Farm Gates and Touring
Bundaberg – Moore Park Road – Booloongie Road – Bundaberg
Moore Park Road is one of the most abundantly stocked farm gate foraging routes with everything from mushrooms (for only $6 per kilo) to sweet potatoes and micro-herbs featured on this long and very picturesque agricultural hub of our region.
Lush landscape greets you with products for sale as diverse as flowers, lettuce, sweet potato, macadamias, beans, peas, mangoes, avocados, mushrooms and even livestock along this road that connects the Bundaberg city to one of it’s many beach-side towns – Moore Park.
Top foraging tips along any of our farm gates in the region – take coins, spare change and lots of it! You will save a bunch buying direct from the farm, but most of these stalls are honesty-box bounties without change facilities – so either buy up big with your notes or take the small change and please, BE HONEST. It’s a beautiful thing that our regions farmers still rely on the honesty of visitors and regulars to put the right change in exchange for their blood, sweat and tears, so do the right thing and pay up if you are taking away.
So, onto the farm gates you will find!
1299 Moore Park Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
From Bundaberg drive along the Bundaberg Gin Gin road and after a small industrial estate, turn right onto Moore Park Road.
Many of these farm gates are on the right hand side, so if you don’t feel comfortable stopping and if you miss one don’t worry! When you turn around you will have another chance to grab a delicious, fresh bargain.
At 1299 Moore Park Road you will find Meadowvale Mushroom Farm, they sell $1.50 blocks of mushroom compost and 4kg boxes of mushroom cups for $20 or if you aren’t mushy mad like me you can get 1kg for $6. That’s like $5 under what you would pay in a major grocery chain and they are so fresh! Amazing. Turn into the driveway and follow the signs.
1291 Moore Park Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
Next stop is Bundaberg Roses, famous for their delightful buds in bloom and not just roses, they have gerbras too! Pink, yellow, orange, red, cream, white – you name it they have it! Bunches start as low as $7 cut fresh direct from the farm and they are open at 1291 Moore Park Road from 7am to 5:30pm daily. Keep an eye out for the sign and head into the driveway and follow the signs for parking.
1267 Moore Park Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
At 1267 Moore Park Road you will find herbs, honey, tomatoes, capsicums, sweet potatoes – look out for the chalkboard sign and flag which is promoting what seasonal produce they have in stock. This is an honesty box system and a little alarm alerts as you walk in the hut.
When you pull out again take in the vistas of sweet potatoes growing in the ground (they can take up to 7 months to mature, so they are in there nearly year-round) and Rosengal on the left hand side, headed up by Dave Galati is a very meticulous bean grower who sell a little locally, but there is no farm gate stop here. You might spy through the trees rows of their green, yellow, borlotti or flat beans thriving in the rich red soil. Check out Dave’s farmer profile on our Farmers page.
735 Moore Park Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
At 735 Moore Park Road you will find the Grima family farm gate who grow under KCS Fresh. You can view their farmer profile on our Farmers page, but I ran into Kev restocking the stall when I popped by for a visit. This is one special farm gate with rarities such as spaghetti squash (a delicious, low carb pasta substitute), red and normal sweet potatoes, micro-herbs in little pots for $2, bags of fresh spinach, rocket and lettuce mix for $3 (check the esky underneath the shelf). When you glance past the farm gate stop, you will see the rocket, baby spinach and lettuce growing in the fields behind you! Amazing.
499 Moore Park Road | Welcome Creek, Queensland, 4670
There is a small farm gate next on the corner just before Boogan Road which has tomatoes for $2 per kilo and grapes for $4 per kilo when they are in season.
That about does the farm gates on this road, but if you continue along you will reach Moore Park, a beachside suburb with over 20 kilometers of beaches to explore. There is a small grocery store, petrol station and other key amenities here too.
132 Booloongie Road | Gooburrum, Queensland, 4670
On your return trip, make sure you detour off Moore Park Road and turn right onto Booloongie Road which is home to Bundy Limes farm gate, located at 132 Booloongie Road. There you can find their delicious Tahitian limes and sometimes seasonal produce from around the region.
