‘The Feel Good Family’ is preparing to leave Bundaberg after filming episode 12 of their Family Travel Australia series in the region staying twice as long as any other location yet.
Three months in to a two-year trip around Australia, Paul and Katie Guerin set themselves a strict one-week timeframe for each location but found the Bundaberg Region had too much to offer to stick to this edict.
Travelling with three-year-old son Jasper, Paul said they were captivated by the region which offered a bevy of authentic and genuine family experiences.
“We have fallen in love,” Paul said.
“We spent our first week in Burnett Heads.
“The longest we really spend anywhere is about a week, but we’ve extended a week.
“We’re here for two weeks to experience as much as we can.”
Staying at Council’s Burnett Heads Holiday Park Paul said they had thoroughly enjoyed their time in the region.
The long list of items ticked off their bucket list include Lady Musgrave, the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks barrel, the all new Mon Repos turtle centre, Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Splitters Farm.
Paul commended the new turtle centre which he said was designed with families in mind, providing plenty to keep the family entertained.
During their turtle encounter they even got to meet the longest documented flatback turtle.
“It was quite a special moment for the researchers and they shared this story with the group.
“The whole experience was wonderful.”
The trio also enjoyed the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks experience describing it with words like “authentic” and “magical”.
“You’re going through a door that literally looks like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!”
Feel Good Family enjoys Hinkler Hall of Aviation
At the Hinkler Hall of Aviation they were fascinated by the history of Bert Hinkler where their passionate tour guide Paula Walz set the scene.
“She’s like a Bert Hinkler fan I think… she was amazing,” Paul laughed.
“She spoke so passionately about him before we entered the exhibition we were already vibed before we went in.”
Young Jasper was also a fan of the exhibition, taking up the opportunity to glide like Bert on one of the simulated experiences within the hall.
Having begun their Aussie tour under The Feel Good Family banner, Paul said the Bundaberg Region had delivered exactly what they were looking for, feel good experiences.
He said their goal was to inspire other families to just take a risk and spend more quality time together, even if it was just a weekend away or a walk in a national park.
On their final night in Bundaberg The Feel Good Family had the opportunity to stay at Splitters Farm, an experience they said was sure to draw them back to the region.
“Now we’re getting that real earthy grounded approach here at Splitters which we just think is another success story in the making.”
Before heading farther afield, Paul said they weren’t finished with the Bundaberg Region just yet, keen to soak up some history in Gin Gin and Childers.