The small National Trust-recognised historic town of Childers is located on the Bruce Highway, 315kms north of Brisbane. Many of the beautiful buildings located in the main street are heritage-listed, with the regional community’s surrounding rich and fertile volcanic soil leading it to become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Queensland.
The land boasts lush green canefields as far as the eye can see, as well as numerous farms growing a range of crops including macadamia nuts, mangoes, tomatoes, capsicums, avocadoes, and lychees to name a few.
The quaint town and surrounding areas feature a number of tourist attractions including Flying High Bird Sanctuary, Snakes Downunder Reptile Park & Zoo, Mammino Gourmet Ice cream, the heritage-listed The Paragon Theatre, the pristine coastal town of Woodgate, and a number of wineries and vineyards.
However, the town offers convenient everyday facilities and amenities nearby to ensure a comfortable stay including pubs, clubs, cafes/restaurants, supermarkets, retail shops, pharmacies, post office, banks and ATMs, medical services, and local swimming pool.
On the last weekend of July each year, the main street of the town packs up to 40,000 people from around the state and parts of the world to celebrate the annual Childers Festival. The weekend-long festival is a multicultural extravaganza featuring non-stop music and entertainment, market stalls, and a wide range of delicious food and beverage options from across the globe.
So come for a visit to Childers and enjoy our regional hospitality. Why not make a weekend of it?
Don’t forget to stay at Motel Childers, situated in the heart of town.