SITTING at a table at a Bargara café, dressed in a polo shirt and cap, sipping on a strawberry milkshake, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman almost blends in with the other tourists.

Almost.

A few people do a double-take, some stare, but others recognise him and come up to tell him he's doing a great job.

A man stops for a chat and the Premier and wife Lisa happily oblige when he asks for a photo.

The Premier is holidaying in the Bundaberg region with his wife and 19-year-old daughter Sarah.

Slowly but surely, they are ticking off the Bundy tourist bucket list.

So far they've enjoyed a Mammino's ice cream at Childers, have visited Mon Repos and plan to tour the Bundaberg Rum distillery and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

While the Premier has visited Bundaberg numerous times on an official capacity, he wanted to show his family a few of our great spots, and encourage others to do the same.

Bargara has been a hit with the Newman family with its relaxed beachside atmosphere.

Mrs Newman has family connections around the Wide Bay-Burnett region, with links to Biggenden, Childers, Maryborough and Booyal.

She said her father had told her about his own family holidays spent at Bargara, telling her to look out for the pandanus palms along the foreshore.

She also intends on helping to support the local economy with some shopping on the cards.

The Premier will be back in Bundaberg in a few weeks' time for the Community Cabinet sessions.



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