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Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

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The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility located in the heart of Bundaberg City, and is within walking distance to major shopping centres, cafes and restaurants and the Riverside Parklands.

The Gallery showcases exhibitions drawn from local, state, national and international artists, and includes a gift shop, artist-in-residence apartment and workshop areas.

The Autumn program includes exhibitions such as Portraits of a Tea Cosy - an exhibition of handcrafted tea cosies, pictures and stories on tour from Warwick Regional Art Gallery, ImPressed - a collective exhibition of Wide Bay Printmakers, Literary Notions with Fintan Magee, a well-known international artist painting directly in the gallery space and much more!

Attractions

  • Dining and Eating Out (1)
    1. Bundaberg Port Marina The marina offers visitors to the Coral Coast a first class marina facility to access the wonders of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Visitors and patrons enjoy the relaxed marina "feel" with manicured grass areas and well maintained gardens for you to soak up and enjoy while eating fish and chips beside the river from our takeaway seafood shop. As the "most popular entry point" into Australia, the marina has a diverse range of cultures and vessels that constantly change giving a unique experience for visitors to the region.
  • Entertainment (2)
    1. Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility located in the heart of Bundaberg City, and is within walking distance to major shopping centres, cafes and restaurants and the Riverside Parklands.
    2. Moncrieff Theatre The Moncrieff Theatre is named after 'Our Glad' Gladys Moncrieff, world famous musical comedy star who was born in Bundaberg. Originally the Olympia Airdome, an open air theatre built in 1920, it was enclosed as the Olympia Theatre in 1955; refurbished as the Crest Theatre in 1973; and reconstructed as the Moncrieff Theatre during 1985 to 1987.
  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (5)
    1. Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore The Bundaberg Distilling Co. was born in 1888, when a band of ingenious Sugar Millers turned a horrendous Molasses surplus into fine Rum.
    2. Bundaberg Railway Museum Bundaberg's first railway station, built in 1881 as an outlet for the Mt Perry railway bringing copper from the mines, is now preserved as a proper museum. Located some 500 metres from its original site, the museum houses a wide variety of railway items past and present.
    3. Fairymead House Sugar Museum Fairymead house, built in 1890 to an Indian bungalow plan, was originally the home of the Young family, owners of Fairymead Sugar Mill and Plantation. During 1984, Bundaberg Sugar Company donated the home to the City of Bundaberg as an Australian Bicentennial gift. Relocated to Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the homestead is now a sugar industry museum, housing photographs and memorabilia exploring the development of the sugar industry, technology and the history of milling over two levels.
    4. Hinkler Hall of Aviation The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is Bundaberg's iconic tourist attraction and aviation adventure experience. More than a museum, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler and the wonders of innovation, spirit and adventure.
    5. The Whaling Wall The Whaling Wall, measuring six stories tall, is a fantastic marine-life wall mural on one of Bundaberg's highest buildings in the town centre. A local landmark, it offers great photographic opportunities from several locations in the Central Business District. Check it out on your way through town or wander past if you're staying nearby.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (2)
    1. Bundaberg War Memorial Bundaberg's WWI memorial has the distinction of being unveiled twice - the soldier statue, imported from Italy, had not arrived in time for the ANZAC Day 1921 memorial unveiling and another ceremony was held a year later.
    2. Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial and Park A pavilion in Bundaberg is Queensland's only war memorial specifically honouring the women who tended the injured behind battlelines in WWI. The sugar city's mayor FH Buss officially opened the Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial on 15 October 1949.
  • Landmarks and Buildings (1)
    1. The Bundaberg Barrel Next time you're in the Bundaberg area, add a little interest to your trip with a visit to The Bundaberg Barrel. From the unique spilled ginger beer flooring to bubbles in the entrance door of the tour, the barrel showcases Bundaberg Brewed Drink's most famous product - Bundaberg Ginger Beer. The interactive tour tells visitors of its origins, ingredients, bottling and packaging through a unique range of activities and touch screens. Doug and Vince's "Promised Land" holographic three dimensional adventure is not to be missed as is the free sampling of products.
  • National Parks and Reserves (1)
    1. Burrum Coast National Park Burrum Coast National Park is a showcase of protected coastal lowland vegetation types: paperbark swamps (with cabbage palms - especially in the Woodgate section), wallum heaths and mangroves. The Kinkuna section features a narrow picturesque beach, low coastal dunes, tea-coloured waterways and flat sandy plains. Explore the Woodgate section on a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk across a melaleuca swamp or along walking tracks to viewing and fishing platforms, and a bird hide. Canoe across the river, go birdwatching your try your luck at fishing. Enjoy camping at Burrum Point or behind the dunes at Kinkuna (both four wheel drive access only). In late winter and spring, delight in the wallum heath natural wildflower show.
  • Natural Attractions (5)
    1. Kinkuna Section Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront.
    2. Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites: Manta Ray & Entrance Bombies, Napoleon's Wall and The Drop-off to name a few.
    3. Mon Repos Conservation Park The largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland occurs at Mon Repos, and from November to March, visitors can watch nesting and hatching turtles on the beach at night. This park is world famous for its marine turtle wildlife spectacle where loggerhead, flatback and green turtles come ashore to nest on an accessible mainland beach. The park is also home to Woongarra rainforest remnants, mangroves, a tidal lagoon and historic sites.
    4. Mon Repos Walking Track Mon Repos Conservation Park is the largest loggerhead turtle rockery in the South Pacific. From November to March, visitors to Mon Repos can witness one of natures most fascinating spectacles the annual pilgrimage of sea turtles. Adult turtles come ashore to lay eggs on Mon Repos beach. About eight weeks later young sea turtles hatch and race to the sea.
    5. Sunset Track Part of a string of wetland remnants in the Bundaberg area, Baldwin Swamp Conservation Park is a tiny slice of Kakadu right in the heart of the city. Waterways here provide valuable feeding and breeding grounds for a variety of waterbirds and other wildlife.

