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Mystery Craters
South Kolan, Bundaberg Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

07 4157 7291


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.

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A giant mural greets you and as you enter the kiosk some wonderful gifts, souvenirs, and rock samples are on display. Light snacks, coffee, tea, cold drinks, and ice creams are available for your pleasure.

Through the archway you will find original photographs of the property and how the craters were discovered. Walk over the covered verandah, down the path, past the fairy garden, and you will come to the fantastic formation. A viewing tower is complimented by an informative commentary at the touch of a button.

To complete your tour, visit the collection of pioneer memorabilia and fascinating rock and fossil display. See it, love it!

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are catered for. Please contact operator for details.

Toilet facilities are available. Wheelchair access around formation (the area is quite level).

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Dogs are allowed on leads.

How To Get There:
Mystery Craters is on the main road from Bundaberg to Gin Gin. Mystery Craters sign is 400 metres from the entry, approximately 25 minutes from Bundaberg Drive, and 25 minutes from Gin Gin if travelling from the north.

Tariff Information:
Added features include Fairy Garden, Misty Lake, Rock and Fossil collection, coin collection, antique machinery, and pioneer memorabilia. There is ample parking for buses and tour groups.
Morning lunch and afternoon teas are catered for on arrangement.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$9.50   13 Nov 13 - 30 Jun 15    
(Aged 4-16)
$6.00   13 Nov 13 - 30 Jun 15   School aged children.
Concession$7.50   13 Nov 13 - 30 Jun 15   Blue and white seniors card only.
Family$25.00   13 Nov 13 - 30 Jun 15   Two adults and two children under the age of 16 years.
Group$7.00   13 Nov 13 - 30 Jun 15   Groups of 10 or over

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Map of Mystery Craters
15 Lines Road
South Kolan
Queensland 4670 Australia

Contact Details

07 4157 7291


* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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