In Mundubbera, two and a half hours drive fromn Bundaberg, one local industry is working to ensure the entire region remains at the forefront of Queensland’s thriving agricultural industry. ‘Bugs for Bugs’ produce predatory bugs for crops and agriculture, cutting down on the need for chemical sprays.
In addition to the local historical museum and Meeting Place of the Waters Mural, Munduberra is also home to ‘Enormous Ellendale’ – a giant mandarin that takes pride of place on Queensland’s list of colossal icons. Auburn National Park, where the Auburn, Boyne and Burnett Rivers meet, is close by and is a popular stop for campers.
When visiting Mundubbera, take a stroll down to Bicentennial Park, located on the banks of the Burnett River where the ‘Arthur Dagg’ track winds down the riverbank for a closer look at the riverside flora and fauna. View the series of metal sculptures that represent the natural and human heritage of the area. Enjoy the Sensory Garden which contains plants with distinctive scent and textures and is designed to be enjoyed by all people including the visually impaired. The park is home to a steam train and a tree grown from a seed gathered from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli. Set amongst the attractive gardens are sheltered picnic areas, barbecues and playground facilities. Just upstream the Jones Weir provides a venue for waterskiing, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. It is stocked with Australian Bass, barramundi and yellowbelly. Ceratodus or lungfish and platypus may be spotted in the weir. Apart from abundant oranges and mandarins, boutique orchards in
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