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From the Editor ... What a terrific time of year to be in Bundaberg – spring and summer really epitomise the old saying “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. From November to March the Turtle Season begins again with the awesome Turtle Experience a definite must see on your list of our many attractions to visit – thousands flock to Mon Repos beach each year to witness the turtles return to their favourite nesting place – with the tiny hatchlings emerging in January/February. In this edition we catch up with Lachlan Smart , youngest pilot to fly solo around the world when he paid tribute to another famous aviator, Bundy born Bert Hinkler at the Hinkler Hall Of Aviation in our Botanic Gardens. How much do you know about Bundaberg? Test your knowledge on page 33, answer the questions and you may win a fantastic prize – 3 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island, plus a whale watching tour on the Quick Cat II. And if you’re spending your December holidays with us, have a very happy festive season and New Year. There’ll be lots to celebrate with Pageant Of Lights, Carols by Candlelight, and New Years Eve Fireworks. Lets us know about your visit to Bundaberg. Send an email! Welcome to Bundy! Michael McRae, Managing Editor Coastline Newspaper Group. Phone 07 4153 1133 michaelmcrae@coastlinenews.com.au

ON THE COVER Nesting turtles arrive from the ocean each November to lay their eggs – a magical experience not to be missed. Emerging from the eggs around February, tiny hatchlings then begin scurrying down to the sea. Mon Repos Turtle Centre will get a $10 million upgrade, enhancing research and attracting even more than the 30,000 visitors who enjoyed the Turtle Experience last season.

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Some photos in this edition of The Bundy Book kindly supplied by Tourism and Events Queensland.

Our other publications: Coalfields / Miners Express: A colourful magazine for families in our mining towns. Tourist Queensland: Tourist news and happenings around the state. Some editions delivered into NZ. Bundy Local Book: There will be a New Year edition in January. Bundy Book: Places to see and things to do in Bundaberg region. Next edition will be March 2017. Advertising bookings for all editions now open.

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Mayor’s Message Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Cr Jack Dempsey Welcome to the Bundaberg Region. We hope the pages of the Bundy Book whet your appetite to fully explore the magnificent diversity our region has to offer. The region encompasses six thousand five hundred square kilometres of glorious coastline, picturesque hinterland with fertile fields of cultivation and an urban lifestyle to be envied. Boasting a regional population rapidly heading towards 100,000, Bundaberg is a thriving community situated on the banks of the Burnett River just a few kilometres from the sandy shoreline of Bargara Beach. Getting ready to go snorkeling at Lady Musgrave Island

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The region has a strong tourism focus and is internationally known as the breeding site for loggerhead turtles which migrate annually to Mon Repos Beach to lay their eggs. Tagged as the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world, Bundaberg is a great entry location for reef visits, whale watching tours, sports fishing or diving. We love a good party or festival and our region is host to numerous events that have a focus on food, music, arts and culture. An invitation is extended to join with us as we celebrate our cultural diversity with annual festivals including Chinese New Year, Winterfeast and Bundy Flavours and the Childers Festival. Our region has an emerging focus on targeting the foodies market and promoting the “salad bowl” reputation the Bundaberg Region enjoys. Coupled with the boutique wineries and craft beer outlets our region is offering we host a lot of incredible experiences. Sport plays a major part in the lives of our community with the weather conditions ideal for a large range of outdoor activities including football, athletics, netball, hockey, golf and bowls and many more recreational pursuits. Visitors will find our facilities are some of the best in the State. While our climate naturally promotes outdoor pursuits and socialising, our residents appreciate art, theatre and literature. Well-resourced libraries and art galleries that host innovative and thought provoking exhibitions are central to the cultural requirements of our community. Bundaberg boasts a diverse range of shopping facilities with two major shopping centres and much more to come. Enjoy our great restaurants showcasing our sensational local farm produce through to the freshest daily catch from local waterways. Our parks, gardens and recreation areas are presented in pristine condition with Council promoting their use in achieving a healthy and active lifestyle. A delightful riverside walk can take you several kilometres to beautiful Alexandra Park where families enjoy Council’s engaging zoo facilities. Drop in and say “Hi!” to Kapali and Lowana, our resident Zoo dingoes. An insight into Bundaberg’s famous export product Bundaberg Rum can be gained through a visit to the rum distillery in East Bundaberg. Our Rum, recently voted the Best Rum in the World, can be celebrated in style by visiting the new purpose built $8.5 million Visitor Centre. The eastern side of town is also home to another famous Bundy product, Ginger Beer brewed locally by Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. To enjoy the full experience of the Bundaberg Region it is essential for visitors to make the trip to our rural towns of Childers and Gin Gin. Both are steeped in history and provide a genuine slice of the delightful life our rural residents enjoy. No matter if your preference is the serenity of our shorelines, our idyllic hinterland or the majesty of our waterways – there’s always something for the visitor to see and do in the beautiful Bundaberg Region.

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The home of Australia’s iconic rum The Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC), Australia’s most awarded rum distillery and the home of Bundaberg Rum, has opened the doors to its new Visitor Experience following an $8.5m upgrade. Marking one of the most significant investments in the distillery’s 127-year history, the new Visitor Experience is a testament to the ongoing popularity of Bundaberg Rum and the brands’ commitment to the Bundaberg region. The Visitor Experience now offers two new tour experiences in addition to the famous Distillery tour – The Bundaberg Rum Museum Experience and a Blend Your Own Rum Experience. There is also an expanded retail experience and bar area where visitors can purchase exclusive and limited edition products only available from the distillery. Bundaberg Rum Museum Experience Inside the Museum’s self-guided tour, six 75,000 litre oak vats, that have previously matured thousands of litres of Bundaberg’s finest rums, have been emptied and rebuilt, allowing visitors to

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walk through them in a unique sensory experience showcasing the rich history behind Australia’s favourite rum. The Distillery Experience Get the full Bundaberg Rum experience; first, by making your way through the fully immersive Museum to get a taste of the proud history behind the most famous rum making address in Australia - including the world’s largest collection of Bundaberg Rum bottles that housed our golden liquids since way back when. With an expert Distillery Guide continue the journey deep into the golden heart of our fully operational Distillery. Blend Your Own Rum Experience In an Australian first for a rum distillery, visitors now have the opportunity to craft their own personalised Bundaberg Rum blend from a selection of premium rums never before been released to the public. Two expert rum blending guides teach the group the art of tasting rum straight from the barrel. These premium rums are aged in small oak barrels that have previously matured Port, Sherry, Bourbon, Scotch and aged Bundaberg Rum to give each blend a unique flavour. The new Visitors Centre is also the new home to the annual Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, coming up on October 15. More information www.bundabergrum.com.au, phone 4131 2999

