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The Burnett Circle

Bundaberg North Burnett may be best known for its beaches and islands, but it’s when you head inland that you discover some of the real gems of the district. The Burnett Circle takes in six country towns to the west of Bundaberg: Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera. In contrast to the sands and waters of the coast, the Burnett Circle showcases striking mountain ranges, rolling farmland and a variety of National Parks.

Cania Gorge National Park has a number of walks—including an easy, beginner-level circuit—that take in tall sandstone cliffs, caves and ancient gorges. Keep an eye out for the platypus, lizards, birds, wallabies and skinks that call the dry rainforest and eucalypt woodlands home.

In contrast, the blue ranges of Mount Walsh National Park behind Biggenden contain walking trails that cater to the experienced bushwalker. Bush camping is allowed and there BBQ facilities near The Bluff.

Further west is Gayndah, Queensland’s oldest town. Close by are the citrus orchards of Mundubbera, full of mangoes, avocadoes, lychees, peaches, grapes, watermelons and rock melons.

A visit to the area isn’t complete until you stop by the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre at Eidsvold. The centre is an information and education facility that promotes bush culture and the history of the local area.

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