743 Rosedale Road | Meadowvale, Queensland, 4670
From Booloongie Road, turn right onto Rosedale Road and head to MR B Fresh to fill any produce gaps you might still have, they are diverse farmers of many different types of produce at 743 Rosedale Road.
11 Rosedale Road | Oakwood, Queensland, 4670
On the return trip back to Bundaberg from MRB Fresh stop in at SSS Strawberries at 11 Rosedale Road (season usually runs late May to early October) where you can pick your own in the patch out the front, or pick up 250g, 500g and 1kg punnets and seconds (for jams etc). These guys are strawberry pioneers in the region and it’s most likely a SSS strawberry you are eating if you buy from a major chain store. They plant over 1 million plants a year!
68 MT Perry Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
On the way back to Bundaberg, you will pass two shops on the right on the way back, The Chop Shop where you can pick up the best smoked goods, bacon, wurst, chicken breast (be sure to ask for the Duck Ham).
1/68 Mt Perry Road | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
Also on the way back to Bundaberg city, you will pass Last Stop Convenience – both of which stock and support as local as they can.
Forage away, tuck in and create something special!
Bundaberg – Goodwood Road – Childers – Bundaberg
Kick off on this scenic drive and bountiful return journey from Bundaberg to Childers and back again. This drive took me about two hours return, with short stops – obviously if you are going to spend some time at a winery, check out some shops or have a yarn along the way it might take a bit longer but enjoy the scenery and yummy food you can pick up on this journey.
3 Bingera Street | Bundaberg, Qld
Alloway Farm Market at 3 Bingera Street, Bundaberg (recently opened a new store in the Bundaberg CBD) uses locally roasted coffee from Tom at Barking Dog, freshly squeezed OJ and a nice selection of treats to take on the road.
They also have a good array of local produce that you can purchase in one spot so it’s a good first stop on this foraging trip. Well fueled and hydrated to keep you going!
3 Bingera Street | Bundaberg, Qld
Rob and Sarah Cook define the meaning of farm to fork. Raising their Brahmans' about 30km away from where they are eventually sold in their butcher Tender Sprouted Meats.
The beef is fully finished on barley grain and the top tip is to try their 28 day aged t-bone. Pop in for your meaty needs.
56 Walker St | Bundaberg, Qld
Head out of town via Barolin Street, you will spot Foodworks (56 Walker St) on the left who are home to lots of local suppliers (over 30 at last count).
You will find Jimmy in the fresh fruit and veg section lovingly restocking and checking up on the delicious and best produce you will find.
4680 Goodwood Road, Alloway | Bundaberg, Qld
Now it’s starting to get a little less urban, in melon season at 4680 Goodwood Road you will find a big tub of seedless watermelons, they are cheap, juicy and delicious.
Make sure you stop by for one if it’s the right time of year (November to January).
4625 Goodwood Road, Alloway | Bundaberg, Qld
At 4625 Goodwood Road you will find the holy grail of Macadamias – Macadamia’s Australia. Run by the Steinhardt family for generations and fast-growing to be one of the macadamia powerhouses in Australia, they have a great farm gate at the office with their oil, honey and eight (8) different varieties like choc coated, lemon myrtle, honey roasted and more! Open from 8:30 to 5pm daily.
4496 Goodwood Road, Alloway | Bundaberg, Qld
Austchilli at 4496 Goodwood Road, are another major manufacturer of fresh chillis, avofresh products and purees such as chilli, herbs & spices, vegetables, fruit and more. All grown and manufactured here along this patch of road! You can’t visit their headquarters but it’s nice to know they are there and that’s why there are so many chilli plants in the ground around this area!
1 Alloway Siding Road, Alloway | Bundaberg, Qld
Alloway Farm Market’s original spot at 1 Alloway Siding Road is still a great stop off for fresh fruit and veg, chutney and of course their specalised year-round figs. This is the home of Red Ridge produce and there is lots of variety in the store. Open 7 days from 7am to 5pm.
