Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bundaberg 15 - 17 June 2013

Woke up to a frosty but sunny morning – a nice change from all the wet weather we have experienced. Drove onto Bundaberg, a large town of about 50,000 and camped on the grounds of Alloway Country Club – it sounds grand but was a small club set amongst cane fields. Bundaberg is a rich agricultural region and as well as the cane, we saw avocadoes, mangoes, strawberries, chillies and macadamias set in green fields of rich red soil. In the afternoon we drove to the beach to have a look at some places to stay. There were some beautiful spots, but a lot of the areas were overdeveloped with high rise apartments that blocked out the view of the beach. We end up at Burnett Heads, the port for Bundaberg, which had a strange desolate air, with abandoned lots set between marinas with million dollar yachts – most bizarre! On Sunday we wandered around town, which was pretty quiet as all the shops were closed. Had a walk down by the river and soon realised why the caravan parks were closed. All the river flats had been washed away and the council was busy restoring the services. In the afternoon we went to a concert put on by the Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra. They were about 40 strong and played a mixture of classic and modern pieces with great enthusiasm.


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