Apple Tree Creek War Memorial

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area

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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"Marchioness" Farmstay

Mount Perry, North Burnett Area
From AU$165.00 - 198.00
"Marchioness" Farmstay, is a 5th & 6th generational working cattle property located in the peaceful, rolling hills of Mount Perry. It is Owned and Operated by Clive & Debra Dingle and Family, and located just 1 hour west of Bundaberg, and is approximately a 4 hour drive, about 400 KM from Brisbane. The "Marchioness" Farmstay offers good old fashioned country hospitality, coupled with a diverse range of Experiences and unique Accommodation. A great place to recharge, enjoy nature and starlit sky's. The Dingle family offer Farm Tours, Stockwork displays, animal feeding, woodchopping & chainsaw carpentry displays, gold fossicking, whip cracking, 4WD tours,bushwalking, & camp cooking. Accommodation options are varied, from self-sufficient camp sites to comfortable King Size bedrooms with ensuites.(Disabled Facilities also available) The family enjoy providing good old fashioned country hospitality, meals can be fully supplied or self catering options are available with an outdoor kitchen /dining/lounge area provided for guests.

Mango Paradise Bed and Barra

Cordalba, Bundaberg Area
From AU$100.00 - 100.00
Mango Paradise Bed and Barra is a working cane farm with onsite accommodation in self-contained cabins. In season visitors can enjoy the fresh fruit of mangoes, lychee and bananas from the orchard trees whilst admiring the surrounding which are picturesque and peaceful. Also on the property is a fish farm consisting of 24 ponds which are presently stocked with 250,000 silver perch. You can enjoy watching them being fed both morning and evening. The big dam holds approximately 650 barramundi, which are for recreation fishing, with the record catch standing at 92 centimetres. Feeding the pigs, chickens and playing with Honey, the friendly kelpie who never tires of playing fetch, will entertain the children. Mango Paradise is located 10 minutes north of Childers on the main highway into Bundaberg, and provides a unique holiday experience for the young and old. Being a kilometre off the main road and no neighbours in site, means peace and quiet. See the stars like never before. Only a short drive to Bundaberg and the lovely beachside town of Woodgate. Experience being on a working cane/fish farm.

Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat

Childers, Bundaberg Area
From AU$32.00 - 135.00
Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat is located just north of the picturesque town of Childers on Queensland's Fraser Coast. ​Set on 165 acres, in an idyllic sugar cane farm setting; Lake Redbrook offers cabins, camping, caravan and motorhome parking. Enjoy the theatre of the lake's wildlife from your cabin's patio, throw a line in the stocked dam, hire a kayak or simply soak up the fresh country air. Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat provides an ideal getaway for families, couples, freshwater anglers, artists seeking inspiration, or those just wanting to relax and unwind amongst nature.

Childers Ecolodge

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$25.00 - 88.00
Childers Ecolodge offers new budget accommodation in a country setting, with beautiful bushwalks, birdlife, farm animals, wildlife and Aboriginal art workshops onsite. Choose from quad dorms or double glamping tents with share facilities, and make use of the kitchen and tv room. Set on 28 acres all rooms have views over the bush and open onto a patio. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, sit in a hammock by the waterhole,toast marshmallows on the campfire or go for a bushwalk. A harvest work placement service for backpackers on a working holiday visa is provided with fruit and vegetable picking at local farms. Excursions and day trips are organised around the local area including wildlife parks, vineyards, national parks, heritage Childers town, a gourmet ice-cream factory, unique museums and easy access to white sandy beaches as well as the attractions of nearby Bundaberg and Hervey Bay including Lady Eliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island. You will enjoy the beautiful clean facilities,service and a friendly welcome from your hosts who have travelled and worked in tourism. They aim to create a home-style feel for backpackers and anyone after an affordable holiday just four hours north of Brisbane, Queensland.

Bungadoo Country Cottage

Gin Gin, Bundaberg Area
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From AU$60.85 - 120.00
Travelling between Rockhampton and Brisbane or the Gold Coast? Take a Bungadoo Break at the Bungadoo Country Cottage for the perfect halfway point. They are off the highway so there's no traffic noise. You can relax under the shady mango trees and enjoy the bird life, or take a stroll around the 25 acres of natural bush and gardens. It's a perfect place to set up a base and explore the whole region.

Paradise Dam Recreation Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
From AU$20.00 - 20.00
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.

Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Park

Mount Perry, North Burnett Area
From AU$20.00 - 27.00
Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Park is situated along the banks of the beautiful Burnett River, approximately 125 kilometres west of Bundaberg via Gin Gin and 400 kilometres north west of Brisbane. This best kept secret is perfect for all types of water sports including fishing, sailing, skiing and tubing. Mingo Crossing is surrounded by rural countryside which complements the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. There are 12 powered caravan sites as well as a camping ground, kiosk, large undercover barbecue areas, spotless amenities block and plenty of parking for cars and boats. The small historic town of Mount Perry is only a 30 minute drive from Mingo Crossing and a great destination for a day trip to explore the museum, heritage trail, cultural centre and have lunch.
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