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Mystery Craters

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by Anne Dignam (subscribe)
I am a amateur freelance writer from Sydney. My passion is Aboriginal history, Australia and its unusual places. My aim is to share my knowledge to better your experience. Thank you
Published March 1st 2014
A definite destination and Bucket List adventure
Mystery Crater in Queensland has well earned its name. Unusual, strange, weird unexplained crater holes have been found on a property in Queensland. It will have you baffled, intrigued and mystified. Can you solve the mystery?

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I came upon knowledge of the Mystery Craters by a friend from Queensland and for the last four years I have been trying to find an answer. I have been very intrigued as to how these have been formed. These unexplained 35 unusually shaped craters were found in 1971. Scientist date these Mystery Craters to be about 25 million years old. They are made up of sandstone and ochre. They are certainly one of the weird and wonderful phenomenons of Australia's northern state of QLD in a small suburb between Bundaberg and Gin Gin. You may walk the grounds as they have machinery relics and mineral stones on display.

On private property, a platform has been erected to preserve the area for public viewing, allowing us to look directly down of these unexplained crater holes. It is a definite bucket list tick off for me.

How and why did the craters form is mystifying even to scientist today. One can only guess - maybe they are a a sink hole, remnants of the dinosaur era, an after mark of a volcanic eruption steam hole, or were they man made? Scientists and all who visit continue to scratch their heads in amazement and are baffled as to how they came to exist. Everyone naturally has their two pence to air, but the owners are still awaiting an answer.

There is also a kiosk and Devonshire tea available.

Prices range from $6.00 for children 4 to 16 years, $7.50 for concession/pensioners, $9.50 for adults and $25.00 for a family. Group discounts apply.

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Why? A natural phenomenon of unexplained and weird craters
Phone: 07 4157 7291
Where: 15 Lines Road, South Kolan
Cost: $6.00 for children 4 to 16 years, $7.50 for concession/pensioners, $9.50 for adults and $25.00 for a family
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