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Ginger Beer is the other famous drop Bundy is well known for and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks at the eye-catching Barrel on Bargara Road is where to learn how it’s made, its origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging. And of course there’s free samples (the other flavours are delicious too) and you can’t miss “Old Cliffy” a fully restored 1929 Chevrolet housed there so check him out.. Phone 41 54 5480, open every day. See coupon in this Bundy Book to get 20% off The Barrel Tour. Bundy Belle River Cruise offers a leisurely tour on the beautiful Burnett River with fascinating commentary on the history of the river itself and surrounding area. Relax in the roomy cabin, back deck or take in the sunshine on the top deck with complimentary tea or coffee. (Bundy Belle 50 years ago used to carry an eclectic mix of passengers plus menagerie of animals across the waters of Moreton Bay.) Today she departs from Grunskes Seafood Market and Restaurant so you can enjoy great food before or after your cruise. Ask about their BBQ boat for self-drive hire. Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre is the largest indoor family fun park in Queensland. No other has as many leisure activities under the one roof as the tourism award winning attraction. Open day and night 7 days, (including public holidays) all ages enjoy tenpin bowling with automatic scoring, crazy dodgems with full sized arena, Glow In The Dark Dinosaur Adventure, 6 metre high indoor slide, playground with special area for under 5s. Classic arcade games, shooting

gallery and the fully licensed café make Bundy Bowl & Leisure a must for family outings. www.bundybowl.com.au phone 41 52 4334 Riverfeast – this is one of the latest and quite unique culinary and entertainment experience Bundy has to offer. Friday nights now come alive from 4pm to 10pm in Scotland Street East. It’s also available to hire for receptions and functions on other days. Local musicians, future vendors and pop-up food vans can check out www.riverfeast.com.au or find them on facebook.

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Been to our newest brewhouse? Fancy a Thirsty Turtle, or a Drunk Fish? What better way to enjoy a Queensland summer and a brand new year than at Bundaberg’s newest watering hole, The Brewhouse in Tantitha Street. Serving up crisp, cold brewskies from local boutique beer boys Bargara Brewing Company, this Brewhouse is the perfect spot to relax after a day out on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Open 11am to 10pm Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm Sunday. Phone 41 52 1675 B.R.A.G. is Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery on the corner of Quay and Barolin Streets with touring and local exhibitions plus an impressive well stocked gift shop with original, top quality and stylish items from the region’s artists. Free entry seven days a week. Phone 4130 3750 for the current program. Bundaberg Regional Library – in Woondooma Street is open 9.30am to 6pm Mondays to Thursdays, closing 5pm Fridays; Saturdays 9am to 1 pm. Fantastic library staff will provide any info you need – kids’ activities, how to navigate your way around, CDs, DVDs – and how to use free internet and Wireless Hotspots. Feel like a coffee? Try Café 641, with volunteer baristas and proceeds to Bundaberg Health Services Foundation A great and worthwhile place to meet friends or have a quiet read by yourself. Information phone 41 30 4140.

The Mystery Craters – Save 25% on admission, quote Code BB2.16 Valid to March 30, 2017. There are 35 craters in one location, over 25 million years old. This rock formation was found beneath a layer of silt and sand by a farmer in 1971. Theories include- a large meteorite, result of sea action, hot spring activity, sink holes from volcanic action, roof of subterranean lake. Find them at Lines Road, South Kolan between Bundy and Gin Gin. Phone 41 577 291

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Denizens Of The Deep is on display at Council’s Bargara Service Centre in Hughes Road and amazes all who view it or the talent and expert craftsmanship shown in incredible detail by local artist, Nobby Clark. Extraordinary wood carvings using local timbers are a masterpiece bringing the reef to life. From the smallest of coral carvings to the largest (5 metres) the 80 pieces are displayed with platforms and lighting to enhance Nobby’s creative artistry. Phone 1300 883 699, www.absculptures. com Bundy Kegs in Schmeiders Cooperage complex located in Alexandra Street East Bundaberg near the Rum Distillery is where the ancient art of barrel-making is practised. Situated in a 100 year old building it features demonstrations of the craft, and if you seek a unique gift, they make mini-barrels for maturing your favourite spirit or fortified wine. Or choose from the impressive array of woodturning or pottery from local artists. Get full information on Schmeiders on 41 51 8233. Take your friends and loved ones back home a fragrant gift of lavender. Amandine Lavender Shop on Seaview Road on the way to Bargara will delight you with its exclusive range of lavender products and gifts – treat yourself, don’t you deserve a little pampering? Choose from essential oils, natural skin care products, with all gift packages beautifully wrapped just the way you like it. Open seven days, phone 4154 7314

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Baldwin Swamp Environmental Park is a hidden haven of peace to head for during your city sight-seeing, a natural wetland in south/east Bundaberg near the bywash with access (including wheelchair) from several different streets. Boardwalks and walking tracks lead to a Bush Chapel and shelter shed among abundant natural resources and wildlife including over 150 bird species (there’s a bird hide too) plus numerous spots to drink in the peacefully healthy solitude.

