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WWI Memorial Journey - Bundaberg to Yeppoon
2 Days  / 399 Kilometres

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The journey from Bundaberg to Yeppoon, north east of Rockhampton, includes a number of different aspects of Queenslanders' war service, including commemorating war nurses at one of the Bundaberg Memorials, a visit to the museum of an early aviation hero and WWI veteran Bert Hinkler, a memorial which doubled as a union rallying point in the mining town of Mount Morgan and an avenue of trees representing those lost in WWI on the beachside at Yeppoon.


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Journey Routes


  • Bundaberg to Gladstone

    The Bundaberg War Memorial has a prominent position in the main street, Bourbong Street, situated within a roundabout opposite the post office. A memorial pavilion honouring the nurses of Bundaberg who served in both world wars is located one kilometre to the north near the hospital. Cross the Burnett River to Bert Hinkler House in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and discover more about this pioneer aviator who began his flying career with the Royal Navy Air Service during WWI. Historic Fairymead House and sugar museum is also on site, as are the Australian Sugarcane Railway, the Bundaberg railway museum and the historical society. Stay on the north bank of the river and take the Rosedale Road, which follows the railway, towards the rail town of Miriam Vale. The town's war memorial is near the station, opposite the hotel and the heritage listed fig tree. Drive on north to Gladstone. Its war memorial is a relatively new one, located in Central Park in Goondoon Street. Enjoy a meal at the Port Curtis Sailing Club overlooking Auckland inlet. It was built by local returned servicemen and sailing enthusiasts after WWII, and is the destination for the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
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  • Gladstone to Yeppoon (via Mt Morgan)

    Take the Gladstone Mount Larcom Road back to the Bruce Highway and head north. About 23 kilometres beyond Bajool is the intersection with the Mount Morgan road. On arrival at Mount Morgan, visit the recently restored School of Arts Building on Morgan Street. It was used for recruitment meetings during WWI and was occupied by American troops during WWII. Mount Morgan's Coronation Lamp was erected in Morgan Street in 1902 commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII, as well as the soldiers who served in the Boer War. It was the site of recruitment campaigns, political campaigns and union meetings for mine workers. Its role as a war memorial was continued after WWI. The lamp was relocated to ANZAC Park at the junction of West and Morgan Streets after WWII. Return to the Bruce Highway and head into Rockhampton. Visit the Botanic Gardens where Queensland's most expensive war memorial is located and spend some time at the zoo. Enjoy refreshments in the café. Travel on to the beachside town of Yeppoon and visit its memorial in a park in the town centre. The avenue of hoop pines along the Esplanade also commemorates local service personnel.
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Journey Details

Duration2 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance399 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelCar
Level of Difficulty Unrated

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  • Car park
    Car park

Activities

  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


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WWI Memorial Journey - Bundaberg to Yeppoon Full Itinerary


Bundaberg to Gladstone

The Bundaberg War Memorial has a prominent position in the main street, Bourbong Street, situated within a roundabout opposite the post office. A memorial pavilion honouring the nurses of Bundaberg who served in both world wars is located one kilometre to the north near the hospital.

Cross the Burnett River to Bert Hinkler House in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and discover more about this pioneer aviator who began his flying career with the Royal Navy Air Service during WWI. Historic Fairymead House and sugar museum is also on site, as are the Australian Sugarcane Railway, the Bundaberg railway museum and the historical society.

Stay on the north bank of the river and take the Rosedale Road, which follows the railway, towards the rail town of Miriam Vale. The town's war memorial is near the station, opposite the hotel and the heritage listed fig tree.

Drive on north to Gladstone. Its war memorial is a relatively new one, located in Central Park in Goondoon Street. Enjoy a meal at the Port Curtis Sailing Club overlooking Auckland inlet. It was built by local returned servicemen and sailing enthusiasts after WWII, and is the destination for the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.



