The Coastline Newspaper Group

Welcome to the website for Coastline Newspaper Group. Here we let you preview past editions of our publications, check out our interesting stories and pictures, mainly with a tourist flavour.

We invite you to contact us if you would like advertising details or if you have an item of interest for us.

Do you have a comment about our publications, app or website? We would be pleased to hear from you.

Michael McRae

Our Publications

Our publications are all available to read online

The Bundy Book
The Bundy Book
The Bundy Book

The Bundy Book was first published 25 years ago. It is a glossy full colour easy to read magazine which is updated every 6 months.

Outlining all our attractions, beaches, Great Barrier Reef, Turtles Timeline. All the things for our visitors to see and enjoy in our city, coast and region.

It is available FREE at over 100 pick up points in the Bundaberg region and in Hervey Bay, Childers, Gin Gin and Agnes Water/Town of 1770. There is also a Bundy Book App which is available from the App. Store.

The Bundy Book is published usually in March and late September. This year the summertime Bundy Book will be published in early December because of the 2020 Covid 19 Lockdown.

December to March is the time that thousands of people visit Bundaberg to see the turtles lay their eggs at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery and the baby turtles scurry into the ocean from January to March. Bookings are now open for this popular magazine for visitors to the region. Email or phone 07 41531133.

The Bundy Local Book
The Bundy Local Book
Bundy Local Book Autumn 2020 September

Bundaberg’s only news publication

The Bundy Year Book and The Bundy Local Book are similar in design to the Bundy Book, A4 in size, printed on gloss paper with full colour. Both publications are delivered to homes in Bundaberg and some editions are also delivered to mailboxes on farms in the area by Australia Post. The local editions feature stories and pictures of interest to Bundaberg Region residents. There are features on new buildings, farms, education, health and neighbouring areas including Childers, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water and the Sunshine Coast. The Bundy Year Book which has a yearly calendar, school holidays and events for the year is delivered free in the second last week of January. Contact us for date of publication of the next edition.

The September edition is being home delivered in Bundaberg, coastal towns, Childers and Gin Gin in mid September.  Australia Post will deliver to farms on mail services in the Isis area. Bundaberg Meals on Wheels clients and leading Bundaberg Newsagents including Chippies and Winners Nest in Bourbong Street, Golden Arrow in Woongarra Street and Chippies at Sugarland.

 Published by Coastline Newspaper Group a family-owned and run business since 1987.

Call (07) 4153 1133 or send an email to ads@coastlinenews.com.au 

The next Bundy Local Book for home and farm delivery will be published in 2021

Bundy Year Book
Bundy Year Book
Autumn 2020

The Bundy Year Book and The Bundy Local Book are similar in design to the Bundy Book, A4 in size, printed on gloss paper with full colour. Both publications are delivered to homes in Bundaberg and some editions are also delivered to mail boxes on farms in the area by Australia Post. The local editions feature stories and pictures of interest to Bundaberg Region residents. There are features on new buildings, farms, education, health and neighbouring areas including Childers, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water and the Sunshine Coast. The Bundy Year Book which has a yearly calendar, school holidays and events for the year is delivered free in the second last week of January. Contact us for details about the next Bundy Year Book and Bundy Local Book.

Tourist Queensland - Special for New Zealand in 2021
Tourist Queensland - Special for New Zealand in 2021

The Tourist Queensland publication has been published since Expo in 1988 in Brisbane.

In the tourism business? You need to be seen in Tourist Queensland

Tourist Queensland is an affordable way to give your business or event a much bigger slice of the tourist market. Reach tourists when they are planning a holiday, looking for things to do and places to stay. 

Distributed through well-established tourist attractions in the North and South Island of New Zealand. Some of our pick up points for this Tourist Queensland will be Lake Resort, Cromwell, Te Popo Gardens Stratford, Ahipara Holiday Park, Tui Brewery Mangatainoka, Carisbrook Motel Dunedin, Coromandel Court Motel and Christchurch Airport. 

This edition will be available in New Zealand after flights resume between New Zealand and?Australia. We will be publishing this in 2021.

Over 1.4 million New Zealand tourists visited Australia between July 2018 and June 2019. The number of New Zealand visitors has continued to grow at a steady rate since 2013. 

Why do so many New Zealanders visit Australia?

  • The close proximity of Australia, as well as lower visa requirements for NZ citizens, make Australia an attractive destination for many. 
  • A large number of New Zealanders also reside in Australia, making it a popular destination to visit friends and family. 

The majority of New Zealand tourists are return visitors to Australia and cite visiting friends and family as one of the most popular reasons to return.  

Special features in this Tourist Queensland will include Holiday Hot Spots in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Capricorn Coast, Whitsundays, Tropical North, The West and Gemfields, and the Granite Belt.

Contact us for more information or bookings. We intend publishing this Tourist Queensland in the first half of 2021 so that more of our past and new advertisers can take part.

The Bundy Book App

The Bundy Book App

Coming to Bundaberg? Make sure you have the Bundy Book App.

This app is available to anyone in the world and its free from the App Store. The app is the perfect partner to the Bundy Book, Bundaberg's glossy colourful tourist magazine available free from most tourist places.

Get your Bundy Book App now and its FREE.

Download on the App Store

Regional Roundup

News from Bundaberg and surrounds

Famous Author Lives In Bundaberg

Kerry McGinnis left school at the age of 11 and now she writes outback murder mystery books.

The London Gazette- When Cook Set Sail

We go back to 1768 for some pages from the London Gazette. A very historical document.

Fishing with Foxie by John Fox

Fishing and being on the water around the Bundaberg Region is a big part of the local lifestyle.

Heads Up on What's Open in Bundy

Restrictions are being slowing eased in Bundaberg Region. Here's our updated list of what is open

New Tourist Queensland™ to help tourism industry

Our most crucial Tourist Queensland™ publication yet – one specifically for Kiwis. Coming in 2021

The turtles call Mon Repos near Bundaberg home.

Mon Repos is home to the largest concentration of nesting Loggerhead Turtles in the South Pacific.

Competitions

Enter our competitions and win prizes

Win family passes to visit the Replica Endeavour

Win family passes to visit the Replica Endeavour

In our summertime Bundy Book we gave our readers an opportunity to win family passes to visit the Replica Endeavour when it visited Brisbane and Gladstone this year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery in 1770. Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus lockdown the voyage of the Replica Endeavour was cancelled. We would like to thank all who entered our competition. Maybe in 2021 the Endeavour may sail along the East Coast!

Hey Kids!  What should visitors  to Bundaberg  see !

Hey Kids! What should visitors to Bundaberg see !

Our summertime Bundy Book will be published in early December. We are asking Bundy Kids to enter our drawing competition and win family passes for a daytime visit to our new Tourist Centre at Mon Repos. Hurry entries close for this competition on Friday 31 October.