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Weekend Itinerary: Foodie Getaway With The Girls

From Friday 11 June – Sunday 20 June 2021, the Bundaberg region will be overflowing with delicious foodie events for Taste Bundaberg Festival.

What is Taste Bundaberg Festival? Held over 10 tasty days, Taste Bundaberg Festival is an invitation to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, pile plates high and leave glasses empty. Come, take a seat at The Great Bundaberg Feast.

Check out this foodie weekend getaway you and your friends need to take!

FRIDAY 11 JUNE

Check-in

June is all about celebrating the flourishing water ways and coastal lifestyle that the Bundaberg region is blessed with so check-in somewhere waterfront to enjoy our lifestyle.

Try: Looking for stunning ocean views and relaxed coastal vibes? Try C Bargara or Manta Bargara.

 

Luscious Lunch

After settling in and building up an appetite, visit a local café where farm-gate-to-plate dining is the way of life.

Try: For a lunch with bubbles head to Water St Kitchen. This beautifully aesthetic café is situated in suburbia and showcases the best and freshest Bundaberg has to offer. Our pick from their lunch menu is the 'Greensill Sweet Potato Gnocchi with tomatoes, rocket and pecorino' – give it a go!

 

Chilli & Lime Fiesta!

Spice things up at Bundys biggest beer garden by the river, at Riverfeast's Chilli & Lime Fiesta! 

Celebrate you first evening in our backyard with sweeping river views and fairy-floss coloured skies as the sun sets over the historical Burnett River before tasting our regions subtropical flavours with hard-hitting chilli and zesty limes, grown from local growers Austchilli & Bundy Limes. Sit back, relax and unwind with live entertainment plenty of food and local drinks that will tantalise taste buds. 

When: Friday 11 June 2021, 5pm - 9:30pm
Where: Riverfeast, 1A Scotland Street, Bundaberg. 
How Much: Free - Registrations are essential to attend the event so be sure to register below!

REGISTER HERE 

 

SATURDAY 12 JUNE

Taste Farmers Market

The Bundaberg Region is renowned as Australia’s food bowl growing 25% of the nations fresh fruit and veg all year-round, and the Taste Farmers Market is your chance to fill your bowl – and your pantry with the regions best produce! With fresh fruit and veg picked straight from the field, trees and vines to the diverse range of tasty treat delivered direct from the paddock and handed over from trawlers, the diverse range of tasty treats is endless. Weave your way between stalls meeting passionate farmers and fishermen as they share in the history of their produce, why it's the best of the best and the reason behind growing local. 

After filling your belly and piling your basket high with delicious eats, catch celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow as she makes a special appearance with 200 free signed cook books, perfect to pair with your new fresh market finds.

When: Saturday 12 June 2021, 7am – 11am
Where: Alexandra Park (West), Quay Street, Bundaberg
How Much: Free  

 

Iconic Bundaberg Drinks

When you think 'Bundaberg' you probably think Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg Ginger Beer (Bundaberg Brewed Drinks). Visit these iconic drinks products on your next trip to the rum capital and discover how your favourite brew is made.

Try: Take a tour through the newly renovated Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel, experience the interactive museum, taste your way through all 14 flavours and take how a mixed 6 pack of your choosing! For something a little stronger visit Bundaberg Rum and enjoy a Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience. Stroll at your own pace through the museum, uncovering Bundaberg Rum's rich past, before touring the facility with a Bundaberg Rum legend. 

 

Local Flavours by Poh

You might recognise her from the ever-popular show MasterChef, as she wowed judges with her dishes bursting with flavour, come experience an afternoon with celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow as she shares her love for food in an exciting Cooking Demonstration. Watch on as Poh incorporates the produce grown from the rich red earth of the Bundaberg region and be inspired by the ways you can use the regions produce in your dishes at home!

When: Saturday 12 June 2021, between 1-2pm & 3-4pm
Where: Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre, 1 Civic Avenue
How Much: $30

BOOK HERE  

Unveiling the People's Cider

It’s a cider decided by the people, made for the people and celebrated by the people, and is the most-interactive drink-making experiment Bundaberg has ever seen! Don't miss celebrating an evening surrounded by local fellow cider fans and passionate cidermakers Zoe and Josh, as they unveil The People's Cider with nibbles, expert musings and a behind the scenes peek of where the magic happens. Discover their entire range of quirky flavours and be sure to take a six-pack with you to enjoy at home.  

When: Saturday 12 June 2021, 5pm-10pm
Where: Ohana Winery, 5 Alexandra Street, Bundaberg
How Much: Free - RSVP for the event to save yourself a seat!

BOOK HERE 

 

SUNDAY 13 JUNE

The Big Bargara Breakfast

Find out why Bundaberg flocks to Bargara each weekend for breakfast. Grab a table with your girls at one of our many coastal cafes and enjoy fresh produce crafted into delicious dishes. Cafes will also be dishing up something extra special for The Big Bargara Breakfast so check their special boards!

Try: The Windmill Cafe's Breakfast Bowl complete with fresh avocado tossed with rocket, Meredith's Goats cheese, locally grown tomatoes and roasted macadamia crumb pesto placed on a bed of sourdough. 

When: Sunday 9 June 2019, 7am – 10am
Where: Your Bargara Café of choice
How Much: Your breakfast, your budget

MORE INFO HERE

 

Belly-Up Beachside

After having a feed spend the morning belly-up and beachside at one of our many beaches. Enjoy the surf at Neilson's, sunbake at Elliott Heads or find a rock pooled lagoon along the coast for some snorkelling. You can even hire a bike and ride from beach to beach if you are looking to burn off breakfast (or feel less guilty about the gelato you're craving from Bundaberg's Alowishus Delicious!).

 

Paddock to Plate Luncheon

Bringing together passionate foodies, taste your way through the region’s delicious flavours at HSG At The Garden's 3-course dining experience! A unique paddock to plate experience, listen to local producers as they tell their journey of growing fresh produce and the key to Bundaberg's exquisite drinks revolution, before tasting the Bundaberg difference on the tip of your tongue.

When: Sunday 13 June, 12pm – 3pm
Where: HSG At The Gardens, 57 Gorlicks Road
How Much: $65

BOOK HERE

 

Time to head home (or add an extra day or two and snorkel the Southern Great Barrier Reef) knowing your appetite has been satisfied and that you can enjoy another foodie weekend all year-round with our abundant fresh local produce being grown, caught, brewed and distilled 365days of the year!

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