Neighbouring properties adjoining Mount Walsh National Park at Biggenden undertook planned burns during the weekend.
Neighbouring properties adjoining Mount Walsh National Park at Biggenden undertook planned burns during the weekend. Erica Murree

10 things to do this weekend

LOOOKING for something to do these school holidays? Here's a list of events and activities on this week:

Movie night

What: AMPED Bargara is throwing a free outdoor movie night this Friday with popcorn and drinks available for purchase. The movie screening is Moana (PG).

Where: Nielson Park

When: December 29 at 7pm


Cost: Movie free, drinks and popcorn $1 each

AMPED up summer

What: AMPED Bargara is holding afternoon sports with special events like skate comp, bubble soccer and slip-n-slide baseball to keep the kids entertained. There will also be night programs with Nerf wars, messy games and minute-to-win-it games.

Where: Nielson Park

When: Arvo sports 2-4pm and night games 7-9pm, from today to January 1.


Cost: Free

Train Rides

What: Jump aboard the Australian Sugar Cane Railway to see the gardens from a different point of view.

The Australian Sugar Cane Railway is disability-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Where: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

When: The train will run from 10am-3.30pm (last train). The No.3 Bundaberg Fowler steam loco will run on Sundays and Wednesdays, while the diesel loco Valdora will run on Tuesdays and Fridays.



Cost: Adults $4, school-aged children $1, under-5s free.

Bundy Bowl

What: Head to Bundy Bowl for a day or night of fun-filled activities. From 10-pin bowling to giant balloon drops each day at noon with giveaways, Wild Wild West Shootout Gallery and laser tag, there's plenty to keep the kids busy.

When: Every day from 10am until late

Where: 17 Lester St, Bundaberg

Contact: Call 4152 4334 for more details

Cost: Phone the centre.

Inflatable slides

What: The giant slides are back for the school holidays as people head to Bundaberg's pools to beat the summer heat.

Where: Anzac Pool and Norville Pool

When: Anzac is open from 11am-4.30pm and Norville is open from 10am-4pm

Contact: Anzac 4151 5640 or pool

Cost: Anzac from $2 and $2 at Norville (not including entry)

Reading Cinemas

What: Beat the summer heat and kick back with the latest holiday blockbusters at Reading Cinemas. Movies screening today include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Greatest Showman, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Coco, Pitch Perfect 3 and Ferdinand.

Where: Reading Cinemas Bundaberg, 1 Johanna Boulevard

When: See cinema website

Contact: 4152 1233

Cost: $10.50 tickets

Sugar museum

What: View magnificent Indian bungalow architecture and discover the history of the Bundaberg sugar industry and the pioneer sugar families through self guided exploration of the heritage listed homestead Fairymead House & Sugar History Museum.

Where: Thornhill Street

When: Sunday-Friday, 10.30am-12pm

Contact: 4130 4400

Cost: Adult $7, child $3, family $15

Reptile park

What: Head down to Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo for more than 60 species and sub-species of Australian reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds plus some exotic species and a tonne of holiday fun.

When: 9.30am-3pm

Where: 51 Lucketts Road, Childers

Contact: Phone ahead to confirm 4126 3332

Cost: Adults $22, students and seniors $18, kids (4-12) $14, family pass (two adults and two kids) $66.

Climb Mt Walsh

What: Get outside and back to nature with a hike up one of the region's most noteable landmarks - Mt Walsh. Rising to 703m above sea level in the coastal range, Mount Walsh National Park is a rugged park with spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs.

Where: National Park Rd, Biggenden

When: No restriction

Contact: parks/mount-walsh.

Cost: Free

Artie Fartie

What: Meet newest gallery member Arthur Fartimus (better known as Artie Fartie) as he takes young art lovers on a journey through his fun-filled portrait gallery, the Artie Fartie Portrait Gallery.

Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

When: Today, 9am-1pm

Contact: 4130 4750

Cost: Free, no booking required, just turn up and join in during opening hours.