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Bundy Markets

Avenell Hts Church of Christ – fourth Saturday of the month, 8am to noon, Sims Road. Handmade Expo Market – Sundays from 9am to 2pm, Civic Centre. Next dates July 24, August 14, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11. Full information www.thehandmadeexpo.com.au PCYC – held each month at the Recreational Precinct Kendalls Road has stalls specialising in woodwork, arts, crafts, fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and more. Sites available for car boot sales etc. Shalom Sunday Markets –Stalls to explore for everyone, around 200 operating each Sunday from 6am to midday, breakfast, morning tea from the bbq, cold drinks, coffee,tea. Locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables (including organic) cakes, honey, Asian groceries, seedlings, crafts, trash & treasure, Jumping Castle and Laughing Clowns. No dogs allowed. Gin Gin Wild Scotchman Markets– Every Saturday on the Historical Society grounds with fresh local produce, crafts of all kinds, clothes, jewellery and more. BBQ Hut has excellent breakfasts and drinks dispensed with country hospitality. From 7am to midday. Biggenden Lions Club – in Lions Park, second Saturday of the month with large range of goods, arts, crafts, fresh local produce, BBQ breakfast from 7am to midday. Apple Tree Creek – the second Saturday of the month from 7am – varied stalls, crafts, plants, gifts, tools. Onsite canteen, buskers welcome to join the live entertainment. Free face painting for kids at most markets. Bring your car for a boot sale if you like, swappers welcome, walk in, walk out sites available. Dogs to be on leash and fundraisers are free.

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North Bundaberg - where it all began Across the bridge, “over north” as the locals say, is where Bundaberg had its beginnings in 1867 when timbergetters, the Steuart brothers camped on the present North Railway Station site with farmers following to make sweet history. A school opened in 1875, and the Bundaberg Foundry in 1885, where world famous aviator Bert Hinkler worked in 1907 before higher skies beckoned. He was born at the now demolished family home Woodbine Villa in Gavin Street where he famously taxied to his mother’s front door after his record-breaking flight. The home is no longer there. The Burnett Traffic Bridge was opened in 1913, the same year Bundaberg was declared a city. 100 years later North Bundaberg residents were the hardest hit in the devastating January 2013 floods, the worst in the region’s history.

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Following Hinkler’s flightpath Well, perhaps not exactly the same path, but Lachlan Smart, 18, from the Sunshine Coast has smashed the record to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. It was originally held by Matt Guthmiller from the US aged 19 years. The day before the last leg of his 45,000km journey (Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast), he paid tribute to the world famous aviator who flew the route before him, Bert Hinkler, at the Hinkler Hall Of Aviation where Lachlan was guest speaker at a small gathering. He said the highlight of his adventure was the departure from England flying out of the same airfield as his greatgreat grandfather in World War II and over the White Cliffs Of Dover. The longest flight was 13 hours between Hawaii and California and among the 15 countries visited were Egypt, Sri Lanka and Greece,.

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Bert Hinkler - how he flew, where he lived More than a museum – an aviation adventure! Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates the famous pioneer solo aviator and the wonders of innovation, spirit and adventure. “Flight ever fascinated me” said Bert who always spelled “Aviation” with a capital “A” as a little boy at North Bundaberg State School. Comprising a soaring exhibition hall, featuring multi-media exhibits, a flight simulator, the Globe Theatre, five aircraft and the historic Hinkler House, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation in the tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens provides you with an

enjoyable and interesting adventure where you and your family become part of the story. Open from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week, make sure you experience the dream on your visit to Bundaberg. Bert’s English home Your entry ticket to the Hall of Aviation includes admission to the magnificently restored Hinkler House which he named Mon Repos after the beach where he practised flying. In 1983 Bert’s house was brought brick by brick from Southampton in England to stand proudly in the Botanic Gardens.

Fairymead House Sugar Museum Fairymead House Sugar Museum exploring the technology, development

and history of milling. Guided tours from 11am to 12 pm except Saturdays.

was a bicentennial gift from the Bundaberg Sugar Company and now overlooks the Botanic Gardens in its new role of sugar industry museum, housing photographs and memorabilia

Fairymead house and surrounding gardens are popular for functions and weddings. Phone 41 30 4400.

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Letter to the editor We spent over a week in your area, leaving on August 1. We had a wonderful time, taking in such activities as the Lady Musgrave Experience, Childers Festival, Town of 1770, Flying High, Bundaberg Distillery, the Zoo, Botanic Gardens, to name just some of the things we did in 8 days. All activities and attractions were excellent and we won’t hesitate to recommend your area to all our relations, friends and anyone that will listen – that is, all attractions except one. One morning, we drove up to The Hummock to take in the early morning views before the cane smoke destroyed them, but we needn’t have worried. The road up is good, the footpath and boardwalk is excellent. BUT,the trees have been allowed to grow, such that, even from the top of the reservoir, much of the view is obliterated! It is a shame that “Bundy’s Only Hill” with a lookout, doesn’t have much of a lookout. That said, we will come back one day.

Bruce and Yulia Ekert Forster, south of Port Macquarie, New South Wales

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Southern Barrier Reef Islands You don’t have to look too hard to find yourself a tropical island – this is Queensland after all. Lady Musgrave is a unique coral cay and lagoon. Sheltered crystal clear waters offer spectacular snorkelling and coral viewing – try your hand at scuba diving. The Lady Musgrave Experience leaves from Bundaberg’s Port Marina Heron Island - a Marine National Park Off the coast of Gladstone is a true coral cay framed by white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with colourful marine life. Lady Elliot Island is a smooth 25 minute flight from Bundaberg Airport for your day trip or stay longer in the variety of accommodation – reef units right on the beach, family suites and eco-cabins. Lady Elliot is the southern-most inhabited on the Reef and the 40 hectares can be walked around in less than an hour. www.ladyelliot. com.au

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Education Choices

Central School on Heritage List Bundaberg Central State School’s original buildings in Crofton Street were finished in 1890 by renowned school architects the Fergusons. George Seymour from Queensland Heritage Council said Central is a highly intact example of a superior Ferguson school design, originally composed of three blocks arranged in a U-shape, large classrooms and wide verandahs. “Central has high quality decorative features – timberwork, cast iron balustrades, tall ventilation spire, raked ceilings and exposed roof trusses. The school forestry plot planted in the mid 50s is evidence of a popular educational program that began in the 1920s, reaching a peak in the 50s.”

History of U3A

University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international organisation, embodying the principles of life-long education and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, in an atmosphere of mutual learning and teaching. Third Age refers to the life period of active retirement, which follows the first age of childhood and formal education and the second age of working life, and which precedes the fourth age of dependence.



The concept of U3A was developed in Toulouse in 1972, to bring older people into contact with academic programmes at the University. It spread rapidly throughout Europe, and the first Australian U3A was opened in Melbourne in 1984 and U3A Bundaberg established in 1988. 

