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Spend the Australia Day Long Weekend in the Bundaberg North Burnett Region

Looking for something to do this Australia Day long weekend?


It's been a very hot summer this year so escape the heat with an airconditioned, fully contained apartment in Bargara overlooking the ocean, or try a motel in town with an easy stroll to the shops and local cafes.

Try: Enjoy ocean views at Don Pancho Beach Resort and walk from your door to the family-friendly Kelly's Beach. Venture into town, just a short walk from your accommodation, Sugar Country Motor Inn, and grab your shopping or sip coffee as you people watch.

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Visit Australia's Best-Known Tourist Attraction

Spend your Australia Day with Australia's biggest and best tourist attraction, the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Soak up that much-loved summer sun as you explore the coral cays and swim amongst the manta rays and turtles.

Try: Take a day trip out to the stunning Lady Musgrave Island on Lady Musgrave Experience. Pack your bags and fly to Lady Elliot Island and stay at the award-winning Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

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Explore the Aussie Bush

The North Burnett region has no shortage of easy bush walks for the novice hiker, or more difficult terrains for those looking for a challenge with it's plethora of National Parks dotting the countryside. Discover the natural fauna and flora of the area and get back to nature.

Try: Explore the sandstone wilderness at Cania Gorge, cool-off in Utopia Rockpools at Mt Walsh or climb the jiggered landscape of Auburn River National Park.

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A Classic Beach BBQ

Bargara and the Coral Coast offer a range of diverse beaches perfect for finding a shady spot for a beach BBQ before hitting the surf to beat the summer heat. Grab your snags from a local butcher, your drinks from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, and lather on the sunscreen.

Try: Neilson Park offers shady BBQ spots just steps from the surf beach with a popular playground for the kids, The Basin has calm, protected waters perfect for the littlies and for snorkelling.

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Try the Possum Magic Diet

Possum Magic is a memorable children's book shaping childhoods all over Australia. Let loose and eat like the possum with this quintessential menu: ANZAC Biscuits, lamingtons and pavlova.

Try: Put a twist on the classic ANZAC biscuit and pick up some Bunda Ginga for some Bunda Ginga ANZAC biscuits. Explore the cafés and bakeries in search for that perfect Aussie treat.

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