I have driven this road many times and I have to say this has probably been one of the best drives so far, so the drive time from Brisbane to Bundaberg took about what I thought it would because most of the road works have now finished.
I left at 6.10am from the Northside of Brisbane and arrived in Bundaberg at 10.25am with one pit stop at the Matilda petrol station Brisbane side of Gympie.
So the drive time from Brisbane to Bundaberg took four hour and fifteen minutes.
There wasn’t that much traffic around at that time of the morning too and also the changes in the road they have already completed makes this trip an easy one with plenty of room on the roads and many places to overtake if needed if you encounter a slow truck or a 4 x 4 towing a caravan heading up north.
I encountered only a bit of road works once I left the main highway and started heading to Bundaberg, it was unsealed and raining, the good thing was the section of road was still compacted so not too bad really with just a bit of mud around.
This was better than the last trip to Bundaberg from memory where it took alot longer than that because of the stop start from the road works then.
It was raining from about the Sunshine Coast right through to Bundaberg so my lights were on and I had to be a little more weary than normal of the road conditions.
Other than that, raining when I hit Bundaberg, not too muggy because of the rain and Bundaberg still hasn’t changed from the last trip except I noticed there is alot more for lease signs around on retail shops and factories, even one of the shops I use to service up here has gone finally after trading for about 8 years or more, it is a sign of the times though at the moment.
So give yourself four to five hours to drive from Brisbane to Bundaberg, it depends on obviously where you live so you may even have to add a little more time to this if you are coming out of the city or live on the far Southside or out West.
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