HAPPY TO HELP: Bundaberg photographer Paul Beutel is giving his time to help with Yaraka’s tourism campaign.
HAPPY TO HELP: Bundaberg photographer Paul Beutel is giving his time to help with Yaraka’s tourism campaign. Ben Turnbull BUNPAUL

Bundaberg photographer wants you to know about Yaraka

YARAKA is a town that is barely on the map, but Bundaberg photographer Paul Beutel is giving up his time and using his skills to help them change that.

Mr Beutel said he saw a small news story on the town earlier this year that they were fighting the ravages of drought by trying to attract tourists to the area.

About 850km due west of Bundaberg, 1100km by road, the town has about 20 residents and was also recently featured in Australian Story.

"It was this story that piqued my interest in helping out," Mr Beutel said.

So he called the pub, and was told they would put him up in exchange for his photographs.

"The purpose is to donate my photographic skill for tourism images for the residents to use as promotional material to increase tourism," he said.

It was also Mr Beutel's love of the outback landscape that drew him to devoting a trip entirely to photography.

He is also taking a little slice of Bundaberg with him, in a bright yellow, can't-be-missed Bundaberg Brewed Drink landrover.

Mr Beutel, who does work for Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, asked if the promotional landrover was available for a long trip.

Feeling it was for a good cause they agreed, stocking the vehicle with some ginger beer.



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