The Bundy Region Scavenger Hunt has been launched in time for the school holidays and will be a great way to gain a greater appreciation of landmarks and locations around our region, as well as win some great local prizes.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Community Development Officer, Steffi Bates, said the fun activity had been developed by two Council departments and is supported by Bundaberg Tourism and the region’s tourism industry.
“The scavenger hunt is a joint initiative between Council’s Community Development Unit and Strategic Planning Team,” Steffi said.
“It was created to connect youth, families and the wider community and help them to discover the fascinating history of the region.
“The scavenger hunt invites people to complete riddles about iconic places and historical infrastructure across Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Childers and our coastal areas for the chance to win some great prizes.”
Council’s Community Services portfolio spokesperson, Cr Tracey McPhee, said it will be a fun way to get to know landmarks we may take for granted.
“The scavenger hunt provides an opportunity for everyone to embrace and understand the region’s rich history by exploring places virtually from the comfort of their home, or by taking a drive and enjoying a picnic as a community friendly activity,” Cr McPhee said.
“The riddles are aimed at those 12 years and over so younger members of our community may need the help of an adult to participate.
“Not only is it informative, the hunt also invites people to explore their hinterland areas and be involved in the future of our region.
“Once you complete each riddle, you will find out just how many hidden treasures you can discover.”
Council has joined forces with Bundaberg Tourism to promote the activity and their CEO Katherine Reid said it was a great tie in with their “my backyard is my bucket list” campaign.
“The Bundy Region Scavenger Hunt is a great way to find out how well you know your backyard and learn some interesting facts,” Katherine said.
“Every day we’ll be having a fun competition on the Visit Bundaberg Facebook page, so we encourage people to check in every day to see how they can win.”
“With school holidays now here, the local tourism industry needs our community to get out and explore – our region is built on the back of locals supporting locals, and this is even more important now as lockdowns ease.”
“We are so lucky to live in a bucket-list destination that people travel a long way to experience, so this school holidays don’t stay inside – get hunting for great experiences and great prizes.”
Lana Vollmerhause from the Youth Development Action Team, said it will be a great way to learn about where we live.
“I have lived in Bundaberg for around 15 years and in that time, it has shaped who I am,” Lana said.
“Learning about local history and culture allows me to build a deeper connection with the place that I live and develop a certain appreciation.”
The Bundaberg Region Scavenger Hunt is available online.
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