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10 activities to book for Milbi Festival

Book for Milbi Festival paid events
There are a range of activities and experiences to choose from in this year's Milbi Festival program.

Tickets for the 2023 Milbi Festival are on sale today with a range of events, tours and experiences to celebrate arts, culture and the environment.

The festival kicks off on 27 October with a free oceanfront concert headlined by Christine Anu.

In addition to this free concert, Council is hosting two major ticketed events with new event the Milbi Twilight Table on 28 October and Pete Murray headlining Sunset Sounds on 4 November.

Filling out the 10 day festival will be a range of activities and experiences so be sure to check the program for the ticketed events when they go on sale from noon today, 3 October.

Among the paid, ticketed events to book for Milbi Festival are:

Milbi Twilight Table

Set within the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, this will be a long table twilight dining experience will feature entertainment by Danny Faifai and a sumptuous three-course dinner with a delightful fusion of native flavours and the finest local produce.

Saturday 28 October
5.30 – 9.30 pm
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
$89 per person | includes beverage package

Sunset Sounds

Get ready for an unforgettable riverside soirée featuring Pete Murray, Indie-electro-pop sensation Caravãna Sun and indie-pop queen JaZZella and Chris Ah Gee.

Saturday 4 November
5 – 9 pm
RiverFeast – 1A Scotland St
$49 per person

Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours

Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours is an immersive, half-day Indigenous experience unique to the Bundaberg Region, sharing rich history and culture of the Taribelang people who have lived on Country for more than 60,000 years.

Saturday 28 October, Tuesday 31 October and Saturday 4 November
9.30 am – 1.30 pm
TAC Office, Perry Street, North Bundaberg
$69 per person

Bundy Belle River Cruise

Sit back and relax onboard the iconic river ferry the Bundy Belle and enjoy historic commentary including the local Indigenous stories as told by the Taribelang Bunda peoples regarding the river’s colourful history.

Sunday 29 October | 9.30 – 11 am
Wednesday 1 November | 3.30 – 5 pm
Riverside Parklands Pontoon 3, Quay Street
$40 per person

Reefside Sounds

In an epic day on the water, enjoy snorkelling from the Lady Musgrave HQ pontoon, or stay dry and experience the wonders of the reef from a large underwater observatory while soaking up the melodic sounds of indie-folk duo JC & The Tree supported by folk duo Brook St overlooking the Great Barrier Reef while you enjoy a cold drink and gourmet buffet lunch.

Sunday 5 November
7 am – 5.30 pm
Bundaberg Port Marina, Burnett Heads
GA $285 per person | VIP $385 per person (inclusions outlined on booking page)

Monsoon Aquatics Experience

Explore the wonder and beauty of a coral reef with Monsoon Aquatics in a rare opportunity to tour a coral farm and how they pioneer ground-breaking research on coral propagation and spawning.

Tuesday 31 October and Saturday 4 November
10 – 11 am
Monsoon Aquatics, 145 Buss St, Burnett Heads
Adults $15 | Child $10 (ages 10+)

Milbi + Meebar: Culture on Canvas

Get in touch with your creative side and create your own piece of art in the TAC workshop where traditional owner and Taribelang Bunda artist Geoff Sellman will guide you as you enjoy food and drink (both BYO) as you paint and hear stories of local culture and the Bundaberg Region. No painting experience required.

Friday 27 October
6 – 7.30 pm
TAC Office, Perry Street, North Bundaberg
$69 per person

Lady Elliot Island: Marine Biologist for a Day

Head on out to Lady Elliot Island and spend the day with a qualified Master Reef Guide, snorkel with turtles, contribute to citizen science and data collection, and learn about the marine life that inhabits the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Thursday 2 November – Saturday 4 November
8 am – 5 pm daily
Lady Elliot Island
$620 Adult | $480 Child (3 – 12 yrs)

Rockpool Ramble

Discover the curious marine creatures in local rockpools at Nielson Park Beach and learn about their fascinating lives while enjoying an afternoon tea snack pack.

Saturday 28 October
1.15 – 2.30 pm and 2 – 3.15 pm
Nielson Park Beach (north)
$15 per person | includes snack pack

Learn to Surf

Whether you're determined to get up on that first wave, a group of friends or family wanting a 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.

Sunday 29 October and Saturday 4 November
8.30 – 9.30 am and 10 – 11 am
Nielson Park Beach
$20 per person

Be sure to book for Milbi Festival:

In addition to these paid activities and events which attendees can book for Milbi Festival, the 10 day event will feature a range of free activities, some of which also require bookings.

Get the full event descriptions and book when tickets go on sale at midday 3 October 2023 at

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