Think Bundaberg, and its iconic rum is the first thing that comes to mind. Capitalising on the abundant sugar produced from its surrounding cane country, Bundaberg Distillery was launched in 1888 by seven crafty Queenslanders. These days, it’s a thriving global business and you can visit the place where it all began, learn about its history, and witness its future, at this working distillery.
There are several tours, including:
The award-winning distillery also hosts the annual Spirit of Bundaberg Festival in October – Australia's biggest celebration of food and rum. Find out more.
Hills Street, Bundaberg East
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.