Queensland lungfish, Reg Morrison / Auscape International

Population 1055

Mundubbera is on the banks of the Burnett River and is a major citrus-growing area in Queensland. Fruit pickers flock to the town in the cooler months. The unusual company 'Bugs for Bugs' produces a group of predatory bugs that reduces the need for pesticides. The rare Neoceratodus, or lungfish, is found in the Burnett and Mary rivers.

Visitor Information

Mundubbera Heritage and Information Centre, Bicentennial Park, Strathdee Street; or call the council (07) 4165 4746 or 1300 696 272

Nearby national parks

  • Cania Gorge National Park

    Cania Gorge, a dramatic landscape of gullies, caves and spectacular 70-metre-high sandstone cliffs, is the centrepiece of this national park...more

  • Bunya Mountains National Park

    The Bunya Mountains hosted important gatherings for the Waka Waka tribe and up until the late 1800s local and neighbouring Aboriginal groups...more

  • Isla Gorge National Park

    Isla Gorge National Park, in Queensland’s Central Highlands, lies at the southern end of the Dawson Range and features rugged...more

Nearby towns

  • Gayndah

    Gayndah, in the Capricorn region, is one of Queensland's oldest towns. Founded in 1849, it was once competing with Brisbane and Ipswich to...more

  • Biggenden

    This agricultural town south-west of the city of Bundaberg, known as the 'Rose of the Burnett', is proud of its impressive range of roses in...more

  • Monto

    Monto, one of the most recent towns in the Capricorn region, was settled in 1924. It is the centre of a rich dairy and beef cattle district...more

In Town

Historical Museum: local history; Leichhardt St.

Heritage Centre: several displays of early settlement history; Durong Rd.

Jones Weir: popular spot for fishing; Bauer St.

'Meeting Place of the Waters': 360-degree town mural; Cnr Strathdee and Stuart–Russell sts.

Bugs for Bugs: company that breeds insects; tours by appt only; Bowen St; (07) 4165 4663.

Pioneer Place: gorgeous park with picnic facilities right in the middle of town.


Auburn River National Park In this small park the Auburn River flows through a sheer-sided gorge and over granite boulders in the riverbed. Dry rainforest grows on the upper part of the tough track that leads down the side of the gorge to the river. An easier walk is the 150 m trail to the lookout above the Auburn River. Opposite the campsite catch a glimpse of the nesting peregrine falcons. 4WD is recommended in wet weather. (07) 4165 5120; 40 km SW.

Enormous Ellendale: the big mandarin, another addition to the 'big' monuments of Qld; outskirts of town at the Big Mandarin Caravan Park.

Golden Mile Orchard: impressive orchard with tours; 5 km S.

Eidsvold: town at the centre of beef cattle country featuring the Historical Museum Complex, Tolderodden Environmental Park and the R. M. Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre; 37 km NW.

Fishing spots near town

Wuruma Dam 56 km

Situated 35 km north of Eidsvold, this 18 sq km little-known water contains Australian bass, barramundi, saratoga, silver perch, yellowbelly and sleepy cod. A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required. There is a large... Find out more

Lake Boondooma 58 km

Situated on the Boyne River to the west of Bjelke Petersen Dam, this lake is about 15 km from Proston. Since its construction in 1983, a variety of species have been stocked here. Australian bass, silver perch and... Find out more

Lake Monduran 97 km

Lake Monduran is near Gin Gin, a four-hour drive north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highway. Although it appears narrow, it has a surface area of 53 sq km and a holding capacity of 585 900 ML of water, which is about 1.6... Find out more

Campsites around town

Auburn River camping area 29 km

On the northern bank of the Auburn River, this site has 5 camping clearances close to bushwalking tracks. Don’t drink the river water; the tank water available on site must be treated or boiled, and you need to... Find out more

Tolderodden Conservation Park camping area (bush camping) 32 km

This grassy site beside the river has good accessibility for all types of vehicles. Tank water is available but should be boiled or treated before drinking. Bring your own firewood, as collecting wood in the park is not... Find out more

Wuruma Dam camping area 53 km

Well stocked with perch, bass and saratoga, Wuruma Dam is an angler’s paradise. The dam is also popular for a range of watersports: canoeing, sailing, swimming and waterskiing. The area is 48 km north-west of... Find out more

Lake Boondooma Caravan and Recreation Park 57 km

An angler’s paradise, the lake camping area features powered sites, hot showers, a dump point and laundry facilities. Other facilities include a kiosk, playground, tennis court and boats for hire. The site is 20 km... Find out more

Bush camping areas (walk-in camping) 76 km

Bush camping is permitted at Mt Walsh for self-sufficient campers; no facilities are provided. It is recommended that walkers bring along a topographic map and compass. Campers are required to meet with the park ranger... Find out more

Lake Monduran Holiday Park 97 km

A fantastic spot for big barramundi fishing, Lake Monduran is 20 km north-west of Gin Gin and 4.5 km east of the Bruce Hwy. The campground, on Claude Wharton Dr, has free wireless internet, laundry facilities, a kiosk,... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Lake Monduran Holiday Park 97 km

Lake Monduran is a stocked impoundment, very popular with anglers; a fishing permit, available at the kiosk, is required. The park has good facilities and is a great place for an overnight stay, easily accessible from... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Gin Gin rest area 94 km

2km N of Gin Gin (R) or 97km S of Miriam Vale (L)

Well off the highway under shady trees.

What's on around town

Morning Market: Uniting Church; 3rd Sat each month.

Mundubbera Show: May.

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