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Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Oodies Cafe

A double garage on the edge of Bundaberg's CBD is the unlikely venue for the town's coolest cafe. Oodies is an oddity where you can lounge on leather armchairs with the hipcats sipping chai lattes, or dine from the …
Top Choice Fusion in Hervey Bay


A local restaurateur and a red-hot English chef have teamed up to deliver an outstanding Australian venture in the unlikely locale of Hervey Bay. Almost all meals are prepared to be shared, and span the Asian–Middle…
Top Choice Distillery in Bundaberg

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Bundaberg’s biggest claim to fame is the iconic Bundaberg Rum: you’ll see the Bundy Rum polar bear on billboards and bumper stickers all over town. Choose from either a self-guided tour through the museum, or a guid…
Top Choice Italian in Hervey Bay

Paolo's Pizza Bar

Hordes of locals come for a slice of Naples from the pizza oven or in the form of fine pasta (the spaghetti marinara at $22 was amazing), and relish the attentive family-run service. It's the best Italian in the reg…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Rainbow Beach

Waterview Bistro

Sunset drinks are a must at this swish restaurant with sensational views of Fraser Island from its hilltop perch. Get stuck into the signature seafood chowder, steaks and seafood, or have fun cooking your own meal o…
Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Alowishus Delicious

Finally! A cafe open at night! This creative catering company is a great place to type that blog, meet a friend for a late-night pastry, or bang in a coffee between shifts picking mangoes.
Top Choice Cafe in Maryborough

Pop In

Very popular local cafe with a rotating fresh salad menu and a reputation for fine sandwiches and cakes. Service is efficient and friendly – it's the place to go for a quick meal if you're passing through Maryboroug…
Museum in Maryborough

Brennan & Geraghty's Store

This National Trust–classified store traded for 100 years before closing its doors. The museum is crammed with tins, bottles and packets, including early Vegemite jars and curry powder from the 1890s. It's a nostalg…
Ice Cream in Childers


On your way out of town, take a detour to Mammino’s for wickedly delicious, homemade macadamia ice cream. Lucketts Rd is off the Bruce Hwy just south of Childers. Don't worry about the faded signs; this place is ama…
Fusion in Bundaberg

Spicy Tonight

What do you get when you cross Thai and Indian? Spices you never knew could coexist. Bundaberg’s saucy little secret serves hot curries, vindaloo, tandoori and a host of vegetarian dishes.