For a taste of a quintessential Queenslander home for which Bundaberg is well known, head to Fairymead House Sugar History Museum. Built by sugar cane pioneers, the Young family of the Fairymead Sugar Mill and Plantation, these days it’s a Sugar History Museum with items donated by local cane farming families and icons in the Bundaberg community. Here, you’ll learn about the process of producing sugar, from cane to crystal.
Wander along the yawning verandahs of this grand dame and admire the Indian bungalow architecture of this building. A popular function space, outside explore the Back Lawn and old-fashioned rotunda area.
The Front Garden is full of lush tropical plants and is beautifully landscaped. The Japanese Garden is home to tranquil water features and tropical gardens.
Thornhill Street, Bundaberg North
An entire village of more than 50 beautifully restored buildings, the village of Herberton – an old tin mining town – is an incredible tribute to Australia’s past. Allow plenty of time to marvel at the incredible detail of this outdoor museum as you wander through the old school house, bank, toy shop and chemist.
The only distillery in Tropical North Queensland, Mt Uncle is set among banana, avocado and macadamia trees. Wonder the grounds with the peacocks; visit the cellar door for a taste of its award-winning spirits and liqueurs; or drop by the restaurant for a spot of lunch.
More than 500 years old, and only a short drive from Yungaburra, the curtain tree fig is a fascinating display of nature and a must-see attraction of the Atherton Tablelands.