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Gayndah

Gayndah lays claim to being the oldest towns in Australia, founded in 1849 maintaining its old fashioned charm today. Several buildings have been heritage listed including Mellors Drapery (one of the few buildings in Australia which still uses a flying fox to deal with transactions), old section of the State School, Gayndah Soldier's Memorial
Hall (Town Hall and Council Chambers), Racecourse and several rail bridges.

Sheep and mining brought settlers into 
the area, but it was the drier, less humid climate, rich volcanic and alluvial soils and plenty of sunshine that set the area up as a prime citrus growing centre and is popular during the cooler months of May to August with local and visiting fruit pickers.

Gayndah is famous for it's biennial Orange Festival which is a celebration of the abundant citrus produce which comes from the region. Among the many historical points of interest, the Gayndah Art Gallery, Gayndah Museum with it's extensive display dedicated to the Queensland Lungfish (or Ceratodus)Archers Lookout and the town clock are all worth a mention.

Gayndah is part of the Burnett Circle Touring Route and can be visited as part of a six day drive tour to take in all of the rural and authentic Australian experiences as part of the North Burnett.

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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
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.

Mountain View Caravan Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
From AU$20.00 - 95.00
With over three acres of attractive parkland and stunning views of Mount Walsh, the Mountain View Caravan Park is just five minutes walk to Biggenden's main street. The Park's well kept grounds and clean, fresh facilities will impress. Three clean and comfortable cabins with ensuites are available as well as powered and unpowered sites, camp kitchen, covered barbecue area and laundry. Situated next door to the Showground, the Caravan Park is easily accessed with ample parking for all types of large vehicles.

Mango Hill Cottages Bed and Breakfast

Childers, Bundaberg Area
From AU$130.00 - 150.00
Mango Hill Cottages Bed and Breakfast, Childers, is a family owned and operated accommodation establishment consisting of two individual, semi-self contained timber cottages built along the lines of the early cane cutters' cottages. They are ideally suited to couples wanting to relax amid a peaceful rural setting. Each cottage sleeps between two and four guests and both have front verandahs offering a picturesque outlook to a water lily-covered dam, cane fields, green hills and small crops. The cottages are located in the garden of the hosts, a few steps from the owners' boutique winery, distillery and cellar door 'Hill of Promise', featuring preservative -free, multi award-winning wines and fortifieds. Just five minutes drive from the Heritage-listed town of Childers, this pretty patch of the planet is 40 kilometres from the pristine beach of Woodgate, 50 kilometres from Bundaberg, departure point for Lady Musgrave Island the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay, the departure point for Fraser Island is 50 kilometres away. 'Snakes Downunder', 'Flying High Bird Aviary' and Mammino Ice creamery are within 10 minutes drive. Just a truly delightful haven to discover yourself!

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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