Due west of Hervey Bay, and about 410km north-west of Brisbane, Mundubbera has two main claims to fame - it’s an important and substantial citrus growing area, and it’s close to the Burnett River, where resides the very rare Australian Lungfish - Neoceratodus, to be precise. If you want to plug into what goes down, or up, in the region, head for the 9m tall Big Mandarin which doubles as the local Information Centre. The friendly staff will not only rattle off their impressively large citrus production figures or tell you all about the peculiar lung fish which, as the name suggests, has lungs as well as regular gills, but will fill you in on the fact that the region is also a significant producer of prime beef, pork, timber, milk and a wide range of fruits including mangoes, lychees, peaches, water melons and rock melons (look for a giant mandarin at the side of the road) features a lungfish exhibit, as well as displays featuring citrus growing. The Jones Weir, within walking distance of the town, is a popular venue for waterskiing, fishing canoeing and birdwatching. The Auburn River National Park nearby is also worth a visit.