Isis District - Half day tour - pm.
......Experience a relaxing afternoon in the Isis District, just to the north of Hervey Bay. Our fully air-conditioned coach will collect you from your accommodation and tour via the old coal mining towns of Torbanlea and Howard to Childers, a pretty sugar growing town, nestled amongst rolling hills of rich red soils.
• NATIONAL TRUST TOWN OF CHILDERS - VINTERS ESTATE WINERY
• Old Coal Mining towns - Torbanlea & Howard.
• Historic National Trust Town of Childers.
• Unique Streetscapes and Sculptures.
• Soliders Room & Howizter Cannon.
• Vinters Estate Wine & Cheese tastings.
• Peanut Van
Time to wander through the main street, inspect the historic buildings with its grand architecture and old world charm. Visit the Palace Memorial and art gallery, witness unique streetscape artworks and sculptures, dominating the main shopping street.
Childers is known as the "National Trust Town", with most of the shops forming the conservation area of historic buildings which were rebuilt after a disastorous fire in 1902. An amazing variety of architectural styles are largely intact today.
Visit the Soldiers Room in the Isis Shire Council Chambers, opened in 1926, see a fully restored World War 1 Howitzer Cannon. Experience the sculptures in Millennium Park, telling the story of the Kanaka people who cut sugar cane in the early 1900's. Time to visit Baker's Military Museum (own expense) with its wonderful collection, including military, police, ambalance and fire brigade and much more.
Travel the scenic back roads to Huxley for wine and cheese tastings at Vinters Estate, a boutique vineyard producing fine wines from premium quality grown grapes. An opportunity to purchase some of these fine wines is available at the cellar door.
Conclude our experience in the Isis District with a stop at the ever popular peanut van, before heading back to Hervey Bay.
Departs: WEDNESDAYS. 1.00.pm. Accommodation pick-up's earlier.