Eidsvold is a neat and tidy RV Friendly town situated on the Burnett Highway, Australia’s Country Way just two hours west of Bundaberg and a short 35km drive from Mundubbera which is on the Rural Getaway Route.
The town was originally settled by European cattlemen who named the town after the Norwegian town "Eidsvoll".
Eidsvold has a strong beef cattle history, where it once held record sized cattle sales, where the stories can be found at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre.
Things to do
Local Aboriginal people add a unique dimension to the rich cultural spirit of the Community. Eidsvold is home to the traditional owners the Wakka Wakka, The Gurang Gurang and the Wulli Wulli people.
Several local buildings display artistic murals depicting the lifestyle and history of the district. Visitors find their artwork and artefacts fascinating as well as educational. Why not make a stop and view some local Aboriginal art in Eidsvold’s main street.
Of interest is Alice Maslen’s hitching rail which was erected in 1980 as a place to tie her horse
when she was in town. Alice never gave up her horse and buggy for modern transport.
One of this country’s true icons, RM Williams was born in South Australia and moved to “Rockybar” a property west of Eidsvold in the early 50’s. Some of his descendants still live in the district. The RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre and Tourist Information Centre was developed to honour this great Australian, showcase his achievements and reflect his passion and respect for the Aboriginal people he worked with through the exhibition gallery and interpretive hall, bringing the past to life.
Every evening there is a free illuminating light and sound show held at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre. The 'Son et Lumiere' show shares stories of RM Williams, local drovers, the friendship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous stockmen and anecdotes from past times through poetry, bush yarns and song. For more information and show times of this must see light show see the friendly team at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre or call 1300 696 272.
Eidsvold Bush Spirit Festival - 2021 Date to be confirmed
Eidsvold Historical Society Heritage Day - 2021 Date to be confirmed
Eidsvold Show - held annually the first weekend in May
Eidsvold Golden Bell Campdraft - held annually the last weekend of March.
Eidsvold Cattle Drive - April 2021
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