Top things to do in Childers

Gallery in Childers

Childers Palace Memorial & Art Gallery

Fifteen backpackers died here in 2000, when the hostel that once operated here was consumed by a deliberately-lit fire. Tragically, the two-storey balconied Palace Hotel was erected in 1903, when the 1890 original w…
Music in Childers

Childers Festival

On the last weekend in July, Childers’ main street is swamped with street performers, musicians, dancers and food-and-craft stalls during its annual festival, which draws over 50,000 people.
Museum in Childers

Old Pharmacy Museum

The Old Pharmacy was an operational apothecary's shop between 1894 to 1982, and also functioned as the town dentist, vet, optician and local photographer. Exhibiting potions, snake oils and medical equipment dating …
Pub Food in Childers

Federal Hotel

A classic, wrought-iron-wrapped, two-storey Federation-era hotel, the Feddy is a quintessential small-town Australian pub. The draught beer is ice cold, there's a decent menu of favourites such as chicken Kiev, bang…
Cafe in Childers

Drunk Bean

Doubling as an arts-and-crafts store, you'll find this superior cafe in a small shopping centre on the western edge of Childers. With filling, well-cooked breakfasts, smoothies, inventive light lunches and decent co…
Ice Cream in Childers

Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream

Locally-famous Mammino's ice cream is made in a factory on this rural property just outside Childers. Made with all-natural ingredients, you can sample one of their macadamia- or fruit-flavours from the small retail…