Hinkler Hall of Aviation
The Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates the life and achievements of Australian pioneer aviator, Bert Hinkler. Become part of this amazing story with interactive exhibits, flight simulators, distinctive glide simulators, movie theatrettes, aircraft and vintage motor vehicle displays, and interesting museum artefacts right at your fingertips, including Hinkler House, Bert’s original English home.
Be enchanted by Indian bungalow architecture as you explore this grand plantation house and imagine life on a sugar cane plantation back in the late 1800s.
Share in the history of the pioneer sugar families from Bundaberg, uncover the enormous contribution by the South Sea Islander community and discover the process of producing sugar, from cane to crystal. Who knew sugar could be so much fun?
Bundaberg and District Historical Museum
The Bundaberg & District Historical Museum ensures the preservation and collection of the Bundaberg Region's history for the benefit of the entire community. Enjoy a memorable outing for all the family, friends and visitors as you explore the good ol’ days with authentic era settings, photos, and numerous items of memorabilia and artefacts on display. An archival and photographic service is available on Tuesday and Wednesdays to research Bundaberg’s cultural heritage (fees apply and bookings are preferred).
Sit back and take in the sub-tropical surrounds of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens as you enjoy your favourite espresso - brewed to perfection and accompanied by some delights that will tempt every palate. Enjoy a tasty and nutritious lunch, made from the freshest local ingredients, or chill out on the leather lounges and take in the ambience of a vibrant café experience, spending a lazy afternoon enjoying quality time with your favourite people.
Australian Sugarcane Railway Train
An ideal way to view the gardens, lakes and wildlife is riding in a steam or diesel train carriage hauled by the authentic cane locos once used in the sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Cane Railway takens you on a 2km journey through the gardens and is disability & wheelchair friendly.
The Australian Sugar Cane Railway aims to restore, maintain and operate locomotives which were used to haul sugar cane within the Bundaberg Region, providing a glimpse back in time to the machinery used by the pioneering families of the Bundaberg Region.
Days and times of operation are subject to change.
Tickets are available for purchase from the ticket window at the station platform within the gardens. Please note, they do not have EFTPOS facilities & accept cash only.