Competitions & Puzzles

Bundy Brew Winner


Who puts the Ginger in our Ginger Beer?


We had a special feature on Karinya Ginger in our Bundy Local Book and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks gave us 120 bottle of assorted drinks as a prize for five winners of a competition, in conjunction with this feature. We had entries from all around the Bundaberg region. A draw was held from all the winner entries and the winners are: Hugh Peers, Kintra Court, Bundaberg, Ken Pheeney McCallum Close , Coral Cove, Michelle Hurley, McCarthy St., Bundaberg, Heather Holtsclaw, Coolanblue Av., Innes Park and Lester Rogers of West Pocket, Avenell Heights. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who entered.

A lucky LARC winner!

We have a winner for our competition Win An Agnes Water 3 Day Getaway with a Day on the LARC

A draw was held from all the entries and the winner is Christine Voyle of Cooroy. Christine who saw the entry details in the latest Bundy Book on a visit to Mon Repos to see the turtles will spend three nights for two people in a studio apartment at Agnes Water Beach Holidays. She has also won a full day Paradise Tour on the LARC to Bustard Head Lighthouse. We received the most entries ever for a competition and we thank all who entered.

Congratulations to our winner Christine.

Win a family break on Fitzroy Island

What a fantastic prize to be won!

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Just 45 minutes by Fitzroy Flyer from Cairns, Fitzroy Island Resort is an affordable 4.5 star resort that offers a range of exquisite accommodation including Ocean Suites, Resort Studios and Beach Cabins.

The Resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, games room, indoor movie theatre, resort general store, Foxy’s Bar, dive shop and Turtle hospital.

Activities include a water trampoline, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding and exploring the islands walking trails ranging from an easy walk through the secret garden rainforest or a challenging hike up to the summit – great for taking photos of the magnificent view!

Enjoy the complimentary fish feeding twice daily on the Fitzroy Island jetty and the complimentary daily movie screenings in the 50-seat movie theatre.

Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. The turquoise ocean waters offer a tantalizing invitation to explore their mysterious depths which are alive with vibrant corals and marine life.

Fitzroy Island offers an ideal tropical island experience and will create memories to last a lifetime.

Nudey Beach was ranked number 1 in Brad Farmers, Australia’s 101 Best Beaches awards of 2018.

Nudey Beach is a spectacular white coral beach that has a long and colourful history and it can be accessed by heading along the trail at the southern end of the resort.


You can win three nights in a one bedroom Ocean Suite at Fitzroy Island with Return Fast Cat transfers from the mainland. This prize is for two adults and two children.
(Children’s accommodation in a sofa bed)


Entry is free. Only one entry per household or you may be disqualified.

Your Name:

Town/City (not for publication):

Address (not for publication):

Phone number (not for publication):

Email Address (not for publication):

Do you know the answers to these three questions

1) The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space!

2) Fitzroy Island was named by?
Matthew Flinders
Cairns Regional Council
Captin James Cook

3)The Great Barrier Reef stretch's along the Coastline for
2,300 kms
1,500 kms
4,000 kms

Where did you pick up your copy of this publication?

Your comments about this publication:

Entries close May 31st 2018. Remember only one entry per household. Winner will be announced on our website.


Read this book with a child you love

(and win a signed copy)

- by Sherry Barnes –

Nathan Anderson, formerly of Bundaberg has created a children’s book with the meaning on each page (including the mirror at the end) speaking to individuals with a message that resonates with all.
“Reading and sharing this book with any child you love will only further strengthen your bond,” he said. “Each time it is read, each statement is clear and powerful, reinforcing resilience, self-belief and optimism.”

Formerly of Bundaberg, Nathan was born to an Indo-Chinese mother and Australian father and attended Norville Primary School, then Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane. His father, a retired doctor, and mother, a school nurse, still live at Gooburrum. “Married to Nirja, a beautiful Nepali, I’ve experienced first-hand the diversity in the world and with two strong and loving sisters, particularly the role women play in our lives.” “I’m inspired by the beauty and strength of people from different cultures but saddened by the disparity of poverty and inequality I’ve witnessed.”

Dedicated volunteer
Nathan is a recruitment specialist at Virgin Airlines who nominated him for a CEO for his community work and publication of I Am. Nathan will donate a percentage of its profits to various charities which protect, promote and change the lives of women and children in disadvantaged communities in Australia, Nepal and Africa. He received a Queensland Flood and Cyclone Citation for his efforts during the Brisbane floods and volunteers at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. You can order copies now and find out more about I Am at


We have a winner of our Fraser Island Escape

In our Tourist Queensland publication we invited our readers to count the number of whales on the Hervey Bay pages to win this fabulous prize: Three nights’ accommodation at multi-award winning Kingfisher Bay Resort, the perfect base to explore World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

As part of the prize, including ferry transfers from River Heads near Hervey Bay, is the brilliant 4WD day tour taking in Fraser’s magnificent natural attractions. Our entries came from near and far…Emerald, Blackwater, Biloela, Yeppoon, Spit Junction, Yackandah and Gindie.

