The Oakwood Caravan Park is an owner/operated country Caravan Park within short driving distances to the Bundaberg Town Centre, Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation within the grounds of the Botanical Gardens. Visitors can also access Moore Park Beach, Bargara Beach, Bundaberg Port/Marina and the Hummock.
Oakwood Caravan Park is situated on a rise in sub-tropical surrounds on the northern outskirts of Bundaberg. It is seven kilometres out from town on the Gin Gin Road close to the Strawberry Farm near the turn-off to Agnes Waters and Town of 1770. This park offers the traveller accommodation in cabins, and powered sites with very clean amenities.
Bundaberg's first railway station, built in 1881 as an outlet for the Mt Perry railway bringing copper from the mines, is now preserved as a proper museum. Located some 500 metres from its original site, the museum houses a wide variety of railway items past and present.
The museum is a haven for train buffs. It include photos, uniforms and catering items from dining rooms to the Tilt Train. Books, including office records, engine driver's manuals, timetables and rule books. Tools of various types: locomotive spanners, heavy jacks and track work tools, Interlocked signal cabin recovered from Lowmead station, the last CTC panel from Bundaberg, and modern day transponders, A 1921 guard's van (originally a sleeping car) and a butter car insulated with cow's hair which stays cool even without the ice blocks.
Static displays outside include a diamond crossing for cane trams to cross the government lines and various couplings, buffers, drawhooks and air hoses used on older rolling stock....
There is something for everyone at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. Situated in North Bundaberg on Mount Perry Road, the gardens span 27 hectares of land and feature a magnificent lake which is home to 114 species of birds. Take a walk on the paths to discover the hidden Japanese Gardens and the spectacular temple in the Chinese Gardens. The Bundaberg Botanic Gardens also play home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Hinkler House, Cafe 1928, The Bundaberg and District Historical Museum and the nearby Bundaberg Railway Museum (small costs for entry). On Sundays the Australian Sugarcane Railway offer steam train runs along the 2 kilometre train track through the gardens (available for a very small fee).
You can purchase duck food from Cafe 1928 to entice the birdlife closer for fantastic photo opportunities. Take a picnic rug and your own food as the Botanic Gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic or organise some food from Cafe 1928.