Mail had been sent to us at Bundaberg and was waiting for us at the main post office. We booked into the Finemore caravan park, right on the edge of the CBD area, it was right on the river and we thought “how picturesque”, until the midges struck at 4pm. I am now covered in an itchy rash. We had booked for 2 days and enjoyed biking around. The art gallery was difficult to find. Bundaberg does not put signs up to help tourists and visitors find their way around. We didn’t know that it was called BRAG…So had a good bike around central Bundy in the search. It was well worth finding as it had an interesting exhibition of native plants and flowers made from roadkill. Preserved skins of cane toads, kangaroos and feral cats, as well as other exhibits.
Then we wanted to find the Botanic gardens. They are over on the north side so went over the Burnett Bridge which was built in 1900, then got lost, again. By the time we found the gardens it was 4pm and all the museums were closing their doors. So decided to come back again the next day as there was so much to see.
Next day we packed the van as we could not stay any longer in midge central, and as it was almost Easter, rang a Caravan Park in Burnett Heads to spend another 2 nights in the area. With the van packed we drove to the gardens and spent a very interesting 4 hours looking around the new Bert Hinckler Aviation museum, it was opened December 2008. It is definitely worth a look around. Also included in the price was entry to “Mon Repose” Bert Hincklers house that was brought brick by brick from England and rebuilt here.
The heritage museum was the next stop, very well laid out, with a great deal of interesting artifacts. All these museums are in the Botanic Gardens and easy walking distance from each other.
By now we were all “museumed” out so drove to the midge free park at Burnett Heads.