The 'Big Mandarin' (known sometimes as the Enormous Ellendale), is located at the Big Mandarin Caravan Park. Growing next to it, is an Ellendale Mandarin tree.
I have been in the Big Mandarin before, but couldn't remember what was inside. I didn't get inside this time either, as it was fenced off and a notice said to see the caravan park office - this was closed.
Mundubbera produces over one third of Queensland's citrus fruit and has the largest single citrus orchard in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is a lovely walk along the banks of the Burnett River. It begins and ends at the Bicentennial Park.
There are a few steep places but generally it is an easy walk. Take water with you if you are doing it in summer - as I did - you will need it.
There are some really pretty spots along the walk - you could take your picnic with you instead of having it in the park.
BEWARE: I did see a couple of snakes - wear closed shoes and it wouldn't hurt to carry a stick!
At the Heritage Centre it was suggested I take a drive or two around the area and was given three brochures to look at: 'Durong Road', 'Around Town' and 'Riverleigh'.
I did take two of the tours and they were a lovely introduction to the town. Not all of the places on the maps were exciting or interesting but they did add to the general feel of fun and close community that Mundubbera has.
Mundubbera is also known as the place 'where locals say G'day' and this was so true as I drove, stopped, and looked about the place.
'Around Town' has 19 different places to visit - all within the town area.
'Riverleigh' takes you out of town through farming and orchard areas.
'Durong Road' also takes you through citrus orchard areas but also near some vineyards, pecan orchards orchards and back via the Mundubbera Cemetry.
A visit to this lovely park is a must. There are shaded rest areas, picnic facilities, toilets and a playground for the kids. The park is wheelchair friendly too - another bonus.
The Heritage Information Centre is also here and there is a host of information to be found about the area. The day I visited a retired farmer was manning the centre and he was so interesting telling me about the district and how it has been growing over the past 10 years - and how tourism is now a major part of the area's economic growth.
The Sensory Garden is also part of Bicentennial Park - it was lovely and flowers were in full bloom. There are also many plants which you are encouraged to feel...a feast for the senses in more ways than one!
There is also an old steam engine and steam train on display at the park.
This great mural is painted on the water tower at the pumping station. It depicts the meeting of the Boyne, Auburn and Burnett Rivers with lots of native flora and fauna tucked into the scenes.
It was painted in 1997 and has become a local icon.
The Town Lookout is worth a visit - some great views of the district. It is also the home of The Black Stump.
Clean toilets and sheltered picnic area are a great bonus.
The Lookout is also a "Driver Reviver" point so there is often free tea and coffee available for travellers.