Childers Visitor Information Centre

Front of a country town building, taken in Childers Queensland

Childers Visitor Information Centre is in the Bundaberg region, positioned on the main street in the centre of Childers. The entrance is not easily spotted from the street but is easy to see from the footpath when walking along. The volunteers at the tourist centre can provide information on points of interest and accommodation options. … Read more

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Signage for the entrance to Hinkler Hall of Aviation, with an image of Hinkler and his first aircraft

Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a museum built as a tribute to aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler. Bert made record-breaking flights locally in the 1920s and flew the first solo flight from England to Australia. The museum is housed in a building designed to look like an aircraft wing. It contains several aviation collections large and … Read more

Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre

Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre

Bundaberg Visitor Information is found on the eastern side of town, next to one of the popular attractions and brown sign destination, Bundaberg Rum Distillery. It has moved from its earlier location closer to the centre of town near the Bundaberg Hospital. If you are looking for places to see around Bundaberg, the new location … Read more

Russo Nature Park

Walking trail leading into the scrub, an information sign to the side in front of a Blue Gum

Russo Nature Park is an environmental reserve along Stockyard Creek near Childers, Queensland. The park contains a diversity of local native trees, shrubs and wildlife. The start of the trail begins at an odd place, on the opposite side of a bare field. The estate area around it looks new so it may fill in … Read more

Mystery Craters

Rock slab with large crater holes, at The Mystery Craters near Bundaberg, a mystery that has baffled scientists across the world since the 1970s

The Mystery Craters is an unusual natural rock formation discovered in the 1970s, between Bundaberg and Gin Gin. The craters are a natural formation, the mystery comes from the location and the mixture of rock that has baffled geologists across the world. An interesting feature of the Mystery Craters is the red ochre evenly distributed throughout … Read more

Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Front of the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Bond Store

The Bundaberg Rum Distillery is a Queensland icon and one of the Q150 landmarks, the distillery was established in 1888 making use of the molasses waste from the sugar industry. Production of rum ceased twice in its history from fires. The first in 1907, resuming production in 1914. The second fire came from a lightning … Read more

Bird Park (Flying High Bird Sanctuary)

Pair of Major Mitchell cockatoo birds on a stump, one of them inside a hollow, taken at the Flying High Bird Sanctuary at Apple Tree Creek

The Flying High Bird Sanctuary is the largest free-flight aviary in Australia, over 7 metres high and around 2 acres to walk through and interact with the birds. First opening in 2002 as the Flying High Bird Habitat with only the main aviary, Flying High Bird Sanctuary has expanded with additional aviaries, a macaw breeding complex, … Read more

Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream

Sorbet cup with wooden paddle stick on a wooden table, at Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream in Childers

Tucked in the country cane fields of Childers, Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream will delight any ice-cream lover, with gluten-free and dairy-free options. Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream is a family owned and operated business making ice-cream with a secret family recipe, winning awards since the 1990s. The reigns have been handed on to Leo and Helen … Read more