All U3A branches are voluntary, self-help organisations; autonomous and democratic, with a management committee voted in by the membership. There are no employees, all workers including tutors are volunteers.

Are You Over 40? Retired? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you! You can exercise your brain by participating in or leading a group and sharing your interests with others. U3A is an international movement which promotes and practises lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities for retired people in a relaxed and informal environment. No prior educational qualifications are required; no degrees are awarded. There are more than 80 courses to choose from each term. Membership is only $30 a year!

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Have you taken the kids to one of these Bundaberg indoor and outdoor places? Free Playgrounds where burning energy is fun and healthy for you and the kids includes the new Boreham Park at Avenell Hts, redesigned by Wide Bay Medicare Local and the Council to support more activity. Another is Bargara’s new Schuhkraft Hub at Neilson Park with a wide range of energy burning equipment catering for all ages. And the ever popular Turtle Park on the esplanade is always full of kids, adults (and seagulls) soaking up our perfect weather, all year round. Bundy Bowl & Leisure When in Bundaberg you must visit the largest indoor family fun park in Queensland. No other family entertainment centre has as many leisure activities under the one roof as the tourism award winning Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre. www.bundybowl.com.au phone 41 52 4334 Ymazing Play Centre and Café is no ordinary playground – this all weather funfair is where parents can recharge with a coffee and the under – 12s can tire themselves out. It’s at the YMCA in Quinn Street, with a 6m high maze structure, three slides and ball pit, also separate toddler and baby areas. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm, (school holidays 9am to 4pm) Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9.30 to 4pm. Closed public holidays. Phone 41 328220. www.ymazing.org.au What’s on at the Movies? Find one at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre in Bourbong Street and four-screen cinema Readings on Johanna Boulevard towards the Airport. (for Readings phone 4152 1233.). For info on touring live shows and Moncrieff movies phone 41 30 4100.

Alexandra Park with its collection of native animals and birds and Victorian era band rotunda is a great picnic spot and playground.Lake Ellen (on the Bywash where East Bundy meets South) is also a favourite with all the latest equipment.

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In our restaurant enjoy our extensive menu of pizza, pasta, modern Australian food at family friendly prices. Our café serving fresh local produce (which is also on sale) is open every day.

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A little oasis in Bourbong Street, with a variety of salads, vegetarian dishes and gluten free options. Fresh baked cakes and desserts. Takeaways. Tea, coffee, fresh juices and smoothies. All day breakfast. Signature dish is pear and walnut salad.

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Enjoy the peaceful marina setting and large grassed areas with fish and chips, burgers, ice creams or some fresh local seafood made to the same high standard demanded in our next door restaurant. Fresh seafood platters made to order.

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Sabrosa Steakhouse & A-La-Carte Restaurant

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Bargara - a tropical paradise Palm trees line the foreshore, the Southern Great Barrier reef stretches out before you, and the climate is just like Hawaii - it's time to kick back and relax. This very family friendly seaside town just 13 kilometres from Bundaberg has heaps of parks, beaches, cafes, shops and activities to explore.

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Mon Repos Beach 15 minutes from Bundaberg’s city centre has the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on Australia’s eastern mainland and most significant loggerhead population in the South Pacific. Turtle Watching Time begins in early November through to March when the hatchlings scurry out of the nest down to the ocean. These “grand old ladies of the deep” can travel up to 3000 kms to their traditional nesting beach every few years. “Researchers now also have an idea where they go in between visits,” said one of the rangers. “A satellite tracking device placed on the turtle’s carapace sends signals showing how long they take to travel from feeding grounds to nesting areas.” Loggerheads begin breeding around age 30 with one of the oldest tagged at Mon Repos 60 years old. It is believed they live to about 100. Rangers and volunteers do their utmost to ensure maximum comfort and minimum stress to the magnificent creatures, while allowing tourists to get up close and personal, to witness nature unfolding. To begin your Mon Repos Turtle Experience you are required to book and pre-purchase tickets. Turtle Express – if you don’t have transport book a ride to and from your accommodation – info@bundaberg-coaches.com.au, phone 0741 53 1037. Tickets to see the turtles can only be booked through Bundaberg Region Visitor Services by phoning 0741 53 8888 or www.bundabergregion.org/ destinations/natural-encounters/turtles

Mon Repos $10million upgrade Included in the Queensland Government budget was a much needed upgrade to expand the Mon Repos Turtle Centre. Member for Bundaberg, Leanne Donaldson said the investment is expected to create 20 local construction jobs, enhance research capabilities and attract even more tourists who flock to Mon Repos Beach annually to witness the already awesome Turtle Experience. “Visitors numbered 30,000 last season and with this fantastic redevelopment, it will become even more popular, hopefully encouraging tourists to stay even longer to enjoy Bundaberg’s other facilities.” Ms Donaldson said the upgrade is part of the Government’s State Infrastructure Plan, delivering to regional areas to boost jobs and unlock economic and social benefits. “The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is a vital part of the Bundaberg region, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in turtle research and conservation.”

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Bargara - it's beginnings

This was the Sandhills Hotel, believed to be located near where the Don Pancho resort is situated in Miller Street using South Sea Islander Kanakas is behind Mon Repos beach and listed on the Queensland heritage register. (The Mon Repos sugar plantation became the Qunaba refinery in 1900 when it was taken over the Queensland National Bank, hence 'Qunaba'). The Sandhills land development coincided with a similar venture at Burnett Heads with the promoter lobbying for a railway. As evidence of good intent a hotel was built at Sandhills, but the railway only ran a few kilometres from Bundaberg into the cane farms. A railway to Sandhills did not eventuate until 1913, when the quiet seaside village (hotel, school and a few buildings) was renamed by combining parts of the names of two local shires, BARolin and WoonGARRA. In time one 'r' was dropped, and the pronunciation shortened to 'B'garra'.

