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From ‘moonscape’ to flourishing oasis: How climate leadership transformed Lady Elliot Island

From ‘moonscape’ to flourishing oasis: How climate leadership transformed Lady Elliot Island

The pristine waters of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef are a haven for over 1,200 species of fish, turtles, reef sharks and manta rays. This abundance of awe-inspiring sea life is also a drawcard for snorkelers and divers who love swimming in the presence of such majestic animals. And when they do, there’s no better place to stay than the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. It’s the perfect place for eco-minded adventurers to come for their R and R.

'It's all about connection': How Kelly's Beach Resort is thinking green!

'It's all about connection': How Kelly's Beach Resort is thinking green!

Kellys Beach Resort is all about connecting – to each other and to the natural beauty of the Bundaberg region. It’s a delightful place for families, who can relax in one of the 40 self-contained eco-villas set on lush resort grounds. Each villa can sleep between five and seven in an immediate family, making the resort a great-value option for parents of larger tribes looking for a relaxed beach escape. The wide range of facilities including pools, a tennis court, games room and restaurant can keep families entertained onsite. However, they’re likely to be drawn out for a short stroll along bushland paths by the stunning surf and sand of nearby Bargara.

Bundaberg’s sweet potatoes grow with the help of your coffee cup!

Bundaberg’s sweet potatoes grow with the help of your coffee cup!

If you’ve bought a sweet potato from an Australian supermarket recently, there’s a fair chance it will be a proud product of Bundaberg. Our region grows over 70% of Australia’s sweet potato supply. Always in season and harvested 52 weeks of the year, sweet potatoes are a hardworking crop so growers are always on the lookout for innovative ways to replenish the soils they grow in. One of the country’s biggest growers, Greensill Farming, has opened a new composting facility that turns your takeaway coffee cup into rich compost that helps grow their sweet potato crop.

Pushing boundaries: How Bundaberg Rum strives for sustainability

Pushing boundaries: How Bundaberg Rum strives for sustainability

Rum is what happens when a creative but thirsty soul decides to ferment molasses. Sure, there are a few other steps involved in turning a by-product of sugar milling into drinkable alcohol. But at heart, it’s all about making sure that nothing goes to waste. With that philosophy in mind, Bundaberg Rum continues to push the boundaries of modern rum making, embedding a zero waste ethos into everything they do.

The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks recipe for success

The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks recipe for success

Naturally brewed, Bundaberg Ginger Beer has been an Aussie favourite since 1968, long before Kombucha exploded onto the cafe scene. It all began when two generations of the Fleming family invested in a bottling and brewing business together. Fast forward fifty plus years into the future – the ginger beer is more iconic than ever and the company behind it is still family owned and operated.