You will pass rows of red cockscomb or other seasonal flowers on the left, poly-tunnels housing figs, rows of macadamia trees and avocados along this patch of road – it’s really a great example of the sheer abundance and diversity of produce in the region.
3853 Goodwood Road | Bundaberg, Qld
3853 Goodwood Road is home to Nashy’s Fruit and Vegetables, a seasonal stall open only when they have produce available so check the sign, it’s open 7am to 5pm and avocados are their specialty! They also have strawberries, lemons, snowpeas and lemons – mostly available from May onwards. Drive to about mid-way down the driveway and follow the hand painted sign into the farm gate. Big bags of avo’s for $3!
1838 Goodwood Road | Goodwood, Qld
You will now drive for about 15 minutes without spotting any roadside stalls, but enjoy the bush scenery... and as you near the Woodgate turnoff and Childers you will find at 1838 Goodwood Road $1.50 bags of sweet potatoes and $2 bags of avocados. Sweet potatoes available nearly year-round and avocados April to Novemberish.
34 Woodgate Road | Goodwood, Qld
Turn to your next left onto Woodgate Road and on your near first-right is The Hollow Log at 34 Woodgate Road. Here you will find a nice variety of local produce including strawberries, snowpeas, potato, pumpkin, citrus, honey and more. You can continue down Woodgate Road to visit the gorgeous stretch of beach and have a little road trip break or head back on your foraging path towards Childers.
1721 Goodwood Road | Childers, Qld
As you are now completely in avocado orchard country, another big farming organisation to note (with it’s roots firmly steeped in local history and heritage) is Simpson Farms.
Their “Goodwood Plantation” is located at 1721 Goodwood Road and they are Australia’s largest avocado orchard and processing facility. You can grab Simpson avo’s all over the place throughout the region and on the menu at Indulge.
115 Lucketts Road | Childers, Qld
You have now reached the back of Childers and I reckon it’s nearly ice-cream time! Pop into the Doolbi Fiveways stall at 4 Mammino’s Road first and then head up Lucketts Road to Mammino Gourmet Ice-Cream. The family and the ice-cream are a local institution and a must try while here. There are over 20 flavours to choose from and a take home pack can be shared in the car if needed! There is a spot to sit there and have a break before heading back on the road.
1 Cottonwood Close | Childers, Qld
The return trip is also full of potential stop offs, Ohana Winery (1 Cottonwood Close) use lots of local products from their farm and others in wines and liquers and preserves – after heading up this road you will join the Bruce highway by going right back into Childers.
There is the Childers Historical Village, Military Museum, Childers Art Gallery, Paragon Theatre, Old Pharmacy and much more to check out in Childers CBD.
Otherwise you can stay on the highway where you will see sugar cane, pumpkins, macadamias lining the roadways and the trademark rows and red dirt that characterises this area.
3957 Isis Highway | Childers, Qld
Mango Paradise Bed & Barra at 3957 Isis Highway, Childers is marked with a blue B&B sign – be careful or you will miss it! It’s a right turn and at the end you will find a huge fish farm, mangoes and a small farm gate shop with Jan’s preserves.
804 Pine Creek Road | Givelda, Qld
As you near Bundaberg you will see a sign on the left to take Pine Creek Road – if you love bananas and want some really delicious, fresh ones – Springhaven Meadows are at 804 Pine Creek Road and have a roadside stall. A little detour but worth it!
Tinaberries 15 Zinks Rd | Elliott Heads, Qld
You will be nearly back to Bundaberg by now, and you can either turn right to take the Ring Road and explore Elliot Heads, Coral Cove, Innes Park and Bargara or head back to the CBD.
Arguably Bundaberg's best and biggest strawberries can be found at Tinaberries, 15 Zinks Road with farm gate open daily from 8:30 to 5pm.
