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. www.thehomestead.co.nz
The winner is Teresa Bodzassy of Kohimarama Auckland. Teresa correctly answered the three questions and went in the draw with other correct entrants.
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”.
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!
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.
Yes, you and a friend could be spending some fabulous time in Bundy, either in late 2017 or early next year during the turtle season (excluding school holidays). You’ll have two tickets on the famous Turtle Tour with transport to Mon Repos Beach on the Turtle Express with Bundy Coach Tours.
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
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.
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
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 www.1770larctours.com.au
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
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
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
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.
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 paulbeutelphotography.com.au
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 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.
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!!!
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.