A draw was held and the winner is Aneeta Pulukkutti of Yackandandah. Congratulations to Aneeta and thanks to all who entered the competition

RV Club Bundaberg Rally Winner!

The team at the Bundy Book organised a “Welcome to Bundaberg” competition for all visitors attending the Bundaberg Rally in October in conjunction with Wanderer Magazine.

First prize is dinner for two at Bundaberg’s Waves Club. Also we have arranged for the winners to visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation. We have a double pass to take the True Brew Experience Tour at the Barrel the home of the popular Bundaberg Ginger Beer.

The lucky winner will receive a voucher valued at $150 from Ben and his team at Searles RV Centre in Bundaberg.

We received many entries from around Australia and a draw was held from all the correct entries.

The winner is Michael McLaughlin of Spotswood, Victoria. We would like to thank all who entered and congratulations to Michael.

L.A.R.C. Competition

What a fantastic prize we are giving away - Enter Here!

3 nights for two people in a studio apartment at Agnes Water Beach Holidays plus

a full day Paradise Tour on the incredible L.A.R.C. to Bustard Head Lighthouse.

Boutique family-owned Agnes Water Beach Holidays right on the beachfront, offer premium accommodation – 2 bed apartments, studios (ideal for couples and honeymooners) beach houses to sleep up to six, and amazing glamping (sleep under canvas listening to the waves in ultimate comfort).

The six acre tropical gardens with rainforest trees offers tranquil privacy to caravanners and campers on powered and unpowered sites.

A memorable stay in beautifully maintained surroundings is guaranteed.

Spend the day on the L.A.R.C.

1770 LARC! Tours, accompanied by informative guides, operate two pink amphibious craft exploring Town Of 1770. On the full day Paradise Tour, visit Queensland’s only open operating Lighthouse at Bustard Head, enjoy a picnic lunch and billy tea and sandboard down the dunes on Middle Island.

The Lighthouse stands 16 metres tall with a 360 degree view of the pristine coastline.

Hear the tragic tale of the lighthouse keeper’s wife whose lonely grave still stands in the tiny cemetery as you journey through history over vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Entries Close 28 FEB!

Recommend Bundy & win a new book release

Recommend Bundy & win a new book release here!

What did you enjoy most during your visit to the Bundaberg region? Can you recommend a particular attraction to others? Perhaps a restaurant, beach, guided tour or favourite place to spend some time relaxing?

Here’s your chance to win a new book release from Hardie Grant Publishing.

We have three brand new releases to give away – RUM – shake, muddle, stir – by Dan Jones (over 50 of the best drinks for serious rum drinkers)

















Aerial Australia by Nick Rains (amazing images from the air – cityscapes, coastlines, rural heartlands and wild spaces) Life Of Brine – A Surfer’s Journey by Phil Jarratt (a haunting self portrait).

Read more about these latest releases -

Entries close February 28th a few weeks before our next Bundy Book in March. All recommendations will go in a draw to win a book and winners will be notified. Books will be posted to the winners anywhere in the world.

See the turtles winner!


One of our readers will be spending some time in Bundy during the turtle season.

We have two tickets for the winner on the famous Turtle Tour with transport to Mon Repos Beach on the Turtle Express with Bundy Coach Tours.

Two nights for two people in a Queen Suite Ocean View room on the Bargara esplanade, PLUS dinner for two at Kacys restaurant.

The winner will visit The Big Barrel as guests of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. Hinkler Hall Of Aviation – welcomes the winner to the fascinating flight adventures of world famous aviator Bert Hinkler, set in the beautiful Botanic Gardens.

The winners visit to Bundaberg just wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the internationally known home of Bundy Rum.

A draw was held from all entries and the winner is Sarah Becht of Cedar Vale Queensland.

Congratulations to Sarah and thanks to all who entered

Cirque Africa

Here are the winners of our tickets to see Circue Africa at the venues below
Congratulations to K.Shukla, J Hocking, Angela Gilbert of Emerald, Annette Price of Bundaberg, K Thomson, G Read, P.Hialing, Mark Watts Caloundra and C Morris.

Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthrall all who see it.

