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Splitters Farm to the rescue

Splitters Farm to the rescue

The iridescent blues and green of a peacock’s plume is a beautiful sight to behold. It’s just not something you expect to see among the chooks and goats at Bundaberg’s beloved farm stay and animal sanctuary, Splitters Farm.  But if owner and animal lover Carly Clark...

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Gather around

Gather around

Mum’s reading a book under a beach umbrella. The kids are exploring rock pools and splashing in the water. Dad is having a siesta – these are the ingredients for a perfect beach holiday, especially in a location as beautiful as Agnes Water.  With Summer days so...

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Escape with a great Summer read

Escape with a great Summer read

Surf, sun, sand… and books!  Summer is here and it’s time to hit the beach or chill by the pool with a great summer read. Apples Never Fall is the highly anticipated 2021 release for Australian author, Liane Moriarty. From the outside the Delaney’s seem like the...

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King of the cardboard castle

King of the cardboard castle

Boxing Day. It’s a day to pack away some of the Christmas mess, watch cricket on the television and eat leftovers. For kids, it often involves playing in the empty cardboard boxes. Imaginative play is vital for a child’s development and there is no better catalyst...

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In The Christmas Spirit

In The Christmas Spirit

Most locals know at least one person who makes a trip to Bundaberg each year just to stock up on the limited edition and special release spirits that are available exclusively at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Or perhaps you buy them as gifts for loved ones interstate?...

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Dreaming of a white Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas

WORDS BY LARINE STATHAM-BLAIR   Colours have meaning and connotations. The colour white is achromatic; without hue. It is pure and crisp. It makes you visualise chalk, sand, snow, breaking waves. It might even make you think about icing sugar, sparkling blanc de...

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Up your picnic style

Up your picnic style

With an abundance of beautiful green spaces across the Bundaberg Region, it is almost unthinkable not to enjoy them. But if the idea of packing up and lugging all the gear for a picnic in the park makes you want to stay inside, there is an easier way. Just order a...

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A sight to behold

A sight to behold

Catching a view of our Region’s stunning patchwork landscape from the sky is one of many highlights Coastland Aviation will be offering with their specifically-designed scenic air tours. Sugarcane fields and macadamia tree crops, set against our rich volcanic soils,...

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Circular economy at Kalki Moon

Circular economy at Kalki Moon

Distilling is delicate and precise. It’s a special kind of magic that Kalki Moon casts over the copper stills and ageing barrels that fill its distillery. It is not only what goes into the bottles that owners Rick and Kylie Prosser pay close attention to. They...

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Playing for keeps

Playing for keeps

Gone are the days where playground equipment was just a staircase to a slide and a swing. Modern playground set ups are purposefully designed to promote problem solving, develop physical skills and encourage social interaction. And some of the best are built right...

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Great & small

Great & small

Set on the banks of the beautiful Splitters Creek is a working cattle farm and rescue animal sanctuary doing everything it can to look after the environment as much as it does the animals. Splitters Farm, which looks after about 400 rescue animals, is proving how...

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Kelly’s Beach Resort

Kelly’s Beach Resort

Family owned and operated, Kelly’s Beach Resort at Bargara strives to inspire environmentally-sustainable and culturally-responsible tourism within the Bundaberg Region. Empowering their staff and visitors to “go green”, it is the extra care, thought and practices...

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Just a short 25-minute flight from Bundaberg Airport, Lady Elliot Island is a haven of biodiversity both above and below the water. As the Great Barrier Reef’s southernmost island and a protected Green Zone, last year it became the first island to be named a “climate...

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Travel for good

Travel for good

Demand for immersive nature-based, sustainable travel experiences is growing, especially since COVID-19. Travelling for good means more now than ever before. Whether we are holidaying at home or travelling further afield, we want to know our presence isn’t doing harm...

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Release your inner Action Hero

Release your inner Action Hero

Words by Ryan Pearce Confession time. We’re all guilty of watching our favourite action movies and thinking ‘I could do that!’ Maybe you yearn for an opportunity to deliver a snappy one-liner like “go ahead, make my day” or “hasta la vista, baby”!? Well, now’s your...

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Drawing out the best with Bundaberg Art Prize

Drawing out the best with Bundaberg Art Prize

When you connect with a piece of art, it’s almost like it is speaking to you. Telling you a story. Perhaps of its origins, or one pulled from the depths of your imagination. There is something mature or grown up about purchasing original artwork and displaying it in...

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Ballistic Beer – Hop to it!

Ballistic Beer – Hop to it!

David Kitchen instinctively plants the palm of his hand flat against his chest to tap his heart and the brand on his t-shirt, as he talks about Ballistic Beer Company. It’s easy to see why he’s been so successful. He’s philosophical and genuinely positive;...

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It’s a swell time at The Waves

It’s a swell time at The Waves

It is Saturday night. After a busy day running around, a casual dinner with family is in order. Somewhere the kids are entertained by an enclosed outdoor playground, you can grab a drink at the bar, have a flutter on the pokies and enjoy some live music. It is a...

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Noble Rot

Noble Rot

Brett Doss doesn’t mince his words. He’s cheeky and tells it like it is. “There’s a lot of jargon, snobbery, and pompous rot in the wine industry,” he said. And by “rot” he doesn’t mean the noble botrytis kind.  “The misleading and sometimes confusing language can...

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Aloha from Ohana

Aloha from Ohana

When the first sip of crisp, bubbly cider passes your lips, it’s clear there is something immediately different about Ohana Cider House & Winery. Their award-winning Cheeky Tiki ciders are refreshing, fruity and not too sweet. They’re the so-called ‘goldilocks’ of...

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Shooting for the Kalki Moon

Shooting for the Kalki Moon

Bundaberg’s beloved Kalki Moon Distilling and Brewing Company never intended to be a brand built on gin products. Given the outstanding success of their gins it’s hard to imagine. But this award-winning company was actually started as a small-batch rum distillery. ...

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Worth a shot

Worth a shot

An edible flower floating gracefully on the surface of a freshly-made cocktail. Salt on the rim of sparkling glassware. A wedge of lime lodged in the neck of a beer bottle. Garnishes not only elevate the visual appeal of a drink, they can also enhance its flavours. ...

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Nuts about innovation

Nuts about innovation

When their first macadamia seedlings were planted in rich Bundaberg soil almost 20 years ago, the Steinhardt family put into play their clear vision for what Macadamias Australia would become.  Two decades on, macadamias are fast becoming as synonymous with Bundaberg...

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