The South Burnett is probably one of Queensland’s best-kept tourist secrets – and Kingaroy is right in the heart of it.
We’re now the State’s largest wine-growing region; we have two of Queensland’s biggest inland waterways (Lake Boondooma and the Bjelke-Petersen Dam); and our Jurassic-era Bunya Mountains really have to be seen to be believed.
Kingaroy is also well known for two things, Sir Joh and as being the peanut capital of Australia. The local peanut silos stand out in town and can be viewed easily from the cottages.
Over the last few years, Kingaroy has changed from a large country town to a thriving business area for the South Burnett region. There are many options for shopping including a modern shopping centre, three major supermarkets, cinema and other major shops including Harvey Norman and a large Mitre 10.
From wineries, bushwalks and dams, they are all within a 45 minute radius.
Kingaroy is centrally located to many regional areas in Queensland.
- less than 200 km north- west of Brisbane via Esk or Caboolture
- Approximately 2.5 hours from the Sunshine Coast
- Approximately 2 hours from Toowoomba
Check out these links to find out more about what the area has to offer:
South Burnett Online http://southburnett.com.au/
South Burnett Regional Council http://www.southburnett.qld.gov.au
The Peanut Van http://peanutvan.com.au/
Burrandowan Picnic Races http://www.burrandowan.com.au/
Our region’s online tourism portal provides a huge amount of up-to-the-minute information about our area, including a live daily events calendar. South Burnett Tourism
Endeavour Biscuits: www.kingaroykitchen.com.au
Kingaroy Observatory : www.kingaroyobservatory.com
Moffatdale Ridge Wines: www.moffatdaleridge.com.au
Pottique Lavender Farm: www.lavenderfarm.net.au
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail www.brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au
Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail
Bunya Mountains www.bunyamountains.com.au
BaconFest http://www.kingaroybaconfest.com.au/ A new festival in town celebrating everything about bacon and pork!
South Burnett Directions www.southburnettdirections.com.au A site that tells you all there is to know about the beautiful South Burnett!