Southern Hinterland Experiences
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- Enjoying macadamia nuts where they were first discovered more than 30,000 years ago at the small, picturesque village of Bauple. Click here to find out more …
- Reliving the pioneering past at the Mt Bauple Museum where highlights include a crocodile skin from a large reptile shot in the Mary River
- Picnicking in Federation Park with its extensive gardens with picnic tables, free BBQs, toilets, children’s playground and a wishing well. A restored locomotive similar to the one used by the Bauple Sugar Mill prior to its closing in 1950, has pride of place in this part of the grounds which are located in the museum complex
- Seeing some of the few remaining original uncultivated nut trees which once grew prolifically on the fertile soils near the creeks, gullies and flats in the general area of the township of Bauple. Three of the original trees are located opposite the museum.
- Finding out more about macadamia nuts and sample a range of nut products at Macadamia House.
- Going nutty at the annual Bauple Nut Fest in November
- Visiting the Men’s Shed which provides a meeting and activity place for many men throughout the region.
Tiaro, Glenwood, Gundiah and surrounds
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- Canoeing down the beautiful Mary River and encountering some of the rarest species in Australia including the ancient Australian lungfish. The fish is said to live more than 100 years and makes a small bellow as it surfaces regularly for air.
- Spotting the Mary River Turtle, Australia’s second most endangered fresh water turtle which also breathes through its tail end, or the Mary River Cod, one of the nation’s most endangered fish.
- Enjoying a hearty meal and old fashioned hospitality in one of two historic country pubs built in the late 18oos.
- Tasting top quality bacon and smallgoods at Tiaro’s butcher shop famous throughout Australia
- Having a picnic by the Mary River at beautiful Petrie Park which is named after explorer Andrew Petrie. The park is also a habitat for koalas.
- Visiting the Tiaro Visitor Information Centre and Craft Cottage in
- the restored railway station to stock up on local knowledge as well as homemade goods and local art and craft.
- Experiencing the bush are off the beaten track – whether its on horseback, bush walking, mountain bike riding, and dirt biking – while travelling the Bicentennial National Trail.
- Camping for free in the heart of Tiaro or at Petrie Park. Overnight camping only for self contained caravans and RVs.
- Having a drink in the rail sidings of Gundiah and Theebine - both
- home to grand old hotels.
- Walking or driving across the picturesque Dickabram Bridge at Miva- Built in 1886, this historic structure is one of only two bridges of its kind in Australia that was traversedby car and train.
- Picnicking in shady Glenwood Park - home of a variety of wildlife
- including kangaroos and wallabies.
- Visiting historic Munna Creek
Tiaro Visitor Information Centre
Mayne Street, Tiaro QLD 4650
Opening hours: 9am-4.30pm daily
Phone (07) 4129 2599