A Taste of Bundaberg with Hayden Quinn>

The Bundaberg region's food bowl and passionate makers will be tantalising taste buds across the nations living rooms this Sunday with Channel Ten's food and lifestyle show, Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn.

MasterChef Alumni and avid foodie, Hayden Quinn, visited the region as part of Bundaberg Tourism’s culinary campaign and will share the regions incredible culinary offerings and natural wonders, with the stories of Lincoln and Luke from the Seafood Smokery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, the Steinhardt family of Macadamias Australia and experienced turtle rangers of Mon Repos Turtle Centre.

Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn captures the rich stories of Australian food and drink lovers, producers, makers and more, by rolling up sleeves and getting hands dirty to truly discover the people behind the food and drink experiences and the places that make up our beautiful backyard.

With the TV series well into its fifth season, Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn continues to capture the hearts of Australian’s, giving them a glimpse into some of the delicious and authentic experiences on offer in the Bundaberg Region, and in turn staying front of mind when they are planning their next holiday.

After airing to the nation, Bundaberg’s diverse culinary and natural wonders will be amplified across social media channels. Recipes using local ingredients and short clips of the makers themselves, will be shared across both the Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn website and social media along with well-known travel partner, Wotif.com, bringing a taste of Bundaberg to their valued travel audiences across social media channels and website also.

Bundaberg Tourism's CEO, Katherine Reid has shared her excitement of welcoming the broadcaster into region.

“Here in Bundaberg we are so fortunate to have many passionate makers, distillers, producers and fishermen right here in our backyard who are working every day to deliver mouth-watering flavours to locals and visitors alike, 365 days of the year. Investment with broadcast media partners like Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn is a brilliant way to showcase the destination to potential visitors.

Having an opportunity to share our regions food producing rockstars and their passionate stories to the nation is a fantastic way of highlighting the authentic Bundaberg experience which visitors can expect to have on holiday. From our world-class drink brands, our warm welcome, beautiful beaches and fresh tastes, who better to share their legacy and the place they call home, than the makers themselves. “

Lincoln Kirchner, Founder of The Seafood Smokery looks forward to sharing his story with locals and visitors following the episode.

“We were thrilled to be part of the Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn production. We enjoyed meeting Hayden and sharing in his enthusiasm for our business, working together on discussing our product process, sharing our story that has shaped our family business and bringing insight to the region's incredible seafood offering. Throughout the episode, we hope to capture the bespoke techniques and careful journey that we take to produce our award-winning products and entice visitors far and wide to come have a taste and experience if for themselves.”

Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn has a total whole-of-season audience of 4 million viewers and with the addition of their travel partnership with Wotif.com, this will see an additional 1 million people reached per episode and amplified 300,000 across the brands social platforms.

Be sure to tune in and catch our local characters as they journey with Hayden across the region on Channel 10, Sunday 19th June at 4:30pm, also available on 10Play.