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Apple Tree Creek War Memorial

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area

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Australia's participation in WWI had an immense impact on the population. Almost one in five men who went to fight, died. That was certainly the experience in the Wide Bay's tiny farming community of Apple Tree Creek.

When war broke out, 50 farmers were registered in the post office directory. There was also a school, hotel and store. From that community, 77 men volunteered, a substantial proportion of a generation.

Apple Tree Creek chose the Queensland favourite tribute, the soldier statue, to honour its war heroes. The AL Petrie-produced memorial was unveiled on 20 March 1921.

Marble plaques on each side of the plinth on which the soldier stands record the soldiers' names providing a lasting record of the community's involvement. The names of the 15 who died are inscribed on the front panel.

Apple Tree Creek's war memorial, within the community sports ground, has undergone significant restoration. Vandals destroyed the original soldier statue in the mid-1970s. A replica was unveiled in its place in 1999.

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Fun Over 50 Travel and Tours

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From AU$899.00 - 5200.00
Choose a fully escorted tour from a selection of Coastal and Outback experiences throughout Queensland. Fun Over 50 Queensland tours offer `Gold Class' coach tours and rail tours that have been specifically designed for the 50s plus market. Tours range from three days to 13 days and are fully inclusive of meals, accommodation and attractions. Fun Over 50 engage fully qualified guides at iconic attractions/locations that enhance your tourism experience. Join the friendly and professional on-board crew and learn about Queensland's hidden secrets through the commentary of your expert Coach Captain.

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Casey Australia Tours is one of Western Australia's most experienced coach tour operators, showing off this spectacular state since 1973. On their high quality, eco-friendly coach tours you travel in the safety and comfort of their luxury air-conditioned coaches or four wheel drive coaches with a friendly group of like-minded travellers. They offer a range of motel and outback camping safaris throughout Australia from one day tours to 20 day extended tours. Casey Tours specialise in showing you the remote sections of Western Australia in comfort, visit secluded, extremely beautiful places like; Gibb River Road, Mount Augustus, The Great Central Road and The Kimberley. All tours are run by friendly and informative staff; professional driver and tour leader/cook that are there to make sure you are happy and content with every aspect of Casey's service. For value, experience and enjoyment, you can't go past Casey Australia Tours.

Gin Gin Library

Gin Gin, Bundaberg Area
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Gin Gin Library offer various items for loans to members including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and eDownloads. Visitors are able to join the library as temporary members by paying a refundable security deposit. By securing your temporary membership with a deposit, you are able to borrow items while holidaying in the Bundaberg region. Free WIFI and computer use is available for members and visitors. Bookings and restrictions apply. Charge bars are available in branches to enable devices to be recharged. The Library also runs regular activities for children, technology lessons, and author events. More information about the services the library offers may be found on their website.

Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits

Childers, Bundaberg Area
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Set amongst the rolling red hills of Childers in lovely tropical Queensland, Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits is a boutique winery and fruit farm that offers you and your tastebuds a unique experience you won't find anywhere else! At their winery you can enjoy a tasting of their unique range of fortified wines made from the Brazilian grape - Jaboticaba. Plus try their tropical fruit liqueurs or selection of grape wines. After the tasting you can enjoy a glass of wine with a freshly made lunch platter in their tropical cafe area. Then for dessert you can try Zoe's homemade baked goods with a cup of their freshly roasted blend of coffee or organic tea. They also provide fun for the family by offering a tour of their exotic fruit orchard, where you can try any fresh fruit in season. Plus take a walk through the bush tucker trail and learn all about Australia's native food trees and plants.

Childers Library

Childers, Bundaberg Area
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Childers Library offers various items for loan to members including bookings, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and eDownloads. Visitors are able to join the Library as temporary members by paying a refundable security deposit. By securing your membership, you will be able to borrow items while you are holidaying in the region. Free WIFI and computer use is available for members and visitors, bookings and restrictions apply. Chargebars are available in the branch to enable devices to be charged during your visit. The library also run regular activities for children, technology lessons, and author events. More information about the Library and the service they provide may be found on their website.

Hill of Promise Winery and Cellar Door

Childers, Bundaberg Area
Your 'wine experience' at Hill of Promise Winery and Cellar Door starts with the warm country welcome from winemakers and cellar door hosts Mary and Terry Byrne, as they invite you to come on board for a personalised journey to discover the taste sensation of their multi-award winning preservative-free wines and fortifieds. Absorb some local history including a snapshot of Terry's Sicilian grandparents, the inspiration for this tourist destination. Walk away with more than your swag of wine. Get ready for some family recipes, food matching suggestions or cuttings from their leafy garden. The cute cellar door, part of their century-old Queenslander also has on offer a small range of gourmet products made from local ingredients and designed to appeal to foodies! Groups can join them in the winery for a first-hand 'grape to glass experience ' tour. Find out what a wine thief is and enjoy port directly from the barrel. Glass in hand, take in the waterlily-covered dam, green hills and a flash of rich, red volcanic soil. On the Bruce Highway 4.5 kilometres south of Childers, it is one of the four wineries in the Childers Wine Trail. Definitely a 'must visit' on your holiday planner!

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo

Childers, Bundaberg Area
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is a fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family. Admission cost includes the opportunity to handle a python and baby salt water crocodile, view snakes shows and a crocodile feeding display and enjoy guided tours of various static displays. Other attractions include a fantastic Snake House, a walk though vivarium housing dragons and frogs and a kangaroo reserve where the animals can be hand fed. The most recent additions to the Zoo are their koalas. They invite visitors to come and meet Millie and Matilda. There is no charge for photography within the park and this includes during handling sessions. As you can see, Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo is "much more than just snakes".

Childers Art Space (CHARTS)

Childers, Bundaberg Area
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Childers Art Space (CHARTS), housed in the Palace Memorial Building, is fast becoming a hub for arts and cultural activities in the region. The gallery features a program of changing exhibitions, showcasing work from local, state and national artists, and a small gift shop offering creative local products. Childers Art Space boasts a superb balcony overlooking the main street and is home to the Palace Backpacker Memorial. Situated in the heart of Childers, right above the Tourist Information Centre, Childers Art Space is open seven days. Elevator access is available. Entry is free.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
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For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.

Mount Walsh National Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
A prominent landmark in the Biggenden region is the granite bluff area of Mount Walsh, in the northern part of mountainous Mount Walsh National Park. Exposed granite outcrops, rugged ridges and steep forested slopes support a range of vegetation. Follow the 300 metre trail from the picnic area through open eucalypt forest to a rocky creek gully fringed in rainforest, then on to lookouts over surrounding countryside. With caution, experienced walkers can take the strenuous (unmarked) two and a half hour hike to Mount Walsh's bare granite summit. You will be rewarded with stunning views.
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