A 100% African cultural experience, this vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production transports each audience to the positive side of Africa. Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director of the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa. Cirque Africa’s world-renowned troupe, consists of 25 artists from six African countries including acrobats, dancers , percussionist, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show. Highlighted with stunning colourful costumes, high energy knuckle-biting acrobatic acts, humorous comedy traditional, modern original composed music for each act plus vibrant dance routines, this is a superb show is for all the family and as its a visual show Cirque Africa has no language cultural or religious barriers. Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.

Cairns Centre Contemporary Arts – June 22 to July 1
Mackay Entertainment Centre – July 4
Rockhampton Pilbeam Theatre – July 6
Gladstone Entertainment Centre – July 7
Bundaberg Moncrieff Entertainment Centre – July 8
Maryborough Brolga Theatre – July 18
Gympie Heritage Theatre – July 19
Logan Entertainment Centre – July 31
Caloundra Events Centre – August 1
Ipswich Civic Centre – August 2

Winner of Homestead NZ competition

In our Tourist Queensland supplement in the Auckland Herald in March we held a competition for our readers to win a three nights break at Orongo Bay Homestead Resort just 5 minutes from Russell at the Bay of Islands.

The winner is Teresa Bodzassy of Kohimarama Auckland. Teresa correctly answered the three questions and went in the draw with other correct entrants.

The answers:
1. Port Arthur
2. Fraser Island
3. Banjo Patterson

Congratulations to Teresa and thanks to all who entered.

This is what Teresa had to say about the Tourist Qld supplement “Hope we see more of it. Always interested in different places to visit in Australia”.

Congratulations Winners

1770 comp winner

Top Walks in Aust winners How well do you know Qld and Tas winners name to come tomorrow or WED.

We have some great prizes to be won RV Club Rally See the turtles!

RV Club Bundaberg Rally

The team at the Bundy Book has organised a welcome to Bundaberg competition for all visitors attending the Bundaberg Rally in October. It’s easy to enter! Answer three easy questions.

The prize is to be taken during the rally week. First prize is dinner for two at Bundaberg’s Waves Club.

Read more and enter here!

Winners of our Fraser Island holiday.

Winners of our Fraser Island holiday.

We invited our readers to win a Kingfisher Bay Resort stay for two plus a Whale-Watching Tour on Quick Cat II

A draw was held from all correct entries and the winner is Vicki Wheatland of East Geelong, Victoria All entrants had to visit various locations in Bundaberg and Bargara to answer the questions.

The answers: A.L.Stewart is the mayors name. The name of the Major Mitchell cockatoo at Alexandra Park zoo in Quay Street is Rocky and the fish is blue at the turtle playground. The winner Vicki has been advised and we wish to thank all who entered.

Top Walks in Australia Winners

Top Walks in Australia Winners

We have been inviting our readers to win a copy of Top Walks In Australia, where you’ll find a walk for every weekend.Melanie Ball is an experienced travel writer has hiked every track in this book for walkers of all experience. Included are some of Australia’s most famous, including the Larapinta Trail, OverlandTrack plus some undiscovered gems. The book features 52 walks which have been divided state by state for all different levels of experience. We had entries from around Australia. A draw was held from all correct entries athanks to Campbell Graydon.

The three winners are Maria Hunt, of Bungalow Queensland, Barry Mansfield of Norman Gardens and Stephen Reed of Ipswich.

The answers are: Carnavon Gorge, Yeppoon and Fraser Island. Congratulations to the winners who have been posted their books and thanks to all readers who entered.

Let’s take a walk – Book Giveaway!


We have copies of Melanie Ball’s terrific new book, Top Walks In Australia to give away. We have some great walks and treks right here in Queensland, but if you want to walk further afield (and Australia is mecca for bushwalkers) here is where you’ll find a walk for every weekend.


Melanie, an experienced travel writer has hiked every track in this book for walkers of all experience. Included are some of Australia’s most famous, including the Larapinta Trail, OverlandTrack plus some undiscovered gems.

She’s walked widely through Australia and in overseas regions from Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego to Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains.

The book features 52 walks which have been divided state by state for all different levels of experience.

Entry is free. Winners will be posted the book and named on this website. Entries are free and close on Friday 3 FEB. One entry per household


Winner of 1770 competition

We have received hundreds of entries from around Australia for the  competition.  A draw was held from the winning entries and the winner is Brydan Doecke of 6 Rattray Street, Bundaberg.
He has won two nights accommodation to the value of $300 at Sandcastles Resort.
Because of the fire on the Lady Musgrave we have received a trip on LARC as a substitute prize for the winner.
Congratulations to Brydan and thanks to all who entered


Have you been to Bustard Head Lightstation?


Did you know it’s the only operating lighthouse tower in Queensland that you can enter?


