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Gin Gin Drives
2 Days  / 300 Kilometres



Description

There are few prettier places to break your journey on the Bruce Highway than the country town of Gin Gin. Easy caravan parking in the wide main street allows access to the shady picnic tables, barbecues and toilets that are set amongst well-tended gardens. Cafes, hotels and bakeries are all close by.

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This journey ventures around the the Gin Gin- Mount Perry area exploring Goodnight Scrub National Park, Boolboonda Tunnel, Lake Monduran and the Mystery Craters.

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Bundaberg North Burnett Region
Bundaberg North Burnett Region


Journey Details

Duration2 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance300 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelCar
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - 2

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking


Gin Gin Drives Full Itinerary

Route 1 - Lake, Weir and Craters

Route 1 takes you up to Fred Haigh Dam and Lake Monduran through the ranges to around to Bucca, South Kolan before meeting up on the main road near the Mystery Craters before heading back to Gin Gin.


Route Details

Duration: 3 Hrs 
Distance: 127 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: Circuit
Suggested Stops:
- Lake Monduran
- Smiths Crossing
- Bucca Rowing Centre
- Bucca Hotel
- Mystery Craters

Experiences
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Route 2 - Tunnel, Dam and National Park

Route 2 departs Gin Gin for the town of Mount Perry passing Boolboonda Tunnel and Wonbah Winery. South to Mingo Crossing before heading east to Goodnight Scrub National Park and Paradise Dam. The vast ranges shows a great contrast between rural and dense bush land.


Route Details

Duration: 4 Hrs 
Distance: 223 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: Circuit
Suggested Stops:
- Boolboonda Tunnel
- Wonbah Winery
- Mount Perry
- Mingo Crossing
- Kalliwa Hut
- One Tree Hill
- Goodnight Scrub National Park
- Paradise Dam
- Booyal Crossing
- Walla Island

Experiences
  • Cultural
    Cultural
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Route 3 - Valleys and Crossings

This route explores the rural landscape surrounding Gin Gin. Including Cloyne Valley, Murray's Crossing and the townships of Tirroan, Wallaville and McIlwraith.


Route Details

Duration: 12 Mins
Distance: 10 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: Circuit
Suggested Stops:
- McIlwriath School
- Cloyne Valley
- Wallaville
- Murray's Crossing
- Walla Island
- Tirroan

Experiences
  • Cultural
    Cultural
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2




Driving Directions

1 - Route 1 - Lake, Weir and Craters
Start from:National Highway A1, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
End at:Bruce Highway, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
Distance:0.4 km
Duration:2 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on National Highway A1 toward Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd/State Route 3
  2. Turn right onto Walker St
  3. Turn right onto National Highway A1 (signs for Bundaberg/Route 3)
    Destination will be on the left
2 - Route 2 - Tunnel, Dam and National Park
Start from:Bruce Highway, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
End at:57 Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
Distance:35.3 km
Duration:26 mins
Directions:
  1. Head southeast on National Highway A1
  2. Turn left onto Zillmann Rd (signs for Wallaville)
  3. Continue onto McLennan Drive
  4. Turn right onto National Highway A1
    Destination will be on the right
3 - Route 3 - Valleys and Crossings
Start from:57 Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
End at:44 Mulgrave Street, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
Distance:0.6 km
Duration:4 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on National Highway A1 toward Somerset St
  2. Take the 1st right onto Somerset St
  3. Turn right onto National Highway A1

Other Information


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

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