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15 Things to Do with the Family while They're in Town for Christmas

Got family coming up for Christmas? Not sure what to do while they're in town? Check out our top picks to keep everyone entertained!

Swim with the turtles and dive the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island

Explore the majesty of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and swim with the turtles on a day trip with Lady Musgrave Experience and Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort.

2. Create memories to last a lifetime at the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter

Grab Mum, Dad, Nan, Pop, and the kids and experience the miracle of life at the Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. Witness nesting from November – January, and watch as the hatchlings scurry to the ocean from January – March.

3. Discover the freshest seafood

We love our seafood and we do it best. Come enjoy lunch at Grunske's by the River for fresh locally caught seafood, or have seaside fish and chips while admiring the ocean. 

4. Have a tour and tasting at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Be amazed by the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery and learn how this iconic drink is made.

5. Explore local historical hotspots 

Go back in time and explore our historical hotspots. Lean the story of aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, explore the sugar history at Fairymead House Sugar Museum and check out the Bundaberg Railway Museum.

6. Check out the cafe culture

The locavore movement is big on the foodie scene and our cafes have not just jumped on the bandwagon but they're driving! Try local-produce-inspired dishes at Alowishus Delicious, Water St Kitchen or Windmill Cafe Bargara! 

7. Adventure out on the river with
Bundy Belle

Spend some time on the water with Bundy Belle and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee while you learn about the history of the Burnett River.

8. Discover farm-fresh strawberry ice-cream!

Tantalise the taste buds with farm-fresh home-made strawberry ice-cream from Tinaberries! Grown from the farm, Tinaberries ice-cream is unlike any other with flavours of passionfruit, mango, dragonfruit and even blueberry available depending on the season. You can even pick your own punnets worth of strawberries during the season in September through to October.

9. Climb Mt Walsh in the North Burnett

A must-do activity for the adventure seeker while in region. Mt Walsh offers panoramic views of the North Burnett and a hike that will get your heart rate up in no time!

10. Explore the art scene

Get sophisticated at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and Childers Art Gallery, or hit the pavement and explore the street art sprayed around town.

11. Taste-test Mammino Gourmet Ice-cream

Stroll the storybook streets of Childers and stop in at the landmark Paragon Theatre for a Mammino Gourmet Ice-Cream. Mammino's use local produce to create an ice-cream that will have you craving more!

12. Enjoy a glass of locally made wine in Childers

Grab a glass and explore Childers' wineries. Try Sicilian-influenced wine at Hill Of Promise Winery, or explore the vineyard of Vintner's Secret Vineyard, Cellar Door and Cafe, and try their flavourful range. 

13. Catch a live performance or movie at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Always a good time, the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre can keep you entertained with live performance, plays and movies yearly!

14. Uncover the secrets of distilling and brewing

Visit Kalki Moon Distilling and Brewing Company and try their award-winning gin and flavour-filled liquors, perfect for a Christmas gift!

15. Stay on the beach

Don't all cram into one house, enjoy your holiday, give yourself some elbow room and rent out a few rooms on the beach (you know you want to)!

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