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Barcaldine

Barcaldine's charming facade, one that has earned it the tag of 'Garden City of the West', hides tumultuous tales of a controversial past.

In 1891, five years after the railway push into the outback helped to establish the township, Barcaldine became the headquarters of the great shearers' strike. One thousand shearers laid down their blades in a defiant protest that reverberated around the nation and resulted in the formation of the Australia Labor Party and a graziers' group that later evolved into the National Party. An enduring symbol of the strike lives on today in the Tree of Knowledge, the imposing memorial to the famous ghost gum in the town's main street where the strike meetings were held. Unfortunately, the gum itself was poisoned in 2006, but the memorial built around the original stump is a wonderful display of modern art and timber workmanship.

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is a national project commemorating not just these events, which changed the course of the nation's working history, but is a tribute to all Australian working men and women. Set in over five acres of landscaped gardens, it is also home to the Wanpa-rda Matilda Outback Education Centre, which is a unique residential facility for schools and community groups.
Barcaldine is also home to the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats, and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

Barcaldine is situated at the junction of the Capricorn and Matilda (Landsborough) Highways. Many visitors use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore central west Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore.

Barcaldine
Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Queensland
Australia

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Bundaberg Park Lodge

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$12 - 420
The Bundaberg Park Lodge is budget accommodation featuring a swimming pool, covered barbecue area, shaded sites and play equipment. They have very friendly staff and the building is pet friendly, close to the airport and major shopping centres, has a convenience store out front and is only 15 minutes to the nearest beach and fishing area.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$105 - 160
Marilyn and Tony welcome you to the Golden Chain Coral Villa - a very friendly, affordable, comfortable Motel. Guests can choose from a variety of self-contained suites - all of which are ground floor and back onto the beautiful tropical gardens and al-fresco meeting, greeting and dining area - next to the crystal clear salt water swimming pool with a free undercover barbecue.

Midtown Caravan Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$32 - 70
If you want a family orientated caravan park then the Gordon Family will look after you. Midtown Caravan Park is favoured for their central and flat position and they cater for families, singles and group bookings.

Glenlodge Caravan Village

Thabeban, Bundaberg Area
From AU$37 - 100
Glenlodge Caravan Village is Bundaberg's friendliest caravan park. Owner/operated for the past 20 years by the Haks family. Situated only five kilometres from the city centre. Located in a rural setting on 10 acres, with ample room for large motorhomes, fifth wheelers and large caravans.

BIG4 Cane Village

Avoca, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$31 - 199
BIG4 Cane Village is set amidst beautiful gardens, sand-fly free, quiet and secure and within walking distance to Sugarlands shopping centre, a sports club, tavern and night club, bowling club, cinema and there is a bus stop opposite to venture into the Central Business District just five kilometres away.

Oakwood Caravan Park, Bundaberg

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27 - 100
The Oakwood Caravan Park is an owner/operated country Caravan Park within short driving distances to the Bundaberg Town Centre, Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation within the grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$29 - 140
Situated on the shores of Bargara Beach along the Coral Coast this tropical holiday park is the perfect place offering everything you need and every accommodation option, for the perfect getaway. Bargara Beach Caravan Park has the best affordable beachside accommodation on offer in South East Queensland at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99 - 140
Bargara Gardens Motel and Holiday Villas have unique and private one and two bedroom self contained villas set in beautiful tropical gardens, two minutes walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. The complex also backs on the golf course.

Moore Park Beach Holiday Park

Moore Park Beach, Bundaberg Area
From AU$26 - 130
Overlooking a white sandy beach which stretches 17 kilometres, Moore Park Beach Holiday Park is in a stunning location that is hard to beat. With the ocean as one boundary and surrounded by a lagoon and parkland, this Holiday Park is an undiscovered gem.

Kacys Bargara Beach Motel

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$99 - 250
When visiting Bundaberg, you'll find that Bargara is only a stones throw away and is one of Queensland's best kept secrets. Famous for it's Turtles and at the start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bargara is the ideal place to wake up to beautiful ocean views and in the heart of Bargara is Kacy's Bargara Beach Motel.
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