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More than just rum, it’s an experience for all the senses

More than just rum, it’s an experience for all the senses

Guest Blogger Bio Jess Marsellos

Upon arriving at Australia’s largest craft distillery the scent of cane country wafts in the air. Sweet molasses, the hustle and bustle of a working sugar mill and maybe even the sound of a cane train arriving with a freshly cut batch of sugarcane in tow. Bundaberg Rum is in the beating heart of Bundaberg sugar cane country and the two go hand in hand with the fresh molasses (a by-product of cane production) carted over to the distillery to be made into this special rum that is proud to call Bundaberg home.

Banker Turned Baker Creates Sourdough Bakehouse

Banker Turned Baker Creates Sourdough Bakehouse

Guest Blogger Bio Jess Marsellos

How does a business banker turn into one of the best organic sourdough bakers in the Wide Bay region? Passion, enthusiasm and absolute dedication to creating one of the best handcrafted sourdough bakehouses to be found near or far. 

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Meet Mellywonker and her chocolate coated life

Meet Mellywonker and her chocolate coated life

A second generation confectioner who took 38 years to realise her dream of owning her own chocolate shop, Melanice Jacobsen has never looked back. Affectionately nicknamed “Mellywonker” Cha Cha Chocolate truly does feel like walking into Willy Wonka’s whimsical and fantastical confectionery and chocolate factory. 

Meet the Great 8: Mantas and Rays

Meet the Great 8: Mantas and Rays

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

A Master Reef Guide True Story – This actually happens on the Southern Great Barrier Reef
The best places to spot manta rays are around Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island

Southern Great Barrier Reef Corals

Southern Great Barrier Reef Corals

Guest Blogger Bio Natalie Lobartolo

The Southern Great Barrier Reef is comprised of coral cays – underwater hills that were once completely submerged, until baby corals began to colonize the substrate, growing up and out towards the surface and sunlight. Corals form the most intricately stunning structures. They are the basis of all life on the reef.