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If you have ventured the "back way" along Rosedale Road to Agnes Water and 1770 then Avondale makes a great stop off for lunch or even a quick overnight stay in the bushy and scrub surrounds. Avondale Hotel hosts great entertainment, meals and offers motel accommodation and free overnight camping.

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Avondale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Moore Park Beach


Moore Park Beach is only a 15 minute drive from Bundaberg Central Business District. Offering 20 kilometres of unspoilt beaches; the northern end is used for Four Wheel Driving and the southern end is a popular swimming area.

Moore Park Beach is a family friendly beach offering all the services and amenities that may be required during your stay; mini mart, service station, bakery, eateries, sporting clubs, motels, caravan holiday parks, hardware stores and Bed and Breakfasts are all conveniently located.

During the summer months, Moore Park Beach is used as a nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles. To protect the turtles and their eggs, dogs are only allowed on the beach north of Palm View Drive.

Only a short distance up the road from the beach you will find a feeding, roosting and breeding habitat for the local waterbirds.

Moore Park beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the Easter Weekend and Public Holidays from 8am to 5pm. Roving lifeguards patrol the beaches seven days a week between 9am and 5pm.




Moore Park Beach
Moore Park Beach, QLD, 4670

Located 13.9K from Avondale

Mystery Craters


Visiting the Mystery Craters is a journey of discovery! Halfway between Bundaberg and Gin Gin is Australia's most baffling phenomenon. Since their discovery in 1971, the origins of the 35 oddly shaped craters have remained the subject of controversy. The mottled mixture of sandstone and ochre stain have been the subject of many investigations and various theories have been offered.

A giant mural greets you and as you enter the kiosk some wonderful gifts, souvenirs, and rock samples are on display. Light snacks, coffee, tea, cold drinks, and ice creams are available for your pleasure.

Through the archway you will find original photographs of the property and how the craters were discovered. Walk over the covered verandah, down the path, past the fairy garden, and you will come to the fantastic formation. A viewing tower is complimented by an informative commentary at the touch of a button.

To complete your tour, visit the collection of pioneer memorabilia and fascinating rock and fossil display. See it, love it!




15 Lines Road
South Kolan, QLD, 4670

Located 20.1K from Avondale

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and Playground


There is something for everyone at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Situated in North Bundaberg on Mount Perry Road, the gardens span 27 hectares of land and feature a magnificent lake which is home to 114 species of birds. Take a walk on the paths to discover the hidden Japanese Gardens and the spectacular temple in the Chinese Gardens. The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens also play home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Hinkler House, Cafe 1928, The Bundaberg and District Historical Museum and the nearby Bundaberg Railway Museum (small costs for entry). On Sundays the Australian Sugarcane Railway offer steam train runs along the two kilometre train track through the gardens (available for a very small fee).

You can purchase duck food from Cafe 1928 to entice the birdlife closer for fantastic photo opportunities. Take a picnic rug and your own food as the Botanic Gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic or organise some food from Cafe 1928.




Mount Perry Road
Bundaberg North, QLD, 4670

Located 20.4K from Avondale

Hinkler Hall of Aviation


Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler.

Become part of the story through interactive displays; fly like Bert on the distinctive glide simulators, be enthralled by Bert's life achievements and personal story in the movie theatrettes, sit in the replica Avro Baby aircraft and also view the original from his record setting 1921 flight. With numerous full size display aircraft exhibits and unique museum artefacts, including the beautifully restored Hinkler House 'Mon Repos', Bert Hinkler's relocated Southampton home, this memorable and extraordinary experience in Bundaberg, Queensland is a must do aviation adventure.

Hungry? Take in the surrounding Botanic Gardens flora and fauna while you relax and enjoy fresh delicious meal options and coffee at Caf? 1928, an exclusive experience in a truly unique setting.




Corner Mount Perry Road and Young Street
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 21.4K from Avondale

Fairymead House Sugar History Museum


The relocated and restored Fairymead House overlooks the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens with the splendour of a bygone era. Built in 1890, this grand plantation house includes the Sugar History Museum, exploring the development of the local sugar industry from its earliest days. View the magnificent Indian bungalow architecture and discover the history of the Bundaberg sugar industry and the pioneer sugar families through self guided exploration of the heritage listed Fairymead House.

