Mundubbera, aboriginal word meaning ’footsteps in the trees’, is midway between Brisbane and Rockhampton at the meeting of three rivers (the Burnett, Boyne and Auburn). Mundubbera is the citrus capital of Queensland, one third of the state’s citrus crop is produced here. Boutique orchards also grow mangoes, avocadoes, lychees, peaches, grapes, watermelons, rockmelons, olives, pecans and blueberries. South-East of Mundubbera the agriculturally rich Binjour and Gurgeena Plateaux are major growing areas for prime beef and creamy dairy.
Take a walk down to the river and through Bicentennial park where you can admire the sculptures, see the steam train and visit the tourist information centre. Just upstream you can find the Jones Weir that provides a venue for water-skiing, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.
Auburn River National Park
Auburn River National Park is located 40km south-west of Mundubbera.
The 405ha park protects an area of open eucalypt forest and dry rainforest.
The Auburn River, with its rock pools and cascades, winds through the park, providing habitats for numerous birds, reptiles and mammals.
A basic camping area is provided on the northern banks of the Auburn River.
The Riverleigh drive is a 1/2 Day experience that takes tourists around lush orchards, vineyards and vast grazing country. Head off via the ski area on the Burnett River, past several orchards to continue on to Coonambula to pass the Riverleigh State School which was opened in 1913, closing just recently. Return to Mundubbera via the Burnett Highway.
Why not turn it into a full day scenic tour and keep travelling along the Gayndah Alternative Scenic Route. Explore the static displays at Jaycee Park 2km from on the A3 where you can continue onto pass the unique ‘Footstep’ tree about 7km south of Mundubbera. Climb the Binjour Plateau and experience the glorious views of the countryside. Travel through the Gleneden Valley, home of Rohan the Bullocky and his Working Bullock Team (a must-see experience).
RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre
The RM Williams centre is located in Eidsvold showcases his skills and achievements as well as celebrating the history of the region and its ways.
The story of RM Williams, the man, his journey and his profound respect for the Aboriginal people unfolds in the Interpretive Centre.
A Place to Learn New Skills, workshops in bushcrafts, leather work, silversmithing, blacksmithing and arts and crafts feature regularly in the Education Centre.
For more information on things to do and see in and around Mundubbera please visit https://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/