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Kilkivan Shire Museum

Kilkivan, Gympie Area

The Kilkivan Shire Museum contains a comprehensive display of ore and mineral samples common to the district, photographs and documents relating to mining, forestry, dairying and town, school and family histories of Goomeri, Kilkivan, Widgee and Woolooga. Research facilities – fee applies.

The main building has rooms furnished in style of yesteryear, for example parlour, bedroom, general store and barber's shop. Fettler's barrack houses a school room and kitchen. Large slab shed contains buggy and wagon, mining, farm and forestry tools. A genuine stockman’s hut, made from slabs laundry and containing original contents has been relocated to the museum grounds.

There is an unmanned Visitor Information Centre in the front of the main building which is open everyday to visitors and tourists for approximately seven hours.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $3 - $3

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
12 Bligh Street
Kilkivan, Gympie Area
Queensland
Australia

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Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.

Mount Walsh National Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
A prominent landmark in the Biggenden region is the granite bluff area of Mount Walsh, in the northern part of mountainous Mount Walsh National Park. Exposed granite outcrops, rugged ridges and steep forested slopes support a range of vegetation. Follow the 300 metre trail from the picnic area through open eucalypt forest to a rocky creek gully fringed in rainforest, then on to lookouts over surrounding countryside. With caution, experienced walkers can take the strenuous (unmarked) two and a half hour hike to Mount Walsh's bare granite summit. You will be rewarded with stunning views.

Wongi State Forest and Forest Reserve

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
In Wongi National Park and Forest Reserve, beautiful waterholes fringed by paperbarks and rushes are surrounded by eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations. In the heart is Lake Lenthall, which provides the water supply for Hervey Bay. Camp under shady eucalypt trees at Wongi recreation area. Enjoy a picnic by the waterholes, which are stained golden brown from paperbarks. Supervise children, as some waterholes are deep. Fish at Lake Lenthall recreation area; but obtain a permit from the Wide Bay Water Corporation first.

Brooyar State Forest

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Brooyar State Forest features sandstone cliffs, hoop pine plantations and a mix of tall open eucalypt forest with spotted gums. Pockets of riparian rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek. Take a scenic drive, stopping to enjoy views from Point Pure lookout (300 metre return walk) or a short stroll along an old logging road through rainforest. You can picnic at Glastonbury Creek, or set up your tent or caravan on the grassy camping area nearby. Relax and absorb the tranquillity. In summer, feast your eyes on the forest's colours: rich red and yellow flowers of black bean trees, and vivid orange flower spikes of silky oaks. You can camp with your dog overnight, but must keep it on a leash.

Mudlo National Park

Kilkivan, Gympie Area
Mudlo National Park, known locally as Mudlo Gap, protects one of the area’s few remaining stands of native hoop pine rainforest. Tall hoop pines once covered much of the coastal ranges. The park is near the site of Queensland's first gold discovery - at Kilkivan township in 1852. Go for the short, scenic drive to Mudlo Gap for excellent views. The Mudlo Gap track is steep with many steps, but the view from the lookout is impressive. Enjoy a picnic beside Scrubby Creek. Part of the one kilometre Scrubby Creek walking track is wheel chair accessible - through dry rainforest, past giant figs and pleasant creeks. On your walks, keep your eyes open for whiptail wallabies and listen for wonga pigeons.

Lenthalls Dam

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Lenthalls Dam is an ideal picnic and fishing spot with barbecue facilities, picnic shelter and tables, walking tracks and a small boat ramp provided. Built in 1984 on the Burrum River, about 30 kilometres north-west of Maryborough, Lenthalls Dam is reached by turning off the Bruce Highway about halfway between Torbanlea and Maryborough, and then travelling seven kilometres along a sealed gravel road. Lake Lenthall offers a superb location for anglers with smaller vessels, and is also proving to be a popular fishing location for fly-fishing anglers chasing a variety of popular freshwater species. The lake is officially stocked with Australian bass, barramundi, golden perch (yellowbelly) and silver perch. But there have been reports of saratoga being caught, along with eels, eel-tailed catfish (jew) and the introduced spangled perch. Bass are the main species caught, but barramundi are starting to show and will no doubt make this a noteworthy fishing location in coming years.

