Free Activities

Plenty to do around the region - beach, bush, rockpools, swimming holes, races, local rodeo, markets, local events and heaps of festivals!

Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events and activities around the region.

There are lots of free or low cost activities to keep you busy while staying with us... just ask for more information.  Here are some ideas:

Baby turtles hatching: At Mon Repos near Bundaberg baby turtles are now hatching out of the sand and making their way down to the ocean between January and March.  Join a ranger guided evening tour - book online just $12 for an amazing close encounter!

Swimming: Utopia Rock Pools, Howard Weir, Bucca Weir

                       Hervey Bay Wetside Water Park - Free Wednesday to Sunday 10-5pm,

                       Childers Pool - $2.50 entry, open till 5pm

Beaches: Woodgate, Coonaar, Bargara, Hervey Bay

Food:  Isis Club Smorgasbord Thursday & Sunday nights $15, jugs $13.50 

Pubs & Music:  Federal Hotel live music Fri Nights, Apple Tree Creek Hotel, Historic Cordalba Hotel

Poker Night Isis Club Thursdays: register at 5.30pm, starts 6.30pm. 1st prize $50

Bushwalks - Mt Walsh National Park, Russo Nature Park, Booldooma Tunnel 

Walk softly Low Impact Bushwalking - tips for making sure you don't disturb the environment while bushwalking from Queensland Parks & Wildlife

Wildlife Spotting  download the free Queensland Field Guide app (android)  Queensland Field Guide for Apple to identify the animals and reptiles you spot around the Ecolodge or the region.

Mountain Biking - Cordalba State Forest

Art: ChArts Art Gallery Childers, Childers Pavement Art - get map from Visitor Information Centre

Stargazing: We get amazing night skies here - download a free stargazing app and find out what stars are shining down on you.

 

Check out the Bundaberg tourism website for more great activities 

$22
Flying High Bird Sanctuary
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Flying High Bird Sanctuary

Wander through the aviary and spot native parrots in all their colours or admire them up close feeding (best time to go is breakfast time!).

Feed the kangaroos, marvel at the ancient cassowary.

Open Sunday - Friday days 8am - 4pm

 

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$22
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo
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Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo

See the crocodile show, handle a snake, learn about lizards, dragons, turtles, walk-through the tropical vivarium with frog species. Personal guided tours. Over 45 different Reptiles on display.

Kangaroo feeding and Koalas! 

Open Thursday to Tuesday 9.30-3.30.

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Apple Tree Creek Markets
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Apple Tree Creek Markets

Colourful market every 2nd Saturday of the month

food, produce, crafts, vintage, clothes, plants, animals...

At Apple Tree Creek

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Mammino Gourmet Icecream
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Mammino Gourmet Icecream

Delicious creamy handmade icecream in divine local fruit and nut flavours!

Visit the shop in Childers or the factory on Lucketts Rd and see the icecream being made!

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The Old Pharmacy
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The Old Pharmacy

A unique piece of Childers heritage, The Old Pharmacy is the original local pharmacy dating back to 1890 complete with pills, potions and equipment from the last 120 years. Set in the original building you'll be amazed at the remedies on display, shudder at the pedal powered roadside dentist chair and drill and be fascinated by the old cameras.

Open Mon - Sat 9.00am - 3.00pm. $5.

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$15
Paragon Theatre Childers
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Paragon Theatre Childers

Heritage Theatre Tours

Saturdays 11.30am $15

 

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Childers Festival
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Childers Festival

Last Weekend in July The only Festival to close the Bruce Highway! Music & stalls Saturday 2-10pm Sunday - hundreds of food & market stalls; 5 stages of entertainment 9-3.30pm A great day out...

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Apple Tree Creek Rodeo
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Apple Tree Creek Rodeo

Genuine Rodeo action!  Bull riding, bucking broncos, calf-roping, barrel racing.

Entertainment and bar.  A true Aussie experience without going out back!

September 2017

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