Kingaroy

Surrounded by picturesque farmlands interspersed with low rolling hills, Kingaroy is the largest town in the South Burnett and central to this diverse and beautiful region. Kingaroy plays host to a variety of accommodation options including modern motels, caravan parks, B&Bs, cottages and farmstays.

From here you can explore one of Australia's most exciting new boutique wine regions. With a low-humidity, Kingaroy and the South Burnett are ideally suited for grape cultivation. The first vines were planted in 1995 and now you can visit and taste wine at more than five cellar doors nearby.

There's plenty of variety to explore on the wine trail, at venues ranging from some of Queensland's largest wineries to small boutique vineyards. Verdelho is the region's signature varietal, along with all the usual favourites, and some exciting alternative varieties.

Kingaroy is renowned for its peanut production - you can't miss the towering silos. Stop off to try local icon The Peanut Van's tasty range of more than 20 types of flavoured peanuts as well as boiled, chocolate-coated and roasted peanuts. Kingaroy's rich soils also yield many other crops and there's a growing gourmet food scene with chefs featuring local produce on menus at many of the award-winning restaurants and cafés around town (try the mouth-watering local Barker's Creek Pork).

Drop into the Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre in the town's Arts and Heritage Precinct to chat to locals who can help you plan your itinerary. You can also purchase locally produced products, arts and craft. The precinct is home to Kingaroy Heritage Museum and a collection of historic buildings.

Taste South Burnett at the heritage-listed Old Butter Factory is a combined cellar door and providore where you can enjoy tastings of local boutique wines, regional gourmet produce and a range of freshly made fudge.

Panoramic views can be had from lookouts at Apex Park and at nearby Mt Wooroolin, which is also a nature refuge where you might spy regent bower birds or the black breasted quail. Water birds can be studied from bird hides at nearby Gordonbrook Dam and the Wooroolin wetlands.

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Queensland
Australia

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Wondai

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Wondai is the ideal place from which to explore local art and craft, museums and Lake Boondooma. Between the towns of Murgon and Kingaroy, Wondai features cattle and grain growing country as well as grasslands interspersed with eucalypt forests.

Lake Boondooma

Proston, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Peaceful Lake Boondooma is paradise for anglers, campers, bird watchers and water sports enthusiasts. The 1,900 hectare dam was purpose-built across the Boyne River in 1983 to provide a water supply to the Tarong Power Station.

Cherbourg

Cherbourg, Cherbourg Area
Cherbourg is located off the Buyna Highway in the South Burnett region, very close to the dam wall of Bjelke-Petersen Dam. Cherbourg is home to a sizeable Aboriginal community and is the oldest and largest government settlement in Queensland.

Bjelke-Petersen Dam

Murgon, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Bjelke-Petersen Dam, also known as Lake Barambah or BP Dam, is just 15 kilometres from Murgon, at Moffatdale in the South Burnett. It is a popular and well-equipped area for recreational freshwater fishing, birdwatching, boating, picnicking and camping / caravanning.

Maidenwell

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
Maidenwell, around 20 minutes drive south west of Nanango, is a charming village at the gateway to the Bunya Mountains. Stop in at the quaint country pub for a beer or relax over lunch and a coffee at the Maidenwell Trading Post (home to locally grown Yalbury Olive products).

Yarraman

Yarraman, Toowoomba Area
Fringed by hoop pine plantation forests, bunya pines and picturesque grazing countryside, the timber town of Yarraman sits at the junction of the D'Aguilar and New England Highways. Hotel/motel, B&B, caravan park and cabin accommodation is available.

Benarkin State Forest Park

Benarkin, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Benarkin State Forest on the Blackbutt Range is a great spot to picnic, fish, spot platypus or hike or ride on forest trails. From the D'Aguilar Highway an unsealed 16 kilometre scenic forest drive leads through rainforest, hoop pine plantations and eucalypt forests containing blackbutt, tallowwood, white mahogany, gums and ironbarks to small flats beside the inviting waters of Emu Creek.

Coral Gardens Dive Site Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
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Located on the Inner Gneerings off Mooloolaba, the Coral Gardens are like a small section of the Great Barrier Reef on the Sunshine Coast. Lovely hard and soft corals rule this reef in depths from 10 to 15 metres, with the site topography dominated by a series of gutters.

Nanango

Nanango, South Burnett Area
Nanango is one of Queensland's oldest towns and is proud of its unique heritage and colourful past. It's located about 20 minutes' drive south-east of Kingaroy. Don't miss one of the town's historic highlights - the beautiful Ringsfield House - you can do a tour and have morning tea or lunch in the cafe (and they do a great Sunday breakfast!

Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
The majestic Bunya Mountains, situated about 150 kilometres from the coast, is a spectacular wilderness range forming an isolated section of the Great Dividing Range. The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world's largest forest of bunya pines.
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