After a month in the job as one half of our new Management Team at Sugar Country Motor Inn in Bundaberg Damien Garro has already found that the most asked question at the property is ‘Where’s the Rum Distillery?’ In spite of the numerous requests for directions to the city’s best-known landmark Damien still has the attitude that “Bundy is the gateway to many opportunities for visitors”. The other half the new team is Adam, Damien’s brother, and while officially the brothers were born in Victoria, they are both quick to point out they have now lived longer outside that State than in it! From South Australia and up to the N.T. with time in Queensland’s Central Highlands, it’s a wide and varied list of locations. While Damien says “A month isn’t long to soak in what the area has to offer” it seems already they are happy to add Bundaberg’s name to that list. And both of the boys are excited about the opportunities they have at Sugar Country; the dining options they say are excellent, and they like the property’s spacious rooms and its close proximity to transport and the CBD. Even at this early stage though they are excited by the tourism possibilities they can see, mainly for the property but also the city in general. Damien underlines this Gateway potential when he can already share what he considers to be highlights of the region; Lady Musgrave, Mon Repos, Bargara, Baffle Creek, Woodgate Beach and the town of 1770. There’s bound to be more that our new Management Team need to experience in the region so they’d love you to drop by and let them know what to add to their To Do list!