Saturday, October 2, 2010
Qld - Bundaberg
This was our first trip to Bundaberg and we were very impressed with the beautiful old buildings especially in the main downtown area.
Sugar cane fields dominate the local landscape with most of this being used for the making of Bundaberg rum and ginger beer.
We went on a tour of the Bundaberg rum factory and at the end of the tour we were each given two sample drinks. I must say after Mike and I had our two drinks (It was 11:00 in the morning), I was ready for a nap.
The “Barrel”, another tourist stop, is the home of Bundaberg’s renowned ginger beer and several other flavours.
While in the area, we stayed at Bargara, which is on the coast, about a 10 minute drive from Bundaberg. We fell in love with this delightful beachside town where we found great coffee shops, beaches, a golf course and walking tracks along the coast line. Mon Repos, a Turtle Rookery, is about 5 klms from Bargara. The nesting season is from November to early March. We were a little early to see any turtles, but during the season you can purchase tickets to watch them laying which I think would be fantastic.