BUND­ABERG, QLD

Australian Traveller - - The 100 -

It might be fa­mous for its rum, tur­tles and avi­a­tion his­tory (the first solo flight be­tween Eng­land and Aus­tralia was made in 1928 by Bund­aberg-born Bert Hin­kler, whose house-mu­seum you can visit to­day), but there’s plenty more brew­ing in Queens­land’s coastal city of Bund­aberg. For 10 days in July, Win­ter­feast food fes­ti­val takes over the city and its sur­rounds to show­case the re­gion’s pro­duce through a host of farm-to-gate ex­pe­ri­ences. And on Fri­day nights through­out the year, you’ll find an old boat-build­ing shed on the river­bank trans­formed into a lively food mar­ket and craft-beer bar. A labour of love for long­time Bundy res­i­dents Greg and Karen Wit­tkopp, RiverFeast (pic­tured) was launched two and a half years ago “to give lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike a unique eat­ing, drink­ing and en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence along­side the Bur­nett River,” says Karen. It brings to­gether ev­ery­thing from Latin Amer­i­can bar­be­cue to dim sum and Hun­gar­ian lan­gos (a spe­cialty fried bread with top­pings) with lo­cal ciders and spir­its in­clud­ing, of course, Bund­aberg rum.

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