Paradise Dam Recreation Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area

Indicative Rate * AU$10.00 to AU$10.00 Room Only

Paradise Dam is only 100 kilometres south-west of Bundaberg and 35 kilometres from the quaint country town of Biggenden. The Dam lies on the beautiful Burnett River and is renowned fresh water fishing. Other water sports include boating, skiing, tubing, sailing and swimming.

The facilities at Paradise Dam include non powered camping sites, environmentally friendly toilets (no showers), covered gas barbecues, concrete boat ramp, fish cleaning stations, information centre and kiosk.

There are some very interesting walks including a hike along the five kilometre Finney Creek walking trail, a shorter walk around the Heritage Trail, a walk down Campbell Road to the historic Paradise Cemetery or a short drive to view a kiln which was built for burning agricultural limestone to make cement powder. Experience a walk along the Bicentennial National Trail which runs along the edge of Paradise reserve.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Car park
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Playground


  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
363 Campbells Road
Biggenden, North Burnett Area

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Gin Gin Wild Scotchman Country Markets

Gin Gin, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
23 May 2015
Gin Gin Wild Scotchman Country Markets are country markets held on Saturdays every weekend. At the numerous stalls there is fresh local produce on offer, craft of all variety, clothing, jewellery, bric-a-brac, plus much more. There are also excellent catering facilities offering breakfast, tea and coffee, soft drinks and take-away foods. Bring the family along for a great morning at the markets.
26 May 2015
The Chris Cook Band sings Slim Dusty. Chris Cook met Slim Dusty in Coffs Harbour in 1977. They met up again in the Northern Territory about 20 years ago and went fishing together on the Roper River. A firm friendship was established between them which remained strong for the last 12 years of Slim's life. Slim Dusty recorded three of Chris' songs - "When the Country's Wet", "Diggin' a Hole in my Guitar" and "Rollin' Down the Road". Chris plays energetic country guitar, skilful and toe-tapping fiddle and highly polished bluegrass/hillbilly banjo. He is an enthusiastic and engaging performer with over 35 years experience whose infectious vitality, distinctive and inimitable style and musical competence ensure an entertaining and enjoyable show. He's backed by Robert Renfrew on double bass and Jamie Cantwell on drums and percussion. The Show is presented with the knowledge and approval of Slim Dusty's wife Joy McKean.
27 May 2015
Come along and watch the first game of State of Origin live on the big screen and help raise funds for the local Isis Rugby League Club. Pizza, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase on the night. A bus will be available from Bundaberg/Bargara for a small cost if there is enough interest. Please contact the venue to book.

'Grease' Night At The Paragon

Childers, Bundaberg Area
13 June 2015
Grease is the word at The Paragon! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the Rockabilly tunes of local band 'Slap Beat', have tasty canape's served to you, cold drinks at your finger tips and finish off the night with Danny, Sandy and the gang in the classic film, 'Grease' (1978 - PG). As alcohol is served at this event, there will be a bus available from Bundaberg/Bargara at an additional cost.

Apple Tree Creek Chitchat Markets

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
13 June 2015
Come and grab a bargain at the beautiful Apple Tree Creek Chitchat Markets on the second Saturday of each month from 7:00 a.m. There will be lots of varied stalls from crafts, plants, Bric a Brac, gifts, tools and much more, something to interest everyone. Early birds can enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast or a tasty hamburger and coffee from their on-site canteen. Feel free to bring the car or utility along and sell your goods from the boot plus new stall holders are welcome, walk in and walk out sites with table and chair are available. Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs but they must be on a leash at all times. Free Lucky Door for all visitors and a free cup of coffee for travellers coming over 30 kilometres to visit but proof is required!

Paragon Theatre presents Busby Marou

Childers, Bundaberg Area
19 June 2015
Busby Marou are hitting the road again on a very special Duo Tour. Having toured extensively with their full band, Busby Marou are going back to their roots and playing this next run of intimate shows as a duo. Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou will perform in a stripped back, acoustic show bringing a whole new dimension to their much loved catalogue. After touring extensively in 2014 and finishing the year with a gold record, Busby Marou are set to record their third studio album later in the year. But before the guys make their way back into the studio they insisted on hitting the road to visit some of their favourite regional hotspots. This event is for all ages. Alcohol will be available to purchase for patrons 18+. Bus available from Bundaberg/Bargara AUD10 - contact The Paragon to reserve your seat.
27 June 2015
Love is on the air! Pull up a cabaret seat and tune in when outrageously ocker duo Barbara and Barry bring the laughs, love and music with Sweet, Sour and Saucy. The 1950s inspired radio talkback jazz cabaret features songs of yesteryear from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt, along with a dose of dodgy relationship advice from these self-appointed "experts on love". Barbara and Barry (real life couple Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer) will charm lovers and lonely hearts with their knockout vocals, virtuosic piano playing, witty repartee ... and something they call 'erotic spoons'. The brassy banter between the pair is a laugh-out-loud delight as the vintage musical duo solve - or at least, attempt to solve - dilemmas of the heart. There are some surprises in store too as Barbara and Barry reach out into the audience, making for some hilarious moments of audience interaction.
27 June 2015
Best friends Lissa and Nee Nee just love adventure! Get on board as they journey to the river, meet monsters and join the circus. You'll meet wonderful characters like Montgomery the Monkey, a little green frog and maybe you'll even take the stage as a little monster! They'll sing and dance to fun-filled jazz numbers, magical nursery rhymes and rocking originals. It's high energy musical fun for the young and the young at heart. They are committed to entertaining and engaging children using quality original music and narrative driven, story-telling techniques. They use audience participation (offstage and onstage) to enhance feelings of joy, wonder and spontaneity thus authenticating the experience of adventure for the audience. They draw on their sophisticated skills in music making and theatre, adapting them for the under six years market. Adventure Time includes well known songs like Row Your Boat, Baby Face and Monster Mash.

Childers Festival

Childers, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
25 – 26 July 2015
When it comes to festivals, there is nothing quite like the Childers Festival held every year on the last weekend in July. It's the only festival in Queensland that stops the mighty Bruce Highway! Childers is a quintessential Queensland country town located 40 minutes south west of Bundaberg and two and a half hours north of Noosa. The town swells to nearly 40,000 people with non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food. Free admission both days, it kicks off on Saturday afternoon from 2pm and goes well into the night and Sunday, the main festival day, from 9am to 3.30pm.

Catch a Catty Family Fishing Competition

Mount Perry, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
29 – 30 August 2015
The annual Mingo Crossing "Catch a Catty" Family Fishing Competition is on again in August 2015. Queensland Boating and Fishing rules apply. Competition hours: Saturday 5.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday 5.00am to 11.00am. Continuous weigh-in from 6.00am until closing times on both days. Must be in the line at closing times to qualify for the weigh in. Competition is a preferred catch and release and fish must be live to be weighed. Fish to be kept must apply to size and bag limits. Barbecue available from Friday night through to Sunday lunch. Bring your own alcohol. Camping at Mingo Crossing Grounds - powered sites for caravans and unpowered sites, hot showers and toilets. Nominations (Adult, Junior and Family) will attract an entry fee.
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