South Burnett Region Things to Do

Wide Bay Burnett, South Burnett, things to do

Tourism is a high growth component of the region’s economy. The