The southernmost town of Central Queensland
, Childers is just a short three-and-a-half hours’ drive north of Brisbane
. Find a hotel in Childers overlooking thousands of hectares of vivid green sugarcane and avocado farms, and take a step back in time as you visit this beautiful township.
Classified as a National Trust town, soak up the historical atmosphere along the main street of town. Lined with colonial buildings and large shady leopard trees, it’s easy to see why Childers is considered one of the most picturesque small towns in Queensland.
Take the kids to the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo, and give them a chance to handle both pythons and a baby salt water crocodile. Childers Art Space is found in the Palace Memorial Building, and has fast become a major hub for art and cultural activities in the region. No stay is complete without visiting the Military and Memorabilia Museum, voted the best in Australia after the Canberra War Memorial. Containing over 30,000 items from 140 countries, you can discover items from the Boer War to present day conflicts. Soak up the history as you marvel at memorabilia from all of Australia’s emergency services, discovering what daily life meant for the police, fire brigade, ambulance operators, SES workers and nurses.
There are two fantastic wineries in Childers. Vinters Secret Vineyard is only two kilometres from town nestled in the fertile Isis District. With great gardens, art displays and an animal nursery to keep the kids occupied, lunch here is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The Hill of Promise winery offers a similar experience. Join a tour and be taken through the winemaking process from grape to glass, and try a glass of port right out of the barrel. Another tasty must-do is Mammino Gourmet Ice-Cream. Watch as they make one of Australia’s favourite macadamia nut ice creams, and try some for yourself!
Don’t delay your holiday to this lovely town, full of history, relaxed charm and beauty. Book your hotel in Childers with us below and take some time out for yourself!
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