If you’re chasing Barramundi fishing action then Lake Monduran is your answer! Home to the 2010 world record catch, which tipped the scales at 44.6kg, you are guaranteed to have a whale of a time trying to land the next world record breaker. Lake Monduran covers approximately 5,340 hectares and when full has an average depth of 11.0 m creating the perfect conditions for Barras.
Booldoonda Tunnel Walk
Boolboonda Tunnel is located 30.09kms West of Lake Monduran Holiday Park. You can opt to either walk or drive through this 192m tunnel, reported as being the longest unsupported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere!
If the tunnel is approached from Gin Gin (east side) it is clearly signposted on the left and close to the Gin Gin – Mt Perry Rd. After passing through the tunnel the trail winds for 3km back to the main road giving a good sense of the terrain the trains had to battle through. Here there is a sign (if coming from Mount Perry, west side) reading ‘Tourist Drive 6′. It is then about 12km to the historic mining town of Mt Perry. The rail line corridor is still visible in places from the road but what remains is difficult to follow and after leaving the trail portions of it is now on private land
Visiting the Mystery Craters is a journey of discovery! Halfway between Bundaberg and Gin Gin is Australia’s most baffling phenomenon. Since their discovery in 1971, the origins of the 35 oddly shaped craters have remained the subject of controversy.
The mottled mixture of sandstone and ochre stain have been the subject of many investigations and various theories have been offered. Mystery Craters have been featured on many documentaries including Unsolved Mysteries of the World, Getaway, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Great South East, Creek to Coast, Caravan and Motor Home magazine, and more!
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
In 1888, the first barrel of Bundaberg Rum literally rolled out of the production line. 110 years later, Bundaberg Rum, through its trials and tribulations, has gained recognition as one of Australia’s famous Aussie spirits. In 1986 the Bundaberg Distilling Company appointed its first tour guide and demand soon saw the need to expand the tourist operation.
A guided tour will have you look, feel and taste your way through the making of the Famous Aussie Spirit. Starting with the raw material molasses, to the aromas of maturing spirit, your temptations will run high for a refreshing sample in the bar with a variety of Bundy mixes and Rum liqueur based drinks.