Bundaberg is located in the Northern part of the Wide Bay-Burnett geographical region (North Burnett). Bundaberg, colloquially known as “Bundy”, is the air, rail and road access to the coastal and hinterland areas of the Bundaberg North Burnett region, as well as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Famous for it's Bundaberg rum and ginger beer, the Bundaberg North Burnett hinterland also supports a number of wineries and fresh produce farms. Largely dependent on it's Sugar and Horticulture production, Bundabergs subtropical climate not only aids in farming and the production of agricultural goods, but also provides a number of natural tourist attractions such as multiple national parks and is also home to many wildlife colonies that are protected. Close to Lady Elliot island and Lady Musgrave Island, Bundabergs access to the Great Barrier Reef is popular. Bundaberg has a population of approximately 71,000 and is only 386km north of Brisbane.