TOP SPOTS: The beautiful Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania. Photo Contributed
TOP SPOTS: The beautiful Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania. Photo Contributed Contributed

Bundaberg to play starring role in Australian road trip

BUNDABERG residents are being called to share their top local travel spots as part of a new campaign to map Australia's best road trip destinations on Instagram for the first time.

Around Australia in 60 days aims to provide a digital trail of Australia's best kept tourism secrets, spaning across the circumference of Australia from Darwin to Cairns.

To ensure that the best, but less well known sights and destinations of Bundaberg are included, the local community are invited to submit their best recommendations.

Whether it's a great local bakery, the perfect spot to take a selfie, a brilliant place to see a sunset, or an extreme adventure activity, locals are urged to think outside the box with their tips.

One pair of travellers who will be watching their social media feeds closely for Bundaberg tips are Max Watson and Will Ross. The two friends are among eight lucky travellers who have each won an opportunity to drive a leg of a 60 day, 9319 km trip across Australia.

After submitting a video showing Avis why they would make the best tour guides, the duo were chosen to drive the fourth and final leg of the journey from Sydney to Cairns and will stop at 15 towns and cities including Bundaberg on Friday, November 6.                                                                                                                                                  

Mt Watson said the pair were keen to make the most of their time in area.                                                           

"We're really excited about visiting Bundaberg and cannot wait to explore some of its secret locations and hidden gems".

"This is the first time either of us have visited the area and we'd to love to hear some insider suggestions on where we should visit and what we should do," he said.

Around Australia in 60 Days is an initiative from Avis Australia to celebrate their 60th anniversary in Australia.

To share their tips, locals simply need to upload a photo of their suggested spot to Instagram and tag @AvisAustralia and hashtag #Avis60Days. Alternatively users can upload a photo to their Facebook page and hashtag #Avis60Days.                                                                                                                       

Head to Avis Australia's Instagram and Facebook pages to view the journey so far.



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