Bargara was originally known as Sandhills, an acknowledgement of the unstable coastal sand formations that were the subject of land development in the late 1880s. One early resident found his holiday house alternately had sand drifts banked up against it or denuded foundations. Stabilisation was achieved by planting marum grass in the 1920s. The Sloping Hummock, a remnant volcanic formation named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, hosts the geologically rare cinder cone and provides fertile land for sugar cane. Augustus Barton, a semiretired grazier, took an interest in sugar farming and built his Mon Repos homestead c1884, using scoria stones from the Hummock to build walls. The finest surviving example of the stone walls, constructed

Elliott Heads and Riverview These are the southern most of our local beaches at the mouth of the Elliott River, surrounded by sugar and smallcrops farms. Elliott Heads has a patrolled swimming beach, popular for kite surfing, jet skiing; the fishing is good either from shore or on the nearby reefs. The shady landscaped caravan park is adjacent to the beach, plus

picnic and barbecue spots – it’s always been a favourite for family holidays about 18km from the city via Elliott Heads Road. Riverview is the tiny village nestled on the northern bank of the estuary and great for fishermen, with a boat ramp ad pontoon.

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Port Bundaberg

Baltimore – open 7 days When your inner sailor needs to be satisfied, or you need a leisurely meal overlooking the water as you dine on the freshest of seafood and our region’s local produce – Baltimore Restaurant Bar & Café remains a firm favourite . “Fantastic restaurant, beautiful waterfront location, accomplished menu, and good service” reads the latest review. When you visit the picturesque Port Marina, indulge in some of the finest food you’ll find in our region – breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Baltimore Restaurant Bar & Cafe

7 days, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Relax by the river in the picturesque marina with your take away fish & chips or ice cream or just indulge in some of our local seafood for the barbie tonight.

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Port Bundaberg

Gateway to the reef International visitors access Bundaberg Port Marina as a “gateway” to Southern Great Barrier Reef and the perfect centralised base for inland adventures – there’s so much to see in this region, especially for boaties including our nearby islands – Lady Elliot, Lady Musgrave, Heron and Fraser. The Marina enjoys an all-weather safe entrance from the Burnett River at any time and in the most extreme conditions. There is no bar to worry about and the well-defined shipping channel ensures boats are not in danger of running aground. For yachts making the annual trek to the Whitsundays, a visit to Bundaberg is an important stopover and the ideal place to restock vital supplies before the long haul north.

Bundaberg enjoys an enviable position on the coast with everything a sailor needs available from the marina - routine maintenance and repairs plus the Marina Office open seven days with courtesy bus to the city. Safe entry – all weather Our Port Marina is the safest, most accessible entrance in Queensland and New South Wales with professional friendly Customs and Quarantine Officers specialising in small craft arrival. It’s the closest to New Caledonia (783nm) and Vanuatu (1000nm). The top quality 180 berths have power, water, security lighting and wireless broadband at most of the sites.

Bundaberg Port Marina is situated 1 nautical mile from the entrance of the Burnett River and offers all weather, all tides deep water access to visitors to the Coral Coast.

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Burnett Heads

A relaxed coastal village Burnett Heads/Port of Bundaberg is the “Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef” – a relaxed coastal village located not far from Mon Repos Conservation Park and 17kms from the centre of Bundaberg. Burnett Heads has a variety of caravan parks, marinas, pubs and clubs mixed with waterfront dining and boutique shopping outlets. Burnett Heads’ great natural experiences include: • Turtle Trail Walk – enjoy this coastal stroll with great views of the coastline between Burnett Heads and Bargara. • Oaks Beach – safe swimming with weekend patrols over summer • Sharkies Beach – between north end of Mon Repos and Oaks Beach, secluded and enjoyed by locals for a leisurely stroll, swim, or snorkel. • Butchers Rocks – see basalt rock formations left behind after the volcanic Hummock eruption. Lava bubbles have left behind rock pools with soft corals and plenty of sea creatures; wet a line or snorkel in the right conditions. • Boat Harbour Sea Wall – land based fishing spot • Wallace Creek – great for kayaking, crabbing, fishing. At low tide nearby Duchess Rocks has a display of soft coral and it’s here where remnants of an ancient lava flow can be viewed. Snorkel or fish off the rock wall and then check out the marina to see how the yachties live. There’s plenty of space to run and play at the playground on the waterfront

Burnett Heads where the ocean meets the river.

South Head Parklands & Playground

Located on the waterfront at Burnett Heads, this beautiful park offers plenty of space to run and play. For the kids there’s a large climbing frame plus a smaller playground. You can sit back and enjoy the view of the pristine blue water while watching a kids play in the great outdoors. There’s also a skate park in the area and South Head Parklands is the venue for the annual Lighthouse Festival held on the last weekend each October.

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Burnett Heads

Burnett Heads Lighthouse Festival It’s in its seventh year and has established itself as an iconic family event on the Bundaberg Region calendar. It’s an exceptional day out on October 29 for all ages and takes place in a scenic setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean The town’s historic lighthouse forms the centrepiece of all the fun and entertainment. The Lighthouse Festival provides visitorswith an inexpensive day out while being entertained and enjoying the lifestyle highights of the area. Activities include live music, art and photography exhibitions, lifestyle displays, a range of cuisine, Kids Zone, demos by businesses and community groups, rides and stalls. The evening ends with a fireworks display. www.thelighthousefestival.com.au

Burnett Heads to Oaks Beach – on the right path Coral Coast Pathways take you all the way from Burnett Heads to Kellys Beach at Bargara, promoting a healthy lifestyle whether walking or cycling. Burnett Heads has a long seagoing heritage with a multi-lane boat ramp and no delays in taking to the water. Burnett Heads Lighthouse was originally built in 1873, retired in 1971 and relocated in one piece for preservation to Lighthouse Park. The new Lighthouse is one of two Australian Cospas Sarsat satellite ground receiver stations. Burnett Heritage Trail – winds from Oaks Beach via the former Pilot Station Reserve, taking in both the original South Head Lighthouse and the new taller automatic Lighthouse. Oaks Beach situated south of Burnett Heads is 50m long and great for fishing, swimming, rock walking and snorkelling. You can even spot turtles here during the season from November to March. Oaks Beach to Neilson Park – known as The Turtle Trail, proving walkers and cyclists with a shared pathway to enjoy and experience the region’s natural diversity. Native wildlife may be encountered on this pathway.

The historic timber lighthouse dating from 1873 originally sited on South Head (the southern entrance to the Burnett River), was replaced by a modern structure in 1971.

