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Rows of red rich soil, green macadamia trees dotting the horizon, "hedges" of sugarcane along the roadside and a main street with history and heritage oozing out of its facades - history, heritage, arts, culture, food and wine is all here in Childers.

There is plenty to check out if you are in Childers with the family, one of the largest open air bird aviaries, a snake and reptile park, art gallery, library and the restored 1920's Paragon Theatre has a schedule of movies and events.

You could spend a whole day here doing wineries with four to visit, all doing a range of wines and other alcoholic beverages based on the local produce grown in the region.

Make sure you take a moment to indulge in gourmet ice-cream famous from the region and head to the Palace memorial which is a touching tribute to those who lost their lives.

From its darker days to new beginnings stop a while under a shady leopard tree and take a break in this heart of sugar cane country.

Childers: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Childers Art Space (CHARTS)


Childers Arts 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, as well as a gift shop offering creative local products. Childers Arts 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 Arts Space is open seven days. Elevator access is available. Entry is free.




72 Churchill Street,
(Upstairs)
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 0.1K from Childers

Childers Library


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.




49 Churchill Street
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 0.2K from Childers

Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits


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 the winery you can enjoy a tasting of their unique range of tropical fruit wines, made with fruits such as Mango, Starfruit, Dragonfruit and the Brazilian grape - Jaboticaba. We also have a range of uniquely flavoured liqueurs, which include Macadamia, Chocolate Lemon Myrtle, Lemoncello and more. Or even try a select range of traditional grape wines.

At Ohana visitors can also enjoy an interactive guided tour around the exotic fruit orchard. During the tour you will also have the chance to taste any in-season fruits which is a delight for the senses.




1 Cottonwood Close
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 2.0K from Childers

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo


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 snake shows, a koala talk 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 Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo also invite visitors to come and meet Millie, Bonnie and Matilda, three cuddly KOALAS. 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".



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51 Lucketts Road
Doolbi/ Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 2.3K from Childers

Apple Tree Creek War Memorial


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.




Bruce Highway
Apple Tree Creek, QLD, 4660

Located 4.4K from Childers

Childers: Events

Childers Festival


The 2017 Childers Festival, on the last weekend in July, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, is the only festival in Queensland that stops a highway, closing the mighty Bruce Highway!

The festival transforms the highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between the heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets of Childers, just 40 minutes west of Bundaberg and three and a half hours north of Brisbane.

With free admission both days, the event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon from 2pm with a street party and lively bands performing well into the night. The main festival day, which closes the Bruce Highway is on the Sunday, kicking off from 9am to 3.30pm and features five stages of non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food from all over the world.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Jul
      30th Jul


Churchill Street
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 0.3K from Childers

Apple Tree Creek Markets


Come and grab a bargain at the beautiful Apple Tree Creek Markets on the second Saturday of each month from 7am (except January). 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 tasty hamburger and coffee from their on-site canteen. There is live entertainment and buskers are welcome. Free Face Painting for the kids most markets.

Feel free to bring the car or utility along and sell your goods from the boot plus new stall holders and swappers are welcome, walk in and walk out sites are available. Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs but they must be on a leash at all times. Fundraisers are free.

Parking is available at the back of the grounds via an entrance near the Memorial.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2017
      14th Jan
      11th Feb
      11th Mar
      8th Apr
      13th May
      10th Jun
      14th Oct
      11th Nov
      9th Dec
2018
      13th Jan
      10th Feb
      10th Mar
      14th Apr
      12th May
      9th Jun
      14th Jul


Drummond Street,
Bruce Highway
Apple Tree Creek, QLD, 4660

Located 4.1K from Childers

Creak At The Creek for Seniors Week


Come and celebrate Creak at the Creek for Seniors Week at beautiful Apple Tree Creeks craft, farmers and trash and treasure markets on August 13 2016.

The markets will be specifically aimed at seniors with fun and games, sing a long with Bundy Flukes Ukulele group and a cent sale with free Sausage Sizzle lunch (raffle tickets for sale from 10.30-11am), and other exciting events such as motorised scooter races from 9am if there is enough interest and Seniors Zumba. Event is open to everyone, not just Seniors.....the more the merrier. There will be a free taxi running between Childers and the Creek.

There will also be lots of bargains to be had, new stalls every markets, gourmet alley, live music, fantastic food from the canteen. The event supports local clubs and groups, with stalls always available. The event is on from 7am till 12.45pm. Parking will be available at the back of the markets.


Event Dates
2017
      12th Aug


Drummond Street,
811 Knockroe Road
Apple Tree Creek, QLD, 4660

Located 4.3K from Childers

Childers: Travel Tips

Childers Visitors Information Centre


The Childers Visitors Information Centre is located in Palace Memorial Building, 72 Churchill Street in Childers.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Childers Visitors Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




72 Churchill Street,
The Palace Building
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 0.1K from Childers

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