The Banana Shire area abounds with opportunities for a genuine Australian bush holiday.
An interesting contrast to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and islands, the Banana Shire is steeped in agricultural and mining heritage. This resource-rich area covers more than 15,000 square kilometres and the diverse rural scenery makes for a memorable day's driving.
Explore the dramatic maze of sandstone gorges and cliffs of Isla Gorge National Park or take on the rugged terrain of Kroombit Tops National Park in a 4WD. For hands-on action you can abseil down the trunk of a giant blue gum tree.
The shire is also a popular destination for freshwater fishing enthusiasts. Lake Callide is part of the Bass to Barra Trail and one of Australia’s premier inland fisheries. Throw in a line and try for red claw, barramundi, sleepy cod or yellowbelly.