Events

  • Exhibitions and Shows (3)
    1. Bundaberg All Holden Day The Bundaberg Early Holden Club will be holding their All Holden Day Show in early May. There will be a Swap, Meet and Sound Off plus numerous cars from all over the state including some interstate cars. It's a fantastic family day out with food stalls and vans plus the swap meet, as well there will be a jumping castle, stalls, rides for the children and music on the day, plenty of trophies in all categories of Holden cars to be won plus a monster raffle. A donation from the day will go to the Renal Unit at the Base Hospital, and there is an area for non Holden cars in the display area and trophies for that category also, so bring the family along for a fun day out.
    2. Bundaberg Arts Festival Bundaberg region's largest and longest running competitive arts exhibition the Bundaberg Arts Festival, proudly presents the work of more than 150 artists during late September to early October. This event is strongly supported by the business community of Bundaberg and is now in its 39th year and confidently assures visitors of a pleasurable visit.
    3. Bundaberg Quilt Exhibition This is the thirteenth Biennial Quilt Exhibition by Bundaberg Quilters. Some 250 quilts of all sizes and formats will be displayed for the first time. Traders' stalls and a Market stall will add to the ambience, while demonstrations will be of interest to attendees.
  • Festivals and Celebrations (2)
    1. Autumn Sounds Get yourself to Bundaberg for the Easter weekend, with the Autumn Sounds set for Easter Sunday. Hosted by the Club Hotel, Autumn Sounds will be a boutique food, beverage and music experience, located in the intimate Alexandra Park.
    2. Bundaberg Onehope Music Festival Bundaberg Onehope Music Festival was established with the support of the Bundaberg Ministers' Association and local churches with a desire to bring a high quality drug and alcohol-free music event to the region. This event aims to not only create increased community spirit and positive influence within the Bundaberg community but also generate people flow from around the state to visit this wonderful city and surrounding districts.
  • Markets (4)
    1. Bundaberg Police Citizens Youth Community Craft Markets The Bundaberg Police Citizen's Youth Club Markets are full of handicrafts and hand made trinkets. There are stalls that specialise in woodwork, decoupage eggs, cards, fresh fruit and vegetables and plants. These markets are held on the second Sunday of each month and are well worth a visit.
    2. Mummas Nest Market Mumma's Nest Market is a unique shopping experience for the whole family, providing an indoor and outdoor boutique market style shopping, showcasing a wide range of beautifully handcrafted or manufactured products and service stalls.
    3. Sunday Markets At Shalom College The Sunday Markets at Shalom College are the biggest and best market in the area with stalls to explore for everyone. There are 200 stalls operating every Sunday morning where you can enjoy breakfast or morning tea from the barbecue plus cold drinks as well as coffee and tea from the canteen.
    4. The Handmade Expo Market - Bundaberg The Handmade Expo Market. Excellence in Making - Baking - Growing.
  • Performances (10)
    1. A Night With Reece Mastin Community Lifestyle Support Incorporated Bundaberg is proud to present a Night with Reece Mastin and Reece's sister; Georgina Mastin, will support Reece in this concert. Reece is a British-Australian singer-songwriter, notable for being the winner of the third series of The X-Factor (Australia) in 2011. Book early for this show as tickets will sell out fast.
    2. Bundaberg Festival Of Dance The Bundaberg Festival of Dance is a seven day event featuring local and non-local dancers competing in a variety of dance genres - classical and demi-character ballet, slow modern, up-tempo modern, hip hop and contemporary, tap, cabaret and novelty, and song and dance. Solos, duos/trios as well as groups will perform and all are welcome to attend, championships in various age groups will also be held. Please remain seated and maintain silence during performances and adjudication. Patrons will not be admitted into the auditorium whilst competitors are on stage and they ask that you do not stand or move around the auditorium during performances. Strictly no photography or filming is allowed in the auditorium.
    3. Bundy Bush Poetry Muster The nineteenth Bundy Bush Poetry Muster incorporating the Queensland Bush Poetry Performance Championship is being held in July next year and if you're a fan of bush poetry, then make sure to bring the family along for a great weekend to listen to some amazing talented artists. If you have never heard bush poetry before, then you are missing out on a fantastic feast of laughter and sometimes tears, as these masters of spinning a great yarn entertain the audience. The bush poetry performance competitions commence each day at 9:00a.m. with the doors opening at 8:30a.m. and will finish no later than 4:30p.m plus there will be a 'Walk-Up' Poetry concert on the Friday evening featuring three of Australia's best stand-up poetry performers plus a concert on Saturday night.