1770 LARC! Tours operate two pink amphibious vessels which have the perfect capability to climb the steep headland to the historic island lightstation at Bustard Head where you’re guided through the cottage museum of artefacts and memorabilia, and the cemetery. Along the way, the ex-military LARCs explore the pristine waterways bordering the Town of 1770 and can even access towering 35 metre dunes for sandboarding fun! Join Neil Mergard and his passionate crew for a LARC! Paradise Tour, book


Winner of Giant Australian Oxford Dictionary

The prize for our clients who advertised in the Education section of  our Coalfields Express 20th Birthday magazine is  a giant Australian Oxford Dictionary.
The dictionary was won by the Whitsunday Anglican School in Mackay.
Congratulations from  all the team at Coastline Newspaper Group and thanks to the advertisers in the Education Section of the Miners 20th Birthday magazine. We are giving away another dictionary to readers  in our new magazine out soon.
All advertisers are in the  draw to win a long weekend at Ivory Palms Resort at Noosa


Winner of Lady Elliot Island Competition

We had hundreds of entries in this competition from all around Australia. There was a draw held and the winner is Heidi Edgar of Bargara. Heidi is a nurse and she said she was delighted to win as she and her husband visited the island many years ago. Congratulations to Heidi and thanks to all who entered the competition

Les Miserables

In our latest Coalfields Express we invited our readers to win  tickets  for four people to see  Les Mis. In Brisbane  on 12 November with accommodation at  Mantra South Bank.
A draw was held from the winning entries and the winner is:
David Thompson of Marshall Street, Bowen.  David has been advised and he is looking forward to seeing the show. We would like to thank all who entered and congratulations to David

Fly in Fly Out Dad

This book by Sally Murphy  tells the story of a little boy who uses his imagination to handle the absences  and make the most of Dad’s time at home.

We have two winners from the competition we featured in our Coalfields Express.

The winners are  Dean and  Heath Pearce of Beardmore Cres, Dysart, and Sharon Barrett of  Booth Avenue Tannum Sands. Thanks to all who have entered and congratulations to the winners who have been posted their books.

Wind and Water 2013 Bundaberg Flood Who won?

In our mid year Bundy Book we invited our readers to win a copy of this wonderful book featuring  101 pages of superb  photographs by Paul Beutel.  If you would like to purchase a copy of this book go to

We had many entries and a draw was held. The winners name was drawn by Michael Evans of Bargara.  The winner is Sandra Haig of Agnes Street North Bundaberg.  Sandra said that her home was flooded in the big flood of 2013 and she had to move out from January until October until her house was restored. She was thrilled to win the book after experiencing the flood. She picked up her copy of the Bundy Book from the Lucky Dollar Newsagency.

We invited entrants to tell us where they picked their copy of the Bundy Book and these were just some of the pick up points. Red Shed, Bundaberg Airport, Driftwood at Elliott Heads, Ross Gray, Bundaberg Library, Comfoot Shoes, Eastern Dragon, Agnes Water Tourist Centre, Barron Outdoors, Bella Martinos, Don Panco Resort and Torbanlea Road House.




Kingfisher Winner

Kingfisher Bay Resort  is the perfect base for exploring Fraser Island. In our Bundy Year Book we gave our readers the opportunity to win three nights accommodation at Kingfisher plus their full day 4WD Beauty Sports Tour with return ferry transfers,lunch and national park fees on the day tour are included.

We received hundreds of entries and a draw was conducted. The winner is Joyce Cross of Wilson Street in Bundaberg


Congratulations to our winner and thanks to all who entered.

The winner of the winter break at Mt Hutt

In our Tourist Queensland paper which was inserted on April 16th in the Auckland Herald we invited our readers to win a break at Mount Hutt

The winner and partner  will  spend 4 nights at Brinkley Resort - New Zealand’s popular family winter holiday destination - plus a day lift pass each to world renowned Mt Hutt ski field. (subject to availability, excludes NZ & Aus school vacations; ski-season is June 12 –mid October)

We received hundreds of entries and a draw was conducted. The winner is Fraser Cairns of Cook Street Auckland.


Congratulations to our winner and thanks to all who entered.   With a name like Fraser Cairns  he should move to Queensland!!!

Sell up, Pack up & Take off

We have three winners for this competition to win a copy of the book published by Allen and Unwin which tells readers how to get a visa, buying and renting a house and the pros and cons of living in Asia or Europe. The book Sell Up, Pack UP and Take Off was written by Stephen Wyatt and Colleen Ryan.

We wish to thank all who entered.


The winners are Alan Cooper of Bargara, Kathy Richards from Robina and Geoff Blacklaws of Boonah. They have all been posted their prize winning books.