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Gin Gin and Mount Perry

Take a country drive to Mount Perry Mount Perry is 52.8 km from Gin Gin on the Gin Gin Mount Perry Road and full of country spirit. Check out the engineering marvel, the National Heritage Listed Boolbunda Tunnel carved out of pure rock without machinery, the 192 metre tunnel is the longest unsupported manmade structure of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It has the distinction of being the longest unsupported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere, originally built in 1883 for the railway line between Bundaberg and Mount Perry to service the copper mines. Now it is home to a colony of bent-winged bats and used to access residential properties. Mount Perry is also home to country style events including Camel Cup, Woodchop and for a great day at a country race meeting the Mount Perry Races are held on November 12. One of the many historical buildings in Mount Perry

The 192 metre long Boolbunda Tunnel.

Paradise Dam Barra and Bass re-stocking

This 40km stretch of water 60km south of Gin Gin has great water sports – skiing, jet skiing, sailing, swimming and fishing (go after bass and barra added by the Paradise Restocking Association). Relax with picnics, gas barbecues, environmentally friendly amenities, fish scaling benches and there’s a brand new boat ramp at Mingo Crossing. Stay in comfort, & enjoy the peaceful setting at

MOUNT PERRY CARAVAN PARK

Picturesque location, nestled within the Boolboonda and Normanby Ranges. Conveniently located with café on site and walking distance to town centre. Beautiful landscaped park offering –  Ensuite cabins (disabled available)  Powered & non powered sites for vans & camping

WIN TV Family Fishing Classic It’s on at Lake Monduran on October 15, 16 in 2016. This is one of the biggest freshwater fishing competitions in Queensland and is the major fund-raiser to stock Lake Monduran. Come along for a great time and help MASA raise money to stock the dam. Cash prizes for longest barra, heaviest bass, heaviest catfish; major lucky draw of boat, motor and trailer package, junior draw prize of kid’s kayak, daily catch prizes, licensed bar, good food and plenty of lucky draws for registered competitors. More details www.masa-fishstocking.org.au Check out accommodation at www.lakem.com.au

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Gin Gin and Mount Perry

Gin Gin- stopover between Bundaberg and Gladstone Gin Gin, 51 kms west of Bundaberg is the ideal rest stop when travelling with the Historical Society Museum, Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

You must try a pie

A must visit is the Travellers Rest Café located in the main street of Gin Gin, famous for their Award Winning Pies, Having won awards across seven categories in the 2015 Great Australian Pie Competition, the café is widely renowned for their large variety of delicious homemade pies. The café is very traveller friendly, with loads of parking space outside and dogs welcomed in the outdoor dining area. It’s 52.8km to Mount Perry on the Gin Gin Mount Perry Road, then a further 69km to Gayndah – from there you can make your way back to Bundy. Easy caravan parking in the wide main street allows access to the shady picnic tables, barbecues and amenities set among well-tended gardens – cafes, hotels and bakeries are close by for delicious refreshments. Accommodation includes caravan parks, camping, motels, hotels, B&Bs and self-contained cottages and you’ll find genuine country hospitality at pubs and cafes, that’s for sure.

Gin Gin’s rich history

The Courthouse Gallery, run by art-loving volunteers was opened in 2003 by Governor Quentin Bryce and you can also step back in time in the original Courtroom with 1880s prisoners’ dock and magistrate’s desk. Read all about Gin Gin’s local bushranger James McPherson (the Wild Scotchman) The main street is alive with colour with Gin Gin’s history expressed in murals, including the Wild Scotchman’s capture. Gin Gin’s Country Markets are held each Saturday morning on the Historical Society grounds. It’s the ideal venue to pick up bargains among the 70 plus stalls. There’s fresh local produce, bric-a-brac, novelties, art and craft. The BBQ hut offers excellent country-style breakfasts, burgers and drinks with real country hospitality.

The ideal rest spot between Bundaberg and Miriam Vale is Gin Gin.

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Childers and Woodgate

Childers – in the beginning The first inhabitants of Childers were the aboriginal Kabi Kabi tribe living a traditional lifestyle focused on native foods of the area, and fishing in nearby streams, rivers and the sea. Europeans first came to the area in the 1850s, the river Isis being named after a river in Britain, itself named after the Egyptian goddess of fertility. While this name later proved to be apt with the discovery of the rich red soils of the Isis plateau, this fact was not known at the time the river was named. The first permanent cattle properties in the area were "Eureka" in 1854 and "Agnes Vale" in 1855. The great impetus for growth in local agriculture came with the arrival of the railway line to Childers in 1887, Cordalba in 1896, and Booyal and Dallarnil in 1913. Sugar was the key crop, with the district mill at Isis Central first crushing in 1897. The hillier former cane lands closer to Childers have been used in recent years for vegetable and fruit crops. Named after the well known British prime minister, Churchill Street is the main street and exudes charm in its well preserved heritage character. Childers was reputedly named after the Victorian Auditor General of the time, Mr Hugh Childers.

Woodgate’s white sandy beach is a fisherman’s paradise, where you can catch everything from whiting and bream to black marlin.

Childers and Woodgate

Mammino Ice-cream in Childers offer home made gourmet ice-creams which are made to a secret family recipe handed down through the generations

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Find time to visit our friendly neighbours, Childers 50km south on the Bruce Highway and Woodgate (from Childers turn off highway down Goodwood Road) In Childers see the Backpackers Memorial featuring the Memory Wall and photograph-like portrait of young lives lost in the 2000 fire plus the famous Pharmaceutical Museum now dispensing tourist information rather than potent cures and unique in Australia with incredible memorabilia. In Lucketts Road, indulge in award-winning Mammino’s Ice Cream at their factory, and drop in to see Monty the Python at Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo open 9.30am to 3pm except Wednesdays. Flying High Bird Sanctuary at Apple Tree Creek – 6km north of Childers towards Bundaberg is a great bird habitat with walkthrough free-flight aviaries. Visitors can walk with the birds on the 400 metre walking trail and stop at feeding stations on the way. Phone 41263 777. Closed Saturdays. Woodgate Beach – with 16 kms of curving sandy beach is enjoying growth expansion while retaining its original charm of a laidback seaside town close to a National Park. The boardwalk lets you enjoy the Park to its fullest with a walkway/cycleway running the length of the esplanade with bikes for hire. Woodgate’s peaceful waters and white sandy beach are a fisherman’s paradise, safe swimming for family holidays and tranquillity in abundance. www.coastlinenews.com.au


