Mystery Craters and Sharon Gorge

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.

Mystery Craters
View from the raised platform

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.

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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.

 

Sharon Gorge

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.

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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.

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10 mosquito bites for one nice photo

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.

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Easy board walking track
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Bush Turkey

A nice little walk 15mins out of Bundaberg or 10mins from The Mystery Craters.

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5 thoughts on “Mystery Craters and Sharon Gorge

  1. A refrigerator in your vehicle what a novel concept. I shall have to look into one. We have a lot of mosquito’s during the summer so my vehicle always has a can or two of bug spray in it, they can really ruin a hike. Great pictures and post 🙂

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    1. Yeah this is my first time car camping and for extended time in the wilderness my friends recommended a fridge, 2nd battery and some solar panels to recharge. I’ve been testing things out and after 3 days with no top up from the solar panel the 120hr battery only dropped to 75% so I’ll easily get a week out of a fully charged battery. I’ll add a blog with all the details and links for you in the coming days as other people have been asking.
      It’s nice to have cold drinks and fruit each day.

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