The Mystery Craters
Well I thought I’d go for a short drive to explore The Mystery Craters, they are an unusual natural rock formation 20mins out of Bundaberg.
They were discovered by a zucchini farmer beneath a layer of silt and sand in 1971. Some of the craters hold water while others don’t.
There is a raised viewing area where you can look down on the craters and with the push of a button you are treated to an audio tour.
You can walk around the fenced off craters, which are full of little tadpoles.
The other features of the park are a fairy garden for the kids and a shed full of old machinery and lawnmowers. On the way out there is also a shop with souvenirs and refreshments and a rock, fossil and note collection.
Entry is $7.50 per adult.
As I was about to leave when the owner told me of a nice little walk about 10mins down the road.
I stopped at the Sharon Gorge rest stop and made myself a few things to eat and a cold drink out of the fridge in the back of my car, I’m loving this new addition to my car.
After filling my stomach up with fuel I went for a short walk down Sharon Gorge to Burnett River.
I’m not sure how they classify a gorge but I was expecting something a little more substantial that a dried up creek.
Still it was a nice 15min walk down to the river and back, I managed to spot some very nice friendly butterflies and some not so very friendly mosquitos.
While I was trying to getting my camera to focus on this butterfly I ended up with 10 mosquito bites, I must remember to put insect repellent on up in Queensland.
The track was a mixture of leafy path and boardwalks and had constant shad most of the way down to the Burnett River. Other than the mosquitoes I spotted lizards, bush turkeys, turtles, butterflies, spiders and a few small birds.
A nice little walk 15mins out of Bundaberg or 10mins from The Mystery Craters.