Bundaberg a top spot to retire

The Bundaberg Region in Southern Queensland is a popular place to retire. 

After a lifetime of working hard, retirees are looking to reward themselves with an enjoyable, relaxing and affordable lifestyle. Recreation, meeting new friends and accessible healthcare is top on the list—and an enviable climate doesn’t hurt either!

Recent housing trends are showing an increase in city dwellers trading their busy and hectic lives for regional areas and Bundaberg has been a popular spot. Its subtropical climate, affordable and convenient lifestyle and proximity to the Southern Barrier Reef has made for an appealing move.

A connected community

The popularity of Bundaberg as a place to retire means community spirit is alive and well, with a large variety of social and recreational venues, events and groups. From golf to cycling, fishing, walking trails, tennis, lawn bowls and the stunning beaches of the Coral Coast—there isn’t much you can’t enjoy in the Bundaberg region. 

Friendly locals and an easy-going vibe give the growing city of Bundaberg a unique blend of country charm and modern convenience. A growing range of retirement villages are providing over 50s with the option of exclusive recreational facilities such as golf and bowls, within a vibrant and safe community.

Convenient, accessible services and healthcare

With a population of almost 100,000, Bundaberg is a well serviced and resourced city. Shopping, amenities, places to eat and entertainment is effortlessly accessed by good public transport and easy-to-use roads. Bundaberg is a healthcare hub for the surrounding region with several high-quality public and private healthcare options.

The Bundaberg Regional Airport provides a regular QantasLink and Alliance Airline service to Brisbane, only a quick 50-minute flight south. The Queensland Rail Tilt Train services both southern and northern stops daily. The Bruce Highway is easily accessed and provides the perfect gateway for exploring the Sunshine State.

Stunning surrounds

Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River and surrounded by rich fertile soil, Bundaberg is a major food bowl and locals enjoy an abundance of fresh produce direct from the farm gate. Beautiful wildlife, underwater coral gardens, a world-famous turtle breeding ground and nearby national parks create a diverse landscape and endless list of activities and recreation options. 

Bundaberg’s climate is rated the most equable of any Australian town or city and with moderate summer days and winter daytime temperature in the early to mid-20s, it’s easy to see why retirees are preferring a location than enables them to enjoy the outdoors all year round.

Discerning retirees are making the move to Bundaberg or returning after some time away, as the affordable cost of living in Bundaberg ensures their hard-earned savings go further. And existing residents of Bundaberg are staying put—they know they’re on a winner!

Spring Lakes Resort is a thoughtfully designed over 50s community set on 50 acres of stunning riverfront land. With a 29-acre golf course and ample open space, you’ll feel a sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you arrive home. Designed for retirees who are active and independent but want the assurance of a secure community with a lot of the maintenance taken care of, you’ll fall in love with your modern home and well-appointed resort facilities that is also pet friendly. A future aged-care facility is planned for the resort. Find out more at www.springlakesresort.com.au

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