The tropical delights of North Queensland.
The tropical delights of North Queensland. Tourism and Events Queensland

Top things to do: 1770 to Toowoomba

FIVE adventures that are not to be missed when travelling from 1770 to Toowoomba:

Agnes Water

AGNES Water is a tourist town located in Central Queensland, Australia within the local government area of Gladstone Region and is the closest access point to the southern Great Barrier Reef. It is a neighbouring town of the Town of 1770 and located 70km north of Bundaberg and 60km off the Bruce Highway.

The Peanut Van

THE Home Of Australia's Best and Freshest Peanuts Since 1969. The Peanut Van is strongly committed to tourism and pioneered tourist information services for visitors, long before anyone else even thought of it. Kingaroy and Childers Peanut Vans are open 8.30am-5pm every day. http://www.peanutvan.com.au

Hill of Promise Estate Winery

THE winery is right on the highway and is an easy place to stop for a drink and to pick up some souvenirs from a trip to Childers. It's a small boutique operation run by a local couple. They used to grow their own grapes on the land but now they just focus on production. The wine-tasting they offer on site also includes information about what foods go best with each variety. In fact, Hill of Promise Estate is more than happy for you to bring along your own picnic and eat it with a bottle of wine on their front lawn. 8 Mango Hill Road, Horton, Childers. www.mangohillcottages.com

Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo

SET just off the Bruce Highway, south of Childers and displaying over 45 species and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians, marsupials, koalas, Other attractions include a fantastic snake house, a walk though vivarium housing dragons and frogs and a kangaroo reserve where the animals can be hand fed. The most recent additions to the zoo are the koalas. www.snakesdownunder.com

Lady Elliot Island

LOCATED just off the tip of Fraser Island and is a 40 minute scenic flight from Hervey Bay. Lady Elliot Island first appeared above sea level as a coral rubble sea spit 3500 years ago. www.visitfrasercoast.com


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