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Tours and experiences on offer for Milbi Festival

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Discover Mon Repos tours will feature in this year's Milbi Festival program. Photo: File

Learn to surf, discover more about Mon Repos or enjoy a trip on the Bundy Belle – all of this and more is on offer as part of the 2022 Milbi Festival’s tours and experiences.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said Milbi Festival was made up of a range of cultural celebrations and community activities for all to enjoy from 28 October to 6 November.

“The Milbi Festival has such a wide variety of activities on offer, there is certainly something for everyone over the 10 days,” Cr Learmonth said.

“From enjoying fine food and drinks through to learning how to surf, cruising down the Burnett River on the Bundy Belle or even taking part in traditional tours, I encourage everyone to look through the different tours and experiences to pick out what interests them.”

You can find a number of the tours and experiences below, plus many more in the Milbi Festival program here.

Stand up paddle board class

Try your hand at stand up paddle boarding with a fully trained instructor at Kelly’s Beach Lagoon.

In a small group setting, learn the skills and techniques to confidently stand up, balance, turn and paddle around while enjoying the lovely Bargara esplanade.

Dates: Saturday 29 October and Sunday 6 November
Times: 9 – 10am and 10.15 – 11.15am both days
Location: Kelly’s Beach Lagoon
Cost: $25

Book here.

Bundy Belle experience

Sit back and relax onboard the iconic river ferry the Bundy Belle.

As you wind your way down the Burnett River enjoy historic commentary including the local indigenous stories as told by the Taribelang Bunda peoples regarding the river’s colourful history.

Dates: Sunday 30 October and Wednesday 2 November
Times: 9.30 – 11am
Location: Riverside Parklands Pontoon, 3 Quay Street
Cost: $32.50 (includes an Indigenous inspired morning/afternoon tea)

Book here.

Learn to surf class

Whether you’re determined to get up on that first wave, a group of friends or family wanting your own personal surfing experience, or an experienced surfer wanting feedback on your technique, this hour-long surfing lesson with a dedicated coach will have you catching waves in no time.

Dates: Sunday 30 October and Saturday 5 November
Times: 9 am – 10 am and 10.15 am – 11.15 am both days
Location: Nielson Park Beach, Fred Courtice Avenue, Bargara
Cost: $25

Book here.

Screening of regenerating Australia

Join us for a free screening of Regenerating Australia – a short documentary raising awareness about our community and actions that can benefit both the region and the world followed by a guest panel discussion.

The film is based on a four month interview process with a group of Australians who look back on the past decade and share their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.

Date: Wednesday 2 November
Time: 11 am – noon
Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Cost: Free (registration required)

Book here.

Traditional knowledge tour

Join Des Purcell, a proud Taribelang man and Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger and take a walk through the Mon Repos Conservation Park to explore the native flora and fauna, understand the cultural significance of the Milbi and learn what Mon Repos means to Aboriginal Peoples.

Date: Sunday 6 November
Times: 11 am – 11.30am, noon – 12.30pm and 1 pm – 1.30pm
Location: Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos
Cost: Free (registration required)

Book here.

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Stories from the beach, tales of dark skies tour

Stories from the beach, tales of dark skies tour

Join the Sea Turtle Alliance and delve into the world of turtles and how you can help save the species.

Date: Sunday 6 November
Times: 9.30 am – 10 am and 1.30 pm – 2 pm
Location: Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos
Cost: Free (registration required)

Book here.

Discover Mon Repos tour

From the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, you will journey South along the trails and back via the beach.

Along the way you will learn about the unique flora and fauna, the marvels of inventor Bert Hinkler and turtle conservation efforts led by Dr Col Limpus.

Date: Sunday 6 November
Time: 10 am – 10.30am
Location: Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Mon Repos
Cost: Free (registration required)

Book here.

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