It’s heaven for self-catering holidaymakers. The region around Bundaberg has an Australia-wide reputation for the quality of its fruit and vegetables, as anyone who has sampled a lush Bundaberg tomato or succulent strawberry can attest. Think also lychees, melons, sweet potato, avocado and citrus, among many others. Look out for... more »
Family-friendly Bargara, just 20 minutes by road from Bundaberg, offers everything for the perfect beach holiday: balmy climate, two open surf beaches, safe swimming, great fishing, a shoreline perfect for diving and snorkelling, and the bonus of turtle-shelled visitors. The ideal base for a visit to the nearby Mon Repos... more »
The true Barrier Reef island swim, snorkel, dive experience is within easy reach. The two Ladies share a common beauty as gems of the southern reef World Heritage Marine Park, offering encounters with stunning coral, fish, manta rays, turtles, whales in season, and bird life. Connection to Lady Elliot Island... more »
One small group of enterprising settlers realised early on that a local economy being built on sugar – and Bundaberg was growing lots of it – could also deliver benefits of a more ‘spiritual’ kind. Bundy Rum first rolled off the production line in 1889, paving the way for a... more »
Beach haven by day, Mon Repos transforms by night between November and March into one of the wonders of the natural world: the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Australian mainland. Under the close guidance of knowledgeable rangers, and depending on the time of year, visitor groups can... more »
Today is Queensland Day, commemorating the day in 1859 when Queensland separated from New South Wales and became a colony in its own right. And there’s plenty about this state that makes it great, from wondrous natural beauty to cute and cuddly animals, indigenous heritage, bustling cities and an Outback brimming with adventure. Here are five reasons to celebrate the Sunshine State this Queensland Day.
1. World Heritage Listings
The Great Barrier Reef makes patterns around the Whitsundays. [...]
Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is a giant living network that's home to tens and thousands of species? Or that once a year after a full moon, its coral reproduces in the billions, ensuring the ecosystem’s survival in a mass act visible from space?
You will be an aficionado on all things #greatbarrierreef when David Attenborough’s highly anticipated Great Barrier Reef series airs in Australia from Sunday, April 10 on ABC .
Sir David Attenborough on the Great Barrier Reef. [...]