Gin Gin

A peaceful drive north of Bundaberg is Gin Gin, nestled on the Bruce Highway. Lovely gardens divide the wide streets and historic buildings are a reminder of Queensland’s pioneering past. Visitors can explore the natural rural countryside and fields of sugarcane with vineyards and olive groves emerging as new horticultural industries.

Take a bite out of one of the famous pies at ‘The Travellers Rest Stop’. Check out the local museum and learn about the past, and the gallery featuring exhibits by local artists. Have a bush picnic at the historic Kalliwa Hut in Goodnight Scrub National Park, home to over 60 species of butterfly. Take a 4WD up to One Tree Hill (and no you won’t find Chad Michael Murray there) for panoramic views of the area. Try a spot of fishing at Lake Monduran or get your heart racing with some water skiing and tubing. Drive or walk through the Boolboonda Tunnel, the longest non-supported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere. Want to do more? Why not head to the small mining town of Mt Perry, home to mountain-bike racing in June. Gin Gin’s main street is peaceful and picturesque but drive a little further, explore a little more and there is adventure to be had.