Agnes Water - Town of 1770

Relax... your on Agnes Time Sounds just what you need doesn’t it and the choices are all yours on the Discovery Coast, just six hours drive from Brisbane. Town of 1770 and Agnes Water are the hub of this stretch of coast surrounded by rural hinterland, untouched national parks and deep blue waters of the Coral Sea. Agnes Water is the most northern surf beach on the east coast of Australia and is paradise for board riders with unbelievable breaks. One of the most beautiful locations on the Queensland coast is Town of 1770 just minutes from Agnes and named after the visit of Lt James Cook in May 1770 with the Captain Cook Festival held each year. For those who need an indulgent holiday this area can cater with exclusive B&Bs, holiday homes and five-star resorts with million dollar ocean views. There are also backpackers, camping grounds and caravan parks, well appointed motels and holiday apartments. The choice is yours – ride the LARC, drop in a line, cruise to Lady Musgrave Island (closest mainland departure point) take in the picturesque views, relax by the ocean, explore the national parks- have fun.

Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern-most surf beach and is last in a line of beautiful, unspoiled beaches that sweep up the coast from Bundaberg.

Lieutenant James Cook landed on 24th May 1770 near where this photograph was taken.

“Small Museum – enormous interest” Visit Agnes Water Museum where you can spend time learning the history of the area: • Origins of the names of 1770 and Agnes Water • The Endeavour voyage, Lt James Cook and the specimens collected ashore by Joseph Banks • Bustard Heads Lightstation – first lighthouse on the Queensland coast – see the original telescope. There’s also aboriginal artefacts, a mineral and fossil collection, early dolls, prams and cots. The main building houses the Maritime and Endeavour Display with photographs of plants, information on Cook’s voyage with charts and journals. The newly constructed walkway starting at the museum will take you through the bushland to Agnes Water Headland. www.coastlinenews.com.au

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Moore Park

Moore Park Beach – 20 kms of golden beaches Moore Park Beach, the seaside township with 20kms of unspoilt golden beaches is the first choice for those wanting an unhurried relaxing beach getaway. Go over the bridge to North Bundaberg and follow the signs for about 25 kms to see why regular holiday makers return year after year for swimming, surfing, fishing, long walks or 4WDriving. Take your 4WD along the northern 10km of beach to the mouth of the Kolan River with only the occasional roofline seen from the beach – you’ll feel a million miles away from the daily grind. Accommodation includes camping and cabins, motel, bush huts,

stylish apartments with nothing between you and the beach except a vegetated wildlife reserve.

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We have MORE for you at the Moore Park Tavern • Inside and outside dining • Pokies, Keno & TAB • Bottle Shop • Courtesy Bus • Outdoor Kids Playground

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There are six different parklands and the Memorial Garden is the focus for services including Anzac Day, Long Tan Day, Remembrance Day. See the plaques commemorating locals who gave their lives in conflict. Facilities include IGA Supermarket, bakery, hardware, speciality stores, service station with great food and great night out at Moore Park Beach Bowls Club Bistro and Moore Park Beach Tavern.

A new tourist park and backpacker accommodation comprising 70 cabins, 50 van sites and 36 backpacker beds is on the way at the site of the Moore Park Beach Tavern. It also includes a camping area, recreation facilities, barbecues and pool. Cabins will be for short-term use only, not permanent accommodation. Staging of the cabins across five increments ensures each stage is delivered based on demand. The exciting new development will further bolster Moore Park’s appeal to tourists and offer opportunities for people wishing to venture into hospitality and tourism industries.

MOORE PARK BEACH BOWLS & SPORTS CLUB

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Just a minute’s walk from the Caravan Park and beautiful Moore Park Beach.

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How well do you know Bundaberg? Win Kingfisher Bay Resort stay for two - plus a Whale-Watching Tour What a fabulous prize – be sure you’re in it to win three nights accommodation for two at multi award-winning Kingfisher Bay Resort, the perfect base to explore World Heritage-listed Fraser Island PLUS a Whale Watch trip on the Quick Cat II from Hervey Bay Whale Watch. The most awarded whale watching vessel in Australia, it has won over 40 awards, and belongs to the Fraser Coast Hall Of Fame. Hervey Bay Whale Watch celebrated 30 years of expert whale watching last year ensuring your amazing experience is truly memorable. Whales love showing off to visitors and all the action’s close by to your base at fabulous Kingfisher Bay Resort. You must be available to take your prize during 2017 whale watching season (mid July to early November) Check www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au Kingfisher Bay Resort For classy laid-back style, expert rangers and excellent staff to look after you, Kingfisher Bay Resort has everything – superb restaurants incorporating native foods, bars, family bistros, pools, guided canoe paddle, Ranger’s Night Walk and Bush Tucker Tasting. Their Beauty Spots Day Tour takes in the crystal clear Lake McKenzie, Seventy-Five Mile Beach, majestic rainforests, Maheeno Wreck and Champagne Pools.

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How to enter: go to our website www.coastlinenews.com.au enter this code: BB2.16 and answer these questions or you can write your answers on the back of an envelope with your name, address and phone number and leave in the entry box at Rosieblu at 90A Bourbong Street, Bundaberg or at Bargara Meats, Centrepoint, Bargara. Entry is free and only one per household.

What is the Mayor’s name on the plaque beside the tree in front of the Hinkler Hall of Aviation in the Botanic Gardens which was planted to celebrate the bicentenary of Queensland in 1988.

This is a Major Mitchell cockatoo at Alexandra Park zoo in Quay Street. What is his name. ( It’s on the notice board )

Kids love the Turtle Playground at Bargara. What is the main colour of the two “kissing” fish.

