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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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Having a LARC in 1770

Having a LARC in 1770

A LARC, or lighter amphibious resupply cargo vessel, is not a vehicle you expect to see every day. Only 1000 were ever made; 500 of which were destroyed after the Vietnam War. About 200 were retained by the United States Army, while others were sent to military allies...

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Stay and play at Splitters Farm

Stay and play at Splitters Farm

Some of the most memorable holidays as an Aussie kid are spent walking around a campsite barefoot with grass between your toes, swinging from trees, searching for tadpoles, and toasting marshmallows. But what if your parents aren’t campers and prefer the creature...

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Stargazing with the Alloway Observatory

Stargazing with the Alloway Observatory

It’s one thing to gaze apon a beautiful starlit sky with the naked eye. It’s another to view stars, planets, comets or the moon through a purpose-made lens. If you want to learn more about our solar system, there is no better place to start than the Alloway...

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Spark your curiosity at toy museum

Spark your curiosity at toy museum

Just like Alice down the rabbit hole, when you stumble into Clockwork Curiosities in the main street of Childers you will instantly be transported back to your youth. This private toy and collectable collection is filled with wonderous treasures – everything from the...

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Get your fill at the Taste Farmers Market

Get your fill at the Taste Farmers Market

The Bundaberg Region is renowned as Australia’s food bowl and the Taste Farmers Market is your opportunity to fill your bowl – and your pantry! Fruit and vegetables fresh from the fields, trees and vines will sit alongside meats straight from the paddock and the...

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