Childers Culinary Journey - Bundaberg Region
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Childers Culinary Journey

Take an early morning walk down Bourbong Street and see the farmers delivering fresh produce to cafes along the way. Head out from the coastal surrounds of Bundaberg through the rich farming landscape to Childers forty minutes to the southwest of our city.

Journey Details

• Duration: 8hrs (Full Day)
• Itinerary type: Circuit
• Mode of Travel: Car
• Distance: 65 km
• Level of Difficulty: Easy

1. Go Nuts

Stop at the famous Macadamias Australia plantation on Goodwood Road to pick up some mouth-watering dry roasted or chocolate coated macadamias to eat along the way.


2. Farm Fresh

Stop off at Alloway Markets and pick up some fruit as well. They have a range of locally grown produce including the delicious forbidden figs, avocados and tomatoes.


3. Woodgate Beach

Head south on Goodwood Road and take a detour to Woodgate beach where you can take a dip in the ocean and get a great espresso coffee at Serenity Cove Cafe, located along the Esplanade and in front of NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park.


4. Childers

On the road again to Childers you will notice the landscape change as you drive through the sugar cane and macadamia plantations to arrive at Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream factory. Mamminos are a cane farming family who have diversified their business to offer gourmet ice cream made with local culinary products. They also have a shop in Childers.


5. Sip & Swirl your way around the hinterlands

Stop in at Hill of Promise Winery to enjoy the views and try their range of wine and liqueurs. Although they are open daily from 10am until 4pm, hosts Terry and Mary recommend ringing ahead to avoid disappointment. They pride themselves in customer service sharing their culinary journey with visitors.

Don't miss a stroll through the pavement gallery in Childers beautiful tree lined main street before heading out to Vintner's Secret Vineyard and Cellar Door. There are several café options for lunch, try The Paragon Theatre for an espresso pick me-up or taste delicious eats at Insane Caffeine.

Upon arriving at Vintner's Secret Vineyard and Cellar Door, enjoy the award winning Verdelho or afternoon tea relaxing in the garden overlooking the vines. Although they are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 4pm, it's always a good idea to call ahead to check on availability.

6. Soak up rolling green hills on your return

On your way home take the scenic route back east to Bundaberg winding through the North Isis farms arriving back in Bundy in time for a sunset walk at Bargara Beach.

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