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Bundaberg

Whether you drive, fly, train, walk or ride as you arrive in Bundaberg, you can't help but notice rolling rich red soil, rows of sugarcane, macadamias and criss-cross grids of Australia's food bowl that greet you in every which way.

Bundaberg city is most fondly associated with rum of the same name and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks which are exported to the world, but a visit to this turtle town will leave much more than just a sweet sensation on the tip of your tongue.

If tours are right up your alley, there are several options - the Bundaberg Rum factory, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House and Wednesday art walk at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

If you like to cruise, you can take a leisurely meander up the Burnett River on a guided boat tour. Or, head out to Lady Musgrave Island onboard a luxury vessel departing from the Bundaberg Port.

Pack your snorkel and togs though because just 15 minutes from the city, swimming, snorkelling, surfing and beachcombing are all just a quick dip away. Head anywhere between Burnett to Elliott Heads - or even ride a bike along the Coral Coast track to experience the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

If visiting between November to March you can also have the Mon Repos turtle experience - a night tour offering up close and personal experiences with these ancient mariners while they lay and hatch.

Bundaberg is also known to have the pick of the crop when it comes to fresh produce straight from the farm. It's referred to as Australia's food bowl with nearly 90 per cent of the countries sweet potatoes grown in the region. The pick of the crop can be found there, with farm gate markets, fresh seafood and many local restaurants and cafes serving up the best, seasonal produce.

Whether you're a connoisseur, art critic, historian or are into the natural nightlife - Bundaberg is a sweet sugar town with more than meets the eye.

Bundaberg
Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Queensland
Australia

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24 February 2018
This iconic festival is now more than 50 years old. With 10 days of festival fun, culminating in an unforgettable weekend of colourful street carnivals and the renowned wine fiesta, Stanthorpe is the must-visit destination in 2018.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

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1 July 2017
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a winter based festival in the coldest town in Queensland. This festival will give a visitors a snow based experience and include a snowfield, ice skating rink, snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

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30 June 2017
The Snowflakes in Stanthorpe winter festival will take place over three days winter themed magical days from the June 30 to July 2, 2017. Join them in the stunning Granite Belt region as they celebrate all things cool, in the coolest place in Queensland.
From AU$155 - 155
17 June 2017
A warming wood fire, a generous serving of local Granite Belt Venison and a glass of Twisted Gum Single Vineyard Dry Grown Granite Belt Shiraz – does life get any better than this? Come join Tim and Michelle Coelli for a five course degustation dinner at the Long Table in their stylish cellar door – a classic 1920s Queenslander with wrap around verandas on three sides.

Opera in the Vineyard

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From AU$110 - 275
30 April 2017
Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

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1 April 2017
Enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the picturesque Twisted Gum Vineyard, followed by wine and cheese matching on the veranda as the sun sets. It will start at 4 pm and go to sunset. For further information please visit their website.
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