Charter boat relocates to Bundy
THERE is much to be positive about right now in Bundaberg.
A new charter boat service, which has chosen to relocate from neighbouring Hervey Bay to our city and river, will add to the region's growing reputation for boating tourism and is a welcome addition to the recent return of Lady Musgrave tours.
Regardless of whether the MV DayTripper's major clientele is local or from out of town, it still presents an opportunity for people to spend money with Bundaberg businesses.
A different kind of tourism is also on the up.
Bundaberg's cafe culture is booming and a diverse range of coffee shops and eateries is opening up in all corners of town, catering to different kinds of customers and tastes.
Add to that the month-long Crush Festival that is almost upon us, showcasing the best we have to offer in arts, culture and food, and it's hard not to feel positive about the region and its future right now.
Having just moved back to Bundaberg after 18 months on the Sunshine Coast, I can see why confidence is high. It's great to be back.