Entries close 28th February 2017 A draw will be held from all correct entries and the winner will be notified. Winners will be announced in the March Bundy Book and the July Bundy Local Book www.coastlinenews.com.au

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Queensland Must Visit Websites www.coastlinenews.com.au Coastline Newspaper Group, our history, all our publications: Tourist Queensland, Coalfields Express, The Bundy Book – this is us!

www.queensland.com/events Comprehensive guide to events, festivals, entertainment and visitor information on all the state’s tourism regions. Tips and advice on where to stay, climate, museums, and who to contact. They know Queensland!

www.southernqueenslandcountry.com.au

www.outbacknow.com.au It’s big, it’s diverse, our great Outback and its authentically country style towns are all covered here – Charleville, Birdsville, Longreach, Cunnamulla – dinosaurs, camel races, tours, accommodation and jobs.

www.teq.queensland.com A multi-purpose website full of corporate news, career opportunities in the tourism industry, promotions, research, statistics, major event support, and e-newsletters.

www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef plus the mainland centres, accommodation, how to get there, all the different islands, resorts, attractions, sailing and glorious food.

The Southern Downs region is where you experience all four seasons in such a delightful way – a wine, food, cultural and farming experience taking you through the Granite Belt and South Burnett– Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Warwick, Kingaroy and all fascinating towns in between.

www.visitportdouglasdaintree.com Port Douglas is an hour’s drive from Cairns and along with the Daintree region has an ideal climate all year round – getting around is easy, choose from shuttle bus, walking, bicycle hire, guided tours, boat cruises, helicopters for charter. Port Douglas has long been favoured as a getaway for A-list celebrities but rest assured while luxury is a highlight – backpackers and families are equally catered for.

www.visitfrasercoast.com Covering Hervey Bay, the famous Whale-Watch Season tours, historic Maryborough and World Heritage Listed Fraser Island – tours, fishing, adventure activities.

www.visitgoldcoast.com www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Combining intensive information and advice about our National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing, Parks & Wildlife offices, Camping permits and more about our great outdoors and how to keep it, and yourself safe as you explore.

See why this is our favourite playground, which beach suits you, night-life, incredible theme-parks, hinterland, tours and where to stay once you arrive – all you need to know.

www.visitsunshinecoast.com Get active or laze in the sun on beaches from Caloundra to Noosa, events, markets, accommodation, where to eat, kids’ activity parks, plus the lush hinterland.

www.visitbrisbane.com.au www.qpac.com.au Feel like some spectacular live theatre experiences? Queensland Performing Arts Complex at South Brisbane just keep the world-class live performances coming one after another – for adults and young children too. Their holiday programs are great for kids. Famous visitors have included Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, John Cleese, Bolshoi Ballet and many many more. 34 | The Bundy Book 

www.bundabergregion.org Home of famous Bundy Rum and largest turtle rookery on the eastern coast. Rum Distillery Tours, Turtle Tours, events, B&Bs, motels and its many seaside centres.

All about our capital, the river, shopping, museums, how to get around, art galleries, five-star hotels, award winning restaurants, visitor guides, things to do.

www.athertontablelands.com.au Going north? This site covers everywhere from Kuranda, Atherton, Mareeba plus Cairns, Daintree, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach. Tour details – rainforest, 4WD, visitor info centres, adrenalin activities, food & wines.

www.bundabergrum.com.au Visit the distillery, sample the famous drop, take home a unique souvenir from the Bondstore - each year more than 100,000 visitors explore the rummaking process first hand, starting with molasses kept in the world’s largest storage wells. Relax in the Bundy Tasting Bar, take the Distillery Tour or self guided interactive experience.

www.visitagnes1770.com.au You’ve discovered paradise – on the Discovery Coast, just as Captain Cook did in 1770. (The Captain Cook Festival is held each year in May) The casual village-like atmosphere of these gorgeous places seemingly tucked away from everywhere will have you hooked! Pristine, absolutely beautiful beaches – so much to see and do – and the ultimate in relaxation – go there! www.coastlinenews.com.au


Turn the radio on!

Bundaberg Broadcasters is home to Classic Hits 4BU, Hitz 939 & Kix Country.

Bundaberg’s “heritage” station, Classic Hits 4BU celebrated its 80th birthday last December, and is still bringing the latest local news and information, best 60s to 90s music with presenters who are “household names”.

Trevor Leutton. Luke Cross from Kix Country.

Billy Healy.

Trevor Leutton is on air for breakfast followed by Billy Healy making us smile with positive local stories about great people in Wide Bay Today. Paul Egan has the afternoon programme plus Saturday Sports Show. From 4pm enjoy 20 20 Retro then 70s at Sunset. You can then have your say with Steve Price talkback show at night. Hitz 939 has the best music from the 80’s to now, top local presenters Bryce and Trace, Simone and Kenny and national stars Fitzy and Wippa and Kyle and Jackie O, Simone’s Weekday Workday and Kenny in the Backseat.

Bryce & Trace.

Kix Country comes out of Bundaberg studios and is broadcast around Australia including digital services in Perth and Darwin. Justin Thomson, Luke Cross and Andrea Waycott present country music’s best 24/7.

For more information on the best of Bundaberg radio go to

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www.bundabergradio.com.au Source: Bundaberg Survey #1 2016 - XTRA Research.

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Turn the radio on!

Bundaberg Broadcasters is home to Classic Hits 4BU, Hitz 939 & Kix Country.

Bundaberg’s “heritage” station, Classic Hits 4BU celebrated its 80th birthday last December, and is still bringing the latest local news and information, best 60s to 90s music with presenters who are “household names”.

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Trevor Leutton.

Luke Cross from Kix Country.

Billy Healy.

Trevor Leutton is on air for breakfast followed by Billy Healy making us smile with positive local stories about great people in Wide Bay Today. Paul Egan has the afternoon programme plus Saturday Sports Show. From 4pm enjoy 20 20 Retro then 70s at Sunset. You can then have your say with Steve Price talkback show at night. Hitz 939 has the best music from the 80’s to now, top local presenters Bryce and Trace, Simone and Kenny and national stars Fitzy and Wippa and Kyle and Jackie O, Simone’s Weekday Workday and Kenny in the Backseat.

AFFORDABLE LUXURY RETIREMENT Kix Country comes out of Bundaberg studios and is broadcast around Australia including LIVING FOR THE OVER 55’S digital services in Perth and Darwin. Justin Thomson, Luke Cross and Andrea Waycott present

Bryce & Trace.

country music’s best 24/7.

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For more information on the best of Bundaberg radio go to www.bundabergradio.com.au

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Source: Bundaberg Survey #1 2016 - XTRA Research.

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