For two decades, Queensland Rail Travel’s Tilt Train has given passengers the opportunity to explore Queensland’s incredible east coast. The service runs weekly, travelling between Brisbane and Rockhampton, with plenty to see and do along the way! From whale encounters in Hervey Bay, to the magical Capricorn Caves in Rockhampton or diving into the breathtaking Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island.
This trip we hopped on in Brisbane with Bundaberg in our sights! For those who fancy a tipple, the Bundaberg Rum Distillery is a must. Here, you can learn about the inner workings of Queensland’s famous distillery or learn about its incredible 130th year history. Or, if you think you might think you have what it takes to become a rum mixologist, then why not give the ‘Blend your own rum experience’ a go! You can book your own tour here.
We’re all about making the most of a journey so it’s always a plus when you can time a visit right to include a festival! Especially, when it only comes around once a year. We visited Bundaberg in October, which meant we could get amongst the festivities at the annual The Lighthouse Festival. The event is a celebration of the lifestyle, culture and opportunity of the Bundaberg region and if you ask us, that’s plenty of reasons to celebrate!
As with most trips away, you’ll probably be in need for somewhere to rest your weary head. Kelly’s Beach Resort in Bargara is only a stroll from the beach and feels like your own private escape! The friendly staff will make you feel right at home and the onsite restaurant means you won’t be going to bed hungry.
Make sure that next time you have the opportunity to explore our great state you pack your bags, jump on that train and soak it all in!