Apple Tree Creek
Attractions in and around Childers
Visitors Information Centre This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.
Palace Memorial Building
72 Churchill Street.
Phone: (07) 4126 3886
Bakers Military Memorabilia Museum in Ashby Lane is unquestionably one of the best displays of military memorabilia outside the Canberra war memorial as is the 'wrap' that has been placed
on the collections at Bakers Museum. The collection also includes countless items associated with various emergency services including police, ambulance, and nurses.
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am 3pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am 12 noon.
Phone: (07) 4126 1545
The Historical Complex is in Taylor Street with an impressive sugar cane locomotive imported from England in 1916, a cottage from Isis Central Mill which was once rented out to mill workers for the modest sum of 2 shillings a week, and the old Isis Central Mill School. The Historical Complex is open between 9am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.
Potions, pots, pans and ledgers full of ancient remedies. Step into the past at the Pharmaceutical Museum located in the heart of Childers. An unique collection dating back to the 1800s.
90 Churchill Street
Phone: (07) 4126 2211
The original Grand Hotel was moved on from Horton to its current site in the 1880s. On the opposite corner is the Federal Hotel (1907) with its much photographed swinging doors and iron lace.
In North Street the Royal Hotel is older still, built in 1894. The Butcher Shop (1896) was the first tiled shop outside Brisbane and escaped the fire of 1902.
In Churchill Street the Court House was built in 1896 and enlarged in 1900 and the Post Office (1887) has been maintained in its original form.
The National Bank (1895) was built as a branch of the bank of North Queensland and the two storey R.S.L. club was built in 1901 for the C.B.C. Bank. Further up the street is the Soldiers Room Memorial in the Isis Shire Chambers opened in 1926.
The War Memorial features cast bronze plaques complete with photographs of those who didn't return home. The room is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays and is situated beside the Council Chambers in Churchill Street. Admission is free.
Krupp Cannon. The Howitzer 210mm Mauser was manufactured in Essen Germany in 1916 by Fried Krupp. The cannon was captured in Flanders by the Australian Imperial Force during World War 1. Childers was only one of two towns in Queensland to receive such a weapon.
Kanaka Memorial. Between 1863 and 1904 some 50,000 Kanakas were blackbirded from the Polynesian Islands to labour in the Queensland cane fields. Approximately 14,800 Kanakas were located between Bundaberg and Maryborough.
Apple Tree Creek is 6 klms north-west of Childers on the Isis Highway. A family-friendly picnic ground with great facilities is on the left as you enter Apple Tree Creek from the south. There are covered picnic tables, electric barbecues, wheelchair accessible toilets, childrens playground and rubbish bins.
Snakes Down Under Reptile Park & Zoo. On display are saltwater crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, emus, lizards, monitors, dragons, turtles, a walk-through tropical vivarium with more
dragons, and many frog species.
51 Lucketts Road.
Phone: (07) 4126 3332
Mammino Macadamias and Gourmet Icecream.
Visit the Mammino shop and learn all about the growing and processing of the macadamia nut. Choose from a large range of products for sale to try the distinctive macadamia flavour.
115 Lucketts Road.
Phone: (07) 4126 2880
The Isis Sugar Central Mill was founded in 1896 and is a five minute drive from Apple Tree Creek. Approximately 300 growers supply sugar cane to the mill and the cane is harvested from an area of 13,000 hectares. All the cane is delivered to the mill over 153 kilometres of narrow gauge (610mm) railway.
Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits
With a range of wines and fruit liqueurs, homemade jams and preserves, specialty coffee and exotic fruit from all over the world, Ohana Winery offers a truly unique experience in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.
Our exotic fruit orchard contains fruits grown in South America, South-East Asia, Mexico, Hawaii, China and more. To enjoy the full Ohana Winery and Exotic Fruits experience, we offer two visitors tours.
The small town of Buxton is located on the banks of the Burrum River. The main attraction is the fishing and peace and quiet. The riverside park has a barbeque facility and undercover area with an excellent playground for children. Buxton has a general store, and community hall, a boat ramp and is serviced by a Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade.
Vintners Secret Vineyard
Set in rolling green hills only 1.5 km from Childers, this vineyard offers a relaxing, fun-filled experience for all ages.
- Award-winning wines to sample and buy in an elegant tasting room
- A manicured six acre working vineyard, shady gardens with flower beds, art, sculpture, water features to enjoy and stroll through
- An attractive bistro café and viewing deck
- A gift and gourmet shop
- A dedicated art gallery space
- A heritage play area with games
- Heirloom herb and vegetable gardens and animal patting
Woodgate is situated 38 klms off the highway along Goodwood and Woodgate Roads. The area boasts a magnificent long white sand beach with the first surf north of the Sunshine Coast.
The many walking tracks area a great way to discover the flora and fauna of the Woodgate National Park. Camping is also allowed in the park. Access is only by four wheel drive vehicle. Woodgate is a wonderful place for a family holiday with many people returning yearly.