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Mystery Craters, Bundaberg

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1.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • The theories abound how these craters were formed, but that is all they are... theories! No one knows for sure how they were formed. Before we came, there was a lot of rain, which filled some of the c...  read more »
  • Interesting place, glad that we went for a look! Friendly and helpful lady. Check it out for yourself! Tidy but needs an upgrade. Noticed that it is for sale, potential here for a good business! Room ...  read more »
  • Was not sure what to expect and was a bit amused at the entrance upon arrival. The cheap admission was a draw card. After paying there is not a lot to see other than the craters and they certainly are...  read more »
  • If you hate learning about geology, why did you pay then? I went there a little while ago and the place is still unique. The craters are only found here, so stop complaining about things you refuse to understand and enjoy! It is a nice little place to visit, and you can't clean the holes as it can damage the craters and the algae protects the rock.
  • What a waste of money. Its not a baffling mystery, some holes in the ground. Oooo. No parking, unless u park in the sun, lack of signage The attendant is extremely rude and condescending and told us we were 'posh' because we stayed at bargara. Told us the place was infested with snakes and 'if u can get the door open to the female toilets, that would be great, but watch out coz theres a snake above the door' The holes themselves are all fenced off and dirty, filled with algae and not looked after. And everything inside (refreshments and gifts) was so rediculously over priced and 'do not touch ANYTHING' To sum it up, if u want to waste money, and have a restricted visit with a rude attendant and look at some holes in the ground, ur going to love mystery craters!
  • Don't waste money there. Its not any attraction jus wastage of money. We spent $20 for nothing😖😖
  • Many years ago I visited a unique baffling phenomenon known as the “Mystery Craters”. As it has been almost 20 years since my initial visit, I thought I would return to see if the mystery of the craters formation had been solved. Not yet it seems; in fact this phenomenon is still baffling teams of international geologists to this day and the site has become known as an unsolved mystery of the World. The largest of the craters was discovered in 1999 which was part of a geological dig and samples were taken by Bundaberg University. Volcanic marbles were found which were similar to those located at an extinct volcano 2klms away. There are many theories which include: part of a meterorite, roof of a subterranean lake caused by oil pressure underground, result of sea action, sink holes from volcanic action or hot spring activity. However, so far not one of the World’s geologists can confirm the authenticity of any of these theories. Photographs on the walls inside the gallery show the property before 1971 when Mr Murrin’s plough got caught on something. The property was a small regional crop farm. Further investigation revealed a large foot-shaped hole of 18ft across which appeared to be lined with sandstone. Siltstone inside craters reveals a top surface mixture of sandstone and ochre with the ochre stain evenly distributed through the sandstone. Petrified wood was also found with fossilled worms inside. On some of the walls of the larger craters there are strange markings and notable recessed areas as if man-made. We were informed that a large hole was drilled 600 metres down, only to find that the ochre and sandstone formation remained evenly distributed all the way down. Oddities about these craters are that some hold water and some do not; they can dry out completely or fill up to the brim yet none is interlinked with the other. Some also contain minerals in which birdlife likes to drink and bathe. A tree stands above one crater and it is thought that if the crater were exposed the tree may die. Three craters remain covered in their original state; however there are 32 for you to view. Other displays of interest consist of a gift shop and gallery of rocks and minerals along with a shed full of old machinery. So is it worth the visit? Definitely! You may have some ideas yourself to unravel this amazing puzzle.
  • Went there in the 90's. Complete rubbish and waste of money. Looks very fake. Crators formed in a square patch of land compared to nature's own crators which can be anywhere. There is not even much to see other than see man-made holes shaped like ponds. I was like "come on mum lets go see more interesting things. I basically begged to leave and I'm sure you will feel the same the minute you step inside.
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