You can’t go to Bundaberg without visiting the Bundaberg Rum Distillery! To be honest, this rum is only famous in Australia and Queenslanders are responsible for drinking a large portion of the rum produced. The tour was interesting as it took us through the molasses storage area and the building with the distillation columns. The tour guides really play up the Ocker Aussie accent and humour, (potentially too much) but they are pitching to the demographic that buy and drink Bundy. The tour entirely failed to mention that Bundaberg Rum is owned by British conglomerate, Diageo as it would have detracted from the Aussie ingenuity story. Complimentary drinks conclude the otherwise well-run tour.
Just 90 minutes north of Bundaberg are the charming, beachy, holiday towns of Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy. The town is called Seventeen Seventy after the year Captain Cook landed there. The sunset from the 1770 headlands is beautiful and the Paperbark Trail walk near Agnes Waters is really special!