportunity to view the museum which is insightful too.

The only let-down to the trip is that the spirits are cheaper in the Bottle Shop than they are in the actual gift shop. Needless to say we will be heading up to the Bottle Shop to get our preferred tipple in stead of straight from the distillery.

Visited April 2014
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