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Mundubbera

Mundubbera

Mundubbera, an aboriginal word meaning 'footsteps in the trees', is midway between Brisbane and Rockhampton at the meeting of the three rivers (the Burnett, Boyne and Auburn). The drive the Rural Getaway feeds into the A3 here as well.

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 Mundubbera also grow mangoes, avocadoes, lychees, peaches, grapes, watermelons, rockmelons, olives, pecans and blueberries. South-East of Mundubbera the agriculturally rich Binjour and Gurgeena Plateaux are major growing areas for prime beef and creamy dairy.

Between Mundubbera and Gayndah is the scenic Gleneden Valley and organic farm, where visitors are invited to witness and enjoy the rare and memorable sight of a bullocky and his bullock team at work.