    4. Bundy Easter Round Up The Bundy Easter Round Up is a two and a half day Country Music Talent Quest open to non professional performers of all age groups. Entertainment is non- stop variety and family orientated in an outdoor undercover bush setting. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, quality sound, food and refreshments plus on-site camping.
    5. Charmaine Wilson - The Spirit Whisperer Meet the most talented psychic in Australia, Charmaine Wilson who is the Spirit Whisperer. Her gift is connecting the Spirit World with the living, and her calling is to bring people out of the darkness and her passion is helping those cope with their grief.
    6. Glenn Miller Orchestra's 77th Anniversary For the first time ever in Bundaberg - direct from the United States of America the Glenn Miller Orchestra are celebrating the 77th Anniversary. This concert spectacular promises Australian audiences a sentimental journey down memory lane on the eve of the Glenn Miller Orchestra's anniversary. An added feature will be the music from the library of The Glenn Miller Army Air Force band, performed by the orchestra including the original arrangement of The Saint Louis Blues March.
    7. John Lennon In Looking Through A Glass Onion In a part concert, part biographical performance, John Waters becomes the iconic John Lennon in Looking Through A Glass Onion. Through song and spoken word Waters becomes synonymous with Lennon. He shies away from imitating the artist, but his performance is so emotive it lulls the audience into believing anything is possible.
    8. Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Presents Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story "Intimate and Acoustic", starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; a journey back in time to the well of inspiration, recreating Cat's timeless songs as they were originally written - on an acoustic guitar and piano, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.
    9. Moncrieff Entertainment Centre Presents The Gruffalo CDP presents Tall Stories' magical adaptation of The Gruffalo, based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children's Books. Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators. Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this big scary monster of a show. Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when she comes face to face with the very creature she imagined? Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and fun for the children aged three and up, and their adults.
    10. Peppa Pig Treasure Hunt After a smash hit season on London's West End and at capital city theatres around Australia, this delightful puppet show is embarking on an extensive tour of Australia in 2014. Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they set off on a treasure hunt! There are fun-and-games, problems to solve and plenty of sing-a-long songs as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Zoe Zebra and Polly Parrot join them for a day packed full of adventure. Peppa Pig Treasure Hunt will delight and enchant young Peppa Pig fans. Children under 12 months old free on knee.
  • Sporting Events (3)
    1. Burnett Area Motorcycle Rally Burnett Area Motorcycle Rally is a gathering of like minded people from all over Queensland. Their members work extremely hard in the preservation and restoration of motorcycles that are 30 or more years of age! An important part of this rally is to display the machines, so the public can appreciate the work that has gone into keeping these old motorcycles in working order. Visitors of all ages come to the display on the Saturday morning to view machines some of which are 100 years old.
    2. Friendlies Cane2Coral The Friendlies Cane2Coral started from a discussion, over a beer, between two local business men and has grown to become a much loved and anticipated annual event for the Wide Bay region.
    3. Jenny Craig Ring Road Run Jenny Craig Ring Road Run is an annual event which is scheduled on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday weekend in 2014. The run takes advantage of the pristine running conditions along the Bundaberg Ring Road with the start and finish of the race at Saint Luke's Anglican School.

Tours

  • Half Day (1)
    1. Burnett River Cruises Enjoy a relaxing two and a half hour river cruise on the beautiful Burnett River aboard the fully restored classic river ferry, the gorgeous Bundy Belle. Tours depart from Grunskes By the River ponton and include full commentary of the river's colourful history.

Visitor Information

BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park

94 Twyford Street,
Bundaberg, 4670,
Australia

Freecall: 1800 242 387

Tel: 07 4155 1022
Email: canevillagebig4@bigpond.com
Website: BIG4.com.au/155

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