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Your Bundaberg Getaway for 2

Days filled with turtle-y awesome encounters, cultural experiences and a whole lotta feasting - escape to Bundaberg for the perfect 3 day getaway for you and a loved one! 

Day One

Where to explore?

  • Cha Cha Chocolate
    Chocoholics and lovers of all things sugary, stop by Cha Cha Chocolate for a journey into wonderland. Chock-a-block with handmade fudges, local products, gourmet gift hampers and old classics such as polly waffles and Russian fudge to name a few, this place has to be seen to be believed.
  • Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel
    This family owned business have been pumping out Australia’s favourite brew for over 50 years, so take a pit stop at The Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel and discover what goes into these iconic brews. Taste test the entire range before picking your favs for a customized 6 pack to take home with you. P.S. if you’re looking for a souvenir, be sure to DIY your own Ginger Beer label!
  • Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounter
    Magical moments, and memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s witnessing nesting mama’s hauling themselves onto the beach, or hatchlings fizzing out of their nests and dashing down to the see – Mon Repos Nightly Turtle Encounter is a bucket list must-do for all ages.

 

Where to eat?

  • One Little Farm
    Paddock to plate eats at it’s finest! One Little Farm, Flowers, Produce & Café is a foodies dream. Feast on delectable eats of savoury muffins, frittatas and wraps, packed with local veggies and house made dressings, surrounded by stunning floristry and shelves abundant with regional goodies, lovingly sourced by Anthony himself.

Day Two

Where to explore?

  • Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours
    Immersive yourself in the aboriginal history of Bundaberg with a half day Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tour. Savour Bec’s home-made damper and bush chutney for morning tea, as you take in the Dreamtime and storytelling of the oldest living culture on earth.
  • Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
    Bert Hinkler captivated the world in the 1920s with record-breaking national and international flights! Bundaberg’s true aviation hero is celebrated at Hinkler Hall of Aviation with glide and flight simulators, display aircrafts, unique museum exhibitions and interactive displays. You can even explore Bert’s home ‘Mon Repos’ which has been rebuilt brick by brick in Bundaberg all the way from Southhampton England! Make an afternoon of it, pack a picnic and relax under the shade of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, before wandering around the fern gardens and rare fruit tree orchard.
  • Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
    On your way back from the Botanic Gardens, finish off your culture-filled day with a pit stop at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. Located in the heart of the CBD and just opposite the riverside parklands, the gallery boasts a year-round program of local, touring and national art exhibitions, visiting artists, workshops, artist talks and guided tours.

 

Where to eat?

  • Grunskes by the River Seafood Market & Restaurant
    Trawler to table eats doesn’t get better than this! Grunskes by the River Seafood Market & Restaurant is your one-stop shop for fresh prawns, Moreton bay bugs, reef fish and so much more, served up with a fresh crisp salad and sweet potato fries – pull up a chair and dig in! Overlooking the mighty Burnett River, this is the perfect spot for a long seafood luncheon, or to pick up some high-quality fresh seafood to take home and grill up on your BBQ.

Day Three

Where to explore?

  • Amandine Lavender Farm
    Start your day as you mean to go on, relax and take it easy with a stroll through Amandine Lavender Farm. As you weave your way through fields of lilac and purple hues, breath in the nostalgic and relaxing scents of lavender and learn how to propagate and grow your own lavender. Check out the quaint gift shop filled with luxury lavender goodies, home fragrances, hampers and more.
  • Bundaberg Rum
    Touch, see and smell your way through the rich history of the worlds best rum, on a distillery tour of Bundaberg Rum. That true blue Australian spirit is showcased through the contagious passion and enthusiasm of your tour guides, most being born and bred Bundy locals, whose dad jokes will have you cracking a smile in weeks to come. So hop on a tour, book in for a blend your own rum experience, or just check out the distillery store. A Bundaberg Icon for a reason.
  • Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company
    Born out of the Bundaberg cane fields, Kalki Moon is a family-owned and operated artisan distillery, leading the regions tipple revolution! Drop into the cellar door and discover the secrets of that Kalki Moon magic, meet the distillers and learn about the entire creation process, before sipping away on a tasting or two in the garden bar.

 

Where to eat?

  • The Orchard Table at Macadamias Australia 
    A true tree-to-table experience, The Orchard Table heroes a seasonal menu, crafted to feature the freshest local produce, combined with the nutty flavours their famed export, Macadamias. Sit amongst the orchard trees, or on the sun-soaked patio, whilst enjoying a barista-made coffee or gelato if you fancy something sweet. As one of the newest experiences on offer in Bundaberg, Macadamias Australia Visitor Experience ticks all the boxes! Immersive self-guided tours, hosted orchard tours, onsite café, sustainable practices, nut tastings and farm shop.

Accommodation

By The Sea

Just a short stroll from cafes, coffee shops and boutiques, C Bargara is the perfect home away from home. With spectacular ocean views from every apartment, take a dip in the pool and enjoy a sundowner on the balcony.

City Life

Immaculately clean rooms, and staff to make you feel right at home, Villa Mirasol is centrally located, just a stone’s throw from the CBD’s restaurants and shops, self-guided heritage walks, theatres, art galleries to keep you busy. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in bed before heading out for your day’s exploring.

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