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Huxley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 2.3K from Huxley

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, 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
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 2.5K from Huxley

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 3.0K from Huxley

Military and Memorabilia Museum


The Military and Memorabilia Museum is "unquestionably one of the best displays of military memorabilia outside the Canberra war memorial" as was the 'wrap' placed on the collections at the Military and Memorabilia Museum by the judges when Childers won Queensland's Best Heritage Town in 2010. The collection includes countless items associated with various emergency services including police, ambulance, fire brigade, SES and nurses. The museum also dedicates a large part to remembering our service men and women from Boer War to present day conflicts. It also showcases appliances from bygone eras making the collection tally up to 30,000 items from over 140 countries.




Ashby Lane
Childers, QLD, 4660

Located 3.1K from Huxley

Huxley: Events

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
2017
      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 2.3K from Huxley

Huxley: 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 3.0K from Huxley

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