Photos

Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Memorial
Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial and Park
Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial and Park
Miriam Vale War Memorial
Miriam Vale War Memorial


Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 18 Mins
Distance:
187 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Bundaberg War Memorial
- Bundaberg War Nurses Memorial and Park
- Miriam Vale War Memorial

Experiences
  • Defence Tourism
    Defence Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage


Level of Difficulty
Unrated



Gladstone to Yeppoon (via Mt Morgan)

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Take the Gladstone Mount Larcom Road back to the Bruce Highway and head north. About 23 kilometres beyond Bajool is the intersection with the Mount Morgan road. On arrival at Mount Morgan, visit the recently restored School of Arts Building on Morgan Street. It was used for recruitment meetings during WWI and was occupied by American troops during WWII.

Mount Morgan's Coronation Lamp was erected in Morgan Street in 1902 commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII, as well as the soldiers who served in the Boer War. It was the site of recruitment campaigns, political campaigns and union meetings for mine workers. Its role as a war memorial was continued after WWI. The lamp was relocated to ANZAC Park at the junction of West and Morgan Streets after WWII.

Return to the Bruce Highway and head into Rockhampton. Visit the Botanic Gardens where Queensland's most expensive war memorial is located and spend some time at the zoo. Enjoy refreshments in the café.

Travel on to the beachside town of Yeppoon and visit its memorial in a park in the town centre. The avenue of hoop pines along the Esplanade also commemorates local service personnel.



Photos

Mount Morgan Coronation Lamp
Mount Morgan Coronation Lamp
Rockhampton War Memorial
Rockhampton War Memorial
Yeppoon War Memorial
Yeppoon War Memorial


Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 52 Mins
Distance:
212 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- The Coronation Lamp Memorial
- Rockhampton War Memorial
- Yeppoon War Memorial

Experiences
  • Defence Tourism
    Defence Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage


Level of Difficulty
Unrated



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Driving Directions

1 - Bundaberg to Gladstone
Start from:142 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670, Australia
End at:238 Goondoon Street, South Gladstone QLD 4680, Australia
Distance:186 km
Duration:2 hours 43 mins
Directions:
  1. Head west on Bourbong St toward Barolin St
    Go through 1 roundabout
  2. Turn right onto Hinkler Ave/State Route 3
    Continue to follow State Route 3
    Go through 1 roundabout
  3. Turn right onto Bundaberg-Lowmead Rd/Rosedale Rd
    Continue to follow Bundaberg-Lowmead Rd
  4. Turn right onto Tableland Rd
  5. Turn left to stay on Tableland Rd
  6. Continue onto Fingerboard Rd
  7. Continue onto Bindaree Rd
  8. Continue onto Larson St
  9. Slight right to stay on Larson St
  10. Turn right onto National Highway A1
  11. Turn right onto Gladstone Benaraby Rd
  12. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto French St heading to City Center
    Go through 1 roundabout
  13. Continue onto Toolooa St
  14. Turn left onto Eden St
  15. Turn left onto Boyne Cres
  16. Continue onto Goondoon St
    Destination will be on the right
2 - Gladstone to Yeppoon (via Mt Morgan)
Start from:238 Goondoon Street, South Gladstone QLD 4680, Australia
End at:1 James Street, Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia
Distance:152 km
Duration:2 hours 3 mins
Directions:
  1. Head north on Goondoon St
  2. Continue onto Boyne Cres
  3. Turn left onto Ferris St
  4. Turn right onto Glenlyon St
  5. Continue onto Hanson Rd
  6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Port Curtis Way
    Go through 2 roundabouts
  7. Turn left onto Gladstone Mt Larcom Rd/State Route 58
  8. Turn right onto National Highway A1
  9. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on National Highway A1 heading to Rockhampton/Mackay
  10. Turn right to stay on National Highway A1
  11. Turn left to stay on National Highway A1 (signs for A1/Marlborough/Mackay/Yeppoon)
  12. Turn right onto Yeppoon Rd
  13. Turn left onto Rockhampton Rd
  14. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Park St
  15. Turn left to stay on Park St
  16. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Braithwaite St
  17. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto James St
    Go through 1 roundabout




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