Jams and punnets of strawberries are available, including seconds to make your own jam and pick your own happens towards the end of the season and is a must-do with the kids.
Check their Facebook page for updates.
4496 Goodwood Rd., Alloway QLD 4670 | Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
For full product list, visit the Austchilli website for full details on products - www.austchilli.com.au
Bundaberg – Bundaberg Port – Bargara
This trip takes in some more of our well established foodie and drink brands and combines it with some nice little spots off the beaten track to purchase some lovely food and even flowers! This is a nice quick whip around that can be done in an hour or less – depending on how many places you stop off at.
Fresh seafood – we have lots of it, it’s so good when just off the trawler and you can do lots of amazing things combining it with our lovely local produce. Think a crab, chilli, fresh herb and handmade pasta with lime juice – you can get all that here!
5E Quay St | Bundaberg, Queensland
Pick up some delicious seafood at great prices at the Red Shed Seafood (5E Quay St).
11e Petersen St | Bundaberg, Queensland
Seafood store and takeaway Grunskes (11e Petersen St) is a great spot for fresh seafood and gourmet foods.
Grunskes also have a nice little pantry of local goodies like Bunda Ginga, herbs, lemons, bread, smallgoods, bacon. They have cold storage available so if you aren’t going home straight away be sure to ask for a box and some ice!
Avenue Street | Bundaberg, Queensland
Next you can put the Bundaberg Distillery on your trip and take in a tour, or just pick up some of their goodies at the store, rum goes good with anything right? They are on Avenue Street, East Bundaberg and well worth it just for a pic with the big rum bottle!
147 Bargara Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Barrel is also a good stop off at 147 Bargara Road – six packs, cartons, variety combos – you can have it all, but the ginger beer is still a favourite of mine!
277 Bargara Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
On the left just after you pass Kalkie School heading towards Bargara, at 277 Bargara Road you'll find the Zielke family farm gate. In season, you might find some bunches of lavender, potatoes and sweet corn – be sure to look out for a blackboard and old rusty wheelbarrow bearing the goods!
785 Burnett Heads Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
When you come to the roundabout take a left and detour a bit towards Bundaberg Port – at 785 Burnett Heads Road open from Wednesday to Sunday you will find The Red Shed, stocked with over 30 different local producers wares – everything from ginger, mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onions, potato, corn, capsicums.
112 Springhill Road | Rubyanna, Queensland
In strawberry season (generally June to November), a little further down the road Banks Springhill Strawberries have a stall about 1km on the left hand side. Keep an eye out for signs.
451 Bargara Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
Head back towards Bargara and get back on Bargara Road a little way up from the round about on the left you will see Robertson Flowers. There are sunflowers, lily’s, glady’s and others popping out of the ground here and every Friday from 8:30 to 5pm, beautiful big bunches for $15 with either cash or eftpos available at the well signed farm gate.
485 Bargara Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
Tractors, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, ginger, watermelons, pumpkins, potato, zucchini, flowers and more grow along this stretch of road and it’s such a nice vista to take in as a visitor or a local – I never get tired of the sight of sprinklers or tractors ploughing the fields.
At 485 Bargara Road, in zucchini season, there is a wooden box with bags of zucchinis for $2.
Be careful if you are crossing the road!
537 Bargara Road | Bundaberg, Queensland
Next stop is sweet potato town! Mortimers Sweet potatoes have a purpose-built little container at 537 Bargara Road with $2 bags of fresh sweet potato. Their facebook page has lots of great ideas of what to do with it! But I love it cut, par-boiled and roasted to make chips! YUM!
100 Hughes Road, Bargara | Bargara, Queensland
As you nearly make your way into Bargara, take a right to Hughes Road where you will find Bargara Berries – open from June, their farm gate has strawberries, preserves and jams – it’s berry good!
Continue back into Bargara and grab a coffee or some fresh, locally made gelato from The Windmill on See St, sink your toes in the sand or watch the waves for a while snacking on your new found fresh treats!