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“Worth a visit.”

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Ranked #4 of 46 things to do in Bundaberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Lots to do for adults an kids. Good playground. A little steam train does its circuit through the lush surrounds. lots of bird life on the ponds and waterway. quite a lovely walk through and around the grounds.
Shame that the Council, in its infinite wisdom, decided to remove the geese in one fowl swoop (pardon the pun) due to them 'frightening' some children ! They (geese) have been there for years without incident !
Bert Hinkler's little cottage is a quaint and historic place to visit.
Then there is Hinkler Hall of Aviation which is a definite 'must see. even if one is not into aviation, there is something of interest for all.
There is the historical Museum as well to peruse and immerse oneself in a bit of the areas history with artifacts on display.
Fairymead House is a museum which relates to the sugar industry. It is a lovely big house built in the Indian bungalow style and can be hired out for weddings and private functions.
Free entry to the gardens but fee for train ride and the other attractions.
Then there is Cafe 1928 which is spacious with indoor and outdoor dining.
Excellent food. Nicely presented and reasonably priced. it can get very noisy inside due the acoustic quality of the interior and the scraping of chairs on the hard floor as one moves towards or away from the tables can be quite jarring.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

A great stop. The cafe has good food at a reasonable price. Didn't get a chance to ride on the train or visit the aviation museum, but they looked good too.

Thank Phil K
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Have always loved visiting the Botanic Gardens, especially to take photos of nature. Highlight for me was the geese, some have been there 26 years. Sadly a few Children have been frightened by the Geese, so Bundaberg Regional Council just stepped in and had then re-homed (so they say) one day they were there, the next day they were gone, taken away, just like that. The geese are very affectionate and human loving, even stayed there through the very bad 2013 floods. Now they are gone, majority (over 80%) want them back, not the same there anymore. I won`t go back.

Thank Jacs53
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This botanic garden unlike many is packed with so many interesting things for the whole family. It has the Bert Hinkler muesum, Bundaberg regional muesum, play ground, pretty lake with lots of ducks, steam train running around the lake, big spacious cafe with food.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Had a great few hours here, a nice walk, well maintained, beautiful gardens, pond full of eels, lots of ducks, pelicans, shags and turtles. Lots of Families enjoying feeding the wildlife. Went on the little Sugar Cane Train, great service run by volunteers! I'd recommend stopping in and stretching the legs, it's free after all.

Thank Maree M
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