Fairymead House is available for hire as a wedding/function/conference venue. If you are looking for a venue with a difference Fairymead House is the ideal location for you. The majestic plantation house offers an exclusive function venue for a maximum of 60 guests. Set amongst the lush tropical surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. Fairymead House is a fantastic venue for your special wedding photographs. Please contact their friendly staff for availability and pricing.




Thornhill Street
Bundaberg North, QLD, 4670

Located 21.8K from Avondale

Bundaberg Railway Museum


Bundaberg's first railway station, built in 1881 as an outlet for the Mt Perry railway bringing copper from the mines, is now preserved as a proper museum. Located some 500 metres from its original site, the museum houses a wide variety of railway items past and present.

The museum is a haven for train buffs. It include photos, uniforms and catering items from dining rooms to the Tilt Train. Books, including office records, engine driver's manuals, timetables and rule books. Tools of various types: locomotive spanners, heavy jacks and track work tools, Interlocked signal cabin recovered from Lowmead station, the last CTC panel from Bundaberg, and modern day transponders, A 1921 guard's van (originally a sleeping car) and a butter car insulated with cow's hair which stays cool even without the ice blocks.

Static displays outside include a diamond crossing for cane trams to cross the government lines and various couplings, buffers, drawhooks and air hoses used on older rolling stock.




28 Station Street,
Corner Wilmot Street
Bundaberg North, QLD, 4670

Located 21.9K from Avondale

South Sea Islander Church and Hall


The South Sea Islander Church and Hall commemorates the enormous contribution provided by the South Sea Islander community in establishing a viable sugar cane industry in Bundaberg. The hall itself was built circa 1920 to cater to the spiritual needs of the South Sea Islander population who were harvesting sugar at Fairymead Plantation.

In 1995 the South Sea Islander Church and Hall was relocated to its current position, near the Bundaberg Cemetery. The current location was the place of many South Sea Islander burials. A memorial garden was established over the unmarked graves housed in the current location.

The South Sea Islander Church and Hall is still used today and provides a tangible link between the community and the experience of the South Sea Islander Ancestors.




46 Johnston Street
Bundaberg West, QLD, 4670

Located 22.1K from Avondale

Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial and Park


A pavilion in Bundaberg is Queensland's only war memorial specifically honouring the women who tended the injured behind battlelines in WWI. The sugar city's mayor FH Buss officially opened the Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial on 15 October 1949.

The stucco and terracotta tiled building with arched openings cost more than ?1000, raised in just seven weeks by public subscription and fundraising by Bundaberg General Hospital and the women of the Red Cross.

The memorial honours 12 local women who served as nursing sisters in WWI and four who served in WWII, two of whom died: one as a Japanese prisoner of war and the other in the sinking of the Centaur.

The Memorial Pavilion can be found in a triangular-shaped park planted with palm trees, dominated by a water tower, opposite the Bundaberg Base Hospital.




Bourbong Street
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 22.5K from Avondale

Avondale: Events

Bundaberg Cup


Australia's richest Touch Football knockout.

Teams from around the country are getting ready to nominate for the richest Touch Football prizemoney purse in Australia, AUD20,000, to be shared across various men's, women's and mixed divisions in the lead-up to November's event.

In addition to providing a wonderful prizemoney knockout opportunity for players, officials and volunteers in regional Queensland, the Bundaberg Cup also promises to provide a major boost to the region's tourism industry.

International, inter (Queensland) and intra-State teams will compete for the prizemoney in a carnival atmosphere at the Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg. The inception of the Bundaberg Cup provides a significant addition to the wider Touch Football events calendar.

More importantly, it provides another significant regional opportunity to boost the profile and leverage the sport to increase tourism and participation numbers to key destinations, such as Bundaberg.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov
      26th Nov


University Drive
Branyan, QLD, 4670

Located 22.3K from Avondale

Avondale: Travel Tips

Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre


The Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre is located on Bourbong Street in Bundaberg.

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 Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre Visitor 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.




271 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg, QLD, 4670

Located 22.5K from Avondale

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