Winery (Hill of Promise)

Winery and distillery of Hill Of Promise

Hill of Promise is a boutique winery and distillery in Childers on the Bruce Highway before reaching the main township. Tastings are held at the Mango Hill Cottages bed and breakfast next to the winery. The cottages closed during the COVID pandemic, however, the wine tastings from the verandah of the cottage is still operating. … Read more

Brierley Winery

Brierley Winery front gate

Brierley Wines was not open when we visited. Checking with Google shows they are permanently closed. Some web pages show them as being open still, such as their Facebook page and Trip Advisor. There are no current comments or anything recent to confirm if they are still open, nor are there any to say they … Read more

Vintner’s Secret Winery

Garden at Vintners Secret Winery in Childers

Located close to the township of Childers, Vintner’s Secret Winery is a place to enjoy the beautiful gardens as much as the wine tasting. As with many places we visit, the brown signs led us to the driveway, while we were staying at Childers for a few days. Arriving in the parking area we immediately … Read more

Paradise Dam

View of the lake at Paradise Dam in Queensland

Paradise Dam is on the Burnett River built in 2005 and named from the abandoned ghost town of Paradise the water now covers. The dam has a 300,000 megalitre capacity with a stepped spillway chute. There is a picnic shelter with tables and free BBQs for use next to the kiosk where the basics can … Read more

Historical Complex (Childers)

Entrance to the Historical Complex in Childers, Queensland

The Historical Complex is a hidden gem in Childers, mostly hidden from the main road though the town. There is of course a brown sign for it, one of the smaller varieties and (at the time at least) dwarfed by a larger brown sign for a winery that isn’t operating anymore. The main entrance is … Read more

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

Moore Park Beach Information Centre

Coral Coast Cottage, Moore Park Visitor Information

Coral Coast Cottage is a non-accredited Visitor Information Centre in Moore Park Beach, north of Bundaberg. Coral Coast Cottage is also known as The Pink House. The information centre offers information around the local area and showcases local arts and crafts. It is a community centre for the locals with inter The Pink House is … Read more

Hinkler House Museum

Old 2-story English cottage, Hinkler House Museum in Bundaberg

Hinkler House was built in Thornhill Estate in Southampton, England in 1925. A modest detached house, he named the home “Mon Repos” to celebrate the beachside location of the same name in his Australian hometown of Bundaberg where he had fuelled his love of flight. Hinkler House is physically separate from Hinkler Hall of Aviation … 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

Botanic Gardens Complex

Botanic Gardens Complex in Bundaberg

The Botanic Gardens Complex in Bundaberg is more than botanic gardens with several attractions to bring you into the complex. If gardens are not your thing, there is probably something else here to interest you. The opening hours and free access are specific to the gardens. The attractions within the complex operate to their own … Read more