I drove to Childers, where I am now staying with Colin and Ginger amidst a garden full of exciting plants and flowers, and the birds sing me awake in the morning.
The outskirts of Childers are mostly 5 acre blocks…and small farms growing cirus, subtropical fruits, stone fruits..peaches and nectarines, vegetables and also sugar cane as well as grazing cattle.
Childers is a town in southern Queensland, Australia, situated at the junction of the Bruce and Isis Highways. The township lies 325 kilometres (202 mi) north of the state capital Brisbane and 52 kilometres (32 mi) south-west of Bundaberg. Childers is located within Bundaberg Region local government area. At the 2011 census, Childers had a population of 1,410. The township is set on a ridge overlooking fields of rich volcanic soil. Childers is renowned for its heritage character and is classified a National Trust town. The historic colonial buildings of the main street (Bruce Highway) are set amongst large, shady leopard trees. The sugar cane industry features prominently in Childers and has sustained the town over the years. Fruit and vegetable cropping is common on the lands around town. Tourism is a growing industry in Childers, with a number of the preserved historic buildings in town becoming tourist attractions
|Coordinates||25°17′S 152°17′ECoordinates: 25°17′S 152°17′E|
|Elevation||109.0 m (358 ft)|
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