The Big Orange at Gayndah is at a cafe entering into the Gayndah township from the east along the Burnett Hwy.
The Big Orange was built by a local, Don Kenny, in 1977 for the Gayndah Orange Festival and later moved to its current location in 1983. The orange is made up of twelve sections (segments :)), six sections on top and another six make up the bottom half.
You can walk inside the Big Orange where you will find information around the region and Gayndah itself, as well as a number of brands relating to the orange industry. Old newspaper clippings of the local area are also available to look through and get some insight into the history of the area.
The cafe has burgers and wraps and other refreshments as well as a selection of local produce and products available for purchase. Peanuts, including raw and roasted, in shell and pre-shelled, are available. As you would expect, oranges were on display for purchase also.
To get there:
Coming into Gayndah from the south/east, after crossing the bridge for Oakey Creek, continue for 800m and turn right into Simon St with the brown sign for Historical Museum. Gayndah Museum is 70m on the left.
Coming into Gayndah from the north/west, after going over a railway crossing, continue for 950m and turn right. Cross the bridge over the Burnett River and turn left after 500m. Continue for 450m and turn left into Simon St with the brown sign for Historical Museum. Gayndah Museum is 70m on the left.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am-2pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes