History & Heritage Package
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History & Heritage Package

Childers Festival: History & Heritage Package


This package is available 27th July 2023 - 30th July 2023

Rich history and vibrant culture come together for this immersive Childers Festival Package.
From aviation triumphs and sugar mill adventures to indigenous cultural immersion, operatic bliss, and the infectious energy of a local festival, this itinerary promises to leave you enlightened, entertained, and enchanted. So pack your bags, and prepare to be captivated by Bundaberg's past, present, and the enduring spirit of its people (and maybe a few other kind of local spirits too😉) as you relish in this weekend getaway.

Kickstart your adventure at 10 am on Friday with a visit to the renowned Hinkler Hall of Aviation. This unique museum pays tribute to the legendary aviator, Bert Hinkler, showcasing his life, achievements, and the evolution of aviation. Marvel at vintage aircraft, interactive displays, and Hinkler's remarkable record-breaking aircraft.

As the sun sets, prepare yourself for an extraordinary evening on the Sugar Mill & Cane Fire Tour. Departing at 3:30 pm, this immersive tour takes you on a journey through Bundaberg's iconic sugar industry. Witness the fascinating process of sugar production, from cane to crystal. As night falls, be captivated by the mesmerizing cane fire spectacle, where the fields are set aglow with flames.

On Saturday morning, immerse yourself in the rich Indigenous history of the Bundaberg region with the Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours. Starting at 9:30 am, this half day bus tour offers a deep dive into the traditions, customs, and stories of the Taribelang Bunda people. Engage with knowledgeable guides, participate in traditional activities, and gain a profound understanding of the area's past, spirituality and connection to the land, through their eyes and hearts.

Now for an afternoon of artistic excellence at Opera By The Lake. From 2 pm to 4 pm, indulge in the enchanting melodies performed by talented artists against the picturesque backdrop of a tranquil lake. Let the soaring voices and beautiful music transport you to a world of pure bliss and spellbinding melodies that will touch your heart and soul.

Wrap up your Childers Festival getaway on a high note (just like yesterday’s opera singers 😉) and join the vibrant and lively Childers Festival Day. Conclude your Bundaberg adventure on a high note by joining the vibrant and lively Childers Festival Day. From 9.00am til 3.30pm, stall holders line the main street, and vibrant entertainers weave through the markets. People from all walks of life come together to celebrate community, heritage and spirit! The Bruce Highway closes and is transformed into an action -packed hub of live music, arts and crafts, vintage treasures and local produce.

Feel the infectious energy as you join in the festivities, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors, laughter, and joy. The Childers Festival is a testament to Bundaberg's rich cultural heritage and a celebration of its thriving community spirit.


Friday 28th July 2023

  • Hinkler Hall of Aviation @ 10:00am-11:00am
  • Sugar Mill & Cane Fire Tour @ 3:30pm-9pm


Saturday 29th July 2023

  • Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours, Yesterday Today Tomorrow, half-day tour @ 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Opera By The Lake @ 2:00pm-4:00pm


Sunday 30th July 2023

  • Childers Festival Day @ 9:00am – 3:30pm

How To Book:
1. Make sure your check-in date is Friday 28th of July (28/07/2023).
2. Change the number of nights to a minimum 3 nights.
3. Select your pax details (adult, child, concession, etc.)*
4. Check the days your experiences and events are on. You may need to tick the appropriate dates as per the above package inclusion details. 
5. Once you are happy with your selection click the 'BOOK NOW (YOUR PRICE)' button
6. Enjoy your turtle-y awesome holiday or call our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff on 1300 722 099 for more tours, accommodation, and attractions you can book today!

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*If a member of your family is classed as a concession, student or infant please contact our staff on 1300 722 099 to help assist you with your booking.

Terms and Conditions

Dates for this package are 28th July - 30th July 2023 and cannot be changed.

Cancellation Policy

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Ticket is valid for 3 days from the date booked. No refunds or transfers for unredeemed tickets. Full terms and conditions available on the website www.hinklerhallofaviation.com

Taribelang Bunda Cultural Tours

Cancellations made with 24 hours’ notice from tour departure are 100% refundable.

· Cancellations made within 24 hours of tour departure are non-refundable.
· No show on day of tour is non- refundable.
· If 48hours notice is provided you will be offered to transfer your tour to another date or receive a voucher to the value of your tour
· On very rare occasions, tours may be cancelled (severe weather, road or park closures, insufficient numbers). Should this occur, you will be transferred to an alternative tour / date, or if this is not suitable, you will receive a full refund.
· A refund will be provided to those who test positive to COVID and are unable to attend, providing a medical certificate is provided confirming your positive COVID result.
· Operating days are subject to seasonal and guest demand and tours may not operate on all days indicated.