Aug 29 2011 We left Yeppoon and headed nearer to Maryborough (need to be there for the Queensland Vets Golf Championships) for a short stay at Bargara, on the coast just 15 kms east of Bundaberg. Bargara is a beautiful and unspoilt coastal town which is definitely on the re-visit list. There is a coastal bicycle track which travels 10 kms north to Burnett Heads. We gave our bikes a good run on that track ! The track travels through a large turtle sanctuary where turtles return to their birth place to dig large nests in the sand to lay their eggs. These turtles always return to the exact same beach where they were born to lay their own eggs. Unfortunately, the turtle season is later in the year.
We played 2 local golf courses – Bargara and Coral Cove. Coral Cove’s claim to fame is it is one of the only 2 golf courses in Australia with a Par 6 hole. Bob also had a hit at the local Bundaberg squash club to keep his hand in.