Springvale Horse Treks

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$90 - 180
Springvale, a working cattle property, comprises of 3804 hectare/9395 acres of steep valleys and high mountain tops covered by scrub, rainforest and open eucalyptus forests. You can enjoy activities such as bushwalking, fauna watching (property lists available on request -vulnerable and threatened species on property), birdwatching (historical and "wild net" list available on request), bicycle riding (bring your own bike) and there is also a cooling off creek. Or you may prefer to take a trail ride! Bring your own horse and cover two trails over two days! They'll boil the billy and have a lunch stop at one of the water points/holding paddock on the Saturday, during the full day ride. Then on Sunday, the shorter ride, they will stop for a morning tea (food provided in cost). There is also a property tour with morning/afternoon tea provided (must be booked in advance). You can view day to day operations of a working cattle property, including horse back mustering and a working dog demonstration. On request you may join in at feeding time to watch, feed and steal a pat from various farm animals. This is on Saturdays and Sundays only from 4pm to 5pm (costs apply).

Howard

Burrum Coast, Fraser Coast Area
Nestled in the hinterland of Hervey Bay is the lovely historical village of Howard. Serviced twice daily by the 'Tilt Train,' Howard is an easy 15 minute drive to Maryborough, 25 minutes to Hervey Bay and 20 minutes to the beaches of Toogoom and Burrum Heads. Howard has several buildings of historical significance including a beautifully restored Queenslander offering guided tours and Devonshire Teas. Howard's small museum tells of the coal mining and farming history of the area and includes war memorabilia. Country markets are held in Steeley Street on the first Saturday of every month and there are a range of great swimming and fishing spots to enjoy on the nearby Burrum River.

Tiaro and Fraser Coast Hinterland

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
Discover the rural charms of Tiaro and the surrounding area of Queensland's beautiful Fraser Coast Hinterland. Visit the ancestral home of the Macadamia nut, dine in historic hotels or picnic riverside while taking in the picturesque scenery and genuine country hospitality. The southern hinterland is defined by the Mary River which provides opportunities for camping, fishing and canoeing. A quiet trip down the Mary can bring you face to face with some of Australia's rarest species including the ancient Australian lungfish and Mary River turtle, while country roads and old stock routes lend themselves to bushwalking, horse riding and mountain biking. Begin your journey of discovery at the Tiaro Visitor Information Centre and Craft Cottage in the restored railway station on the Bruce Highway where you can stock up on locally produced art and crafts, and produces as well as local knowledge. Enjoy a hearty meal and good old fashioned hospitality in an historic country pub including Tiaro's Hideaway Station Hotel (circa 1881) or the Royal Hotel in its main street. Taste some top quality bacon and smallgoods at one of the town's more unusual attractions, its butcher shop which is famous throughout Australia. Explore the wider area by following the Fraser Coast Country Drive Trail, which takes in old rail sidings, the historic Dickabram Bridge and small towns oozing country charm such as Bauple, Gundiah and Theebine.

Boonooroo

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Boonooroo and neighbouring Tuan on Queensland's Fraser Coast are not your typical sleepy fishing hamlet - they also boast spectacular views across the Great Sandy Strait to Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. With a caravan park, bowls club, golf course, tennis court, and bike and boat hire, Boonooroo is the perfect place for a holiday filled with great fishing and relaxation. Boonooroo is one of a handful of charming seaside hamlets doted along the spectacular shoreline of the Great Sandy Strait - a cluster of small islands and sand bars in the waterway between the Fraser Island, and the Fraser Coast mainland. Follow the Great Sandy Strait Discovery Drive to experience these coastal villages, surrounding national parks, coloured sands and sand blows, incredible birdlife, fishing and boating. From Boonooroo sail, canoe or cruise the strait's protected waterways which rival the beauty and diversity of the Whitsunday Passage. At nearby Poona National Park discover wallum heath and a unique collection of Australian flora and fauna including tea trees, kangaroos, eucalypts, galahs, bottle brush and sea eagles. The area is also the second largest protection area in Queensland for the dugong.
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