6 things to do these school holidays in Bundaberg
Instameets, croc cuddles, mystery craters and beach time… there’s plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained these September school holidays in Bundaberg.
1. Petting zoo
Old MacDonald has a farm and he’s coming to Alexandra Park these school holidays. On the banks of the Burnett River, this park is filled with large shady trees, plenty of play equipment, and is home to some birds, kangaroos and dingoes. Old MacDonald will let you have a cuddle with the cutest baby farm animals – from lambs, piglets and guinea pigs to rabbits, ducklings and baby chicks. Open 9am-3pm daily from Monday 29 September to Sunday 5 October. And it’s free!
Got a smartphone? Got an Instagram account? Great. Let the iPhoneography begin! On Saturday 4 October, Queensland is holding the biggest Instameet. Ever. That means people like you, all around the state, are going to meet up in groups to snap away and upload their pics to Instagram in the biggest show-and-tell about their hometown or holiday spot. Find out where you can get in on the action here. Confused? Get the lowdown on Instameets here.
3. Mystery Craters
Wanna walk on the moon? Make a trip to South Kolan – halfway between Bundaberg and Gin Gin to visit the Mystery Craters. These 35 oddly shaped craters were discovered in 1971 but no one seems to know the story behind them! Walk down the path, past the fairy garden and you will arrive at a viewing tower with commentary available at the touch of a button. Can you solve the mystery?
4. See the light
Take a step back in time when the historic timber Burnett Heads Lighthouse opens for visitors on Sunday 28 September. The lighthouse was built in 1873 and operated for 99 years before it was replaced by a taller tower. If you’re hanging around past the school holidays, there’s even a lighthouse festival on the last weekend in October!
5. Croc cuddle
Head to Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo, just south of Childers, and snap a selfie holding a python and a baby saltwater crocodile. There’s also a snake house, vivarium housing dragons and frogs, and kangaroos and koalas. Open 9:30am-3pm every day except Wednesday. Adults $22. Children $14. Family pass $66.
6. Beach hop
Visit five family-friendly beaches in one day – and make sure you grab a Mammino ice-cream on the way! Woodgate, Elliott Heads, Bargara, Mon Repos and Burnett Heads each have their own special charm (and playgrounds) to fill a day of sandcastle building, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and picnics. You’ll sleep well after this salt and sand-soaked day!