Bundaberg - The Rum City
...Departing Hervey Bay, our tour winds its way north via the old coal mining towns of Torbanlea and Howard and on through rolling, hills of rich red soil, surrounding the pretty sugar growing town of Childers.
• Bundaberg Rum Distillery
• Bundy Barrel Ginger Beer Factory.
• Schmieder's Cooperage.
Arriving in the "Rum City" of Bundaberg, our first stop is made at "Bundy Barrel" Ginger Beer Factory, here an informative walk through the interactive display will reveal the makings of this popular drink, with free tastings in the bar. On to Schmeider's Cooperage to witness the age old art of rum barrel making, plus a vast display of other wood crafts and glass blowing demonstrations.
Moving across the city, observe modern architecture blending with charming historic buildings in the CBD, see the "Whaling Wall", towering above the main street shops. Time to stroll through the city centre and enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafes.
The afternoon is spent at the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a fully guided tour of the factory, where you will look, feel and taste your way through the making of the famous Aussie Spirit. Starting with the raw molasses, to the aromas of matering spirit your temptations will run high for a refreshing sample in the bar with a variety of Bundy mixes and liqueur based drinks. There is also a museum full of facts and displays and a mechandise shop, allowing you to grab that special momento of your visit.
Back on the coach, head for Hervey Bay with a quick stop at the Peanut Van in Childers to sample and buy some supplies of local produced nuts and other goodies.
PLEASE NOTE : Due to Work Place Health and Safety Requirements, Fully enclosed shoes must be worn during the factory tour at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery.
Departs: MONDAY & FRIDAY 9.00am.
Returns: 5.30.pm. (approx) - Accom. pick-up's earlier.