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Brewhouse Ballistic Bargara tempts with local boutique brews

Brewhouse Ballistic Bargara tempts with local boutique brews

Guest Blogger Bio Jess Marsellos

As you enter the brewhouse mismatched couches and chairs, old electrical wooden spindles for tables and a selection of bar games to keep you entertained greet you. It's laid back, let’s settle in for the long haul type atmosphere, means you will have loads of time to try the huge selection of craft brews on tap. 

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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. 

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. 

Traveller - World's funniest wildlife photo 2020

Traveller - World's funniest wildlife photo 2020

Annie Dang
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World's funniest wildlife photo 2020: Photographer Mark Fitzpatrick on capturing great shots
It was an image so hilarious yet so apt that it resonated around a pandemic-scarred world. A turtle is pictured off Queensland doing just what everyone felt like doing to 2020 - flipping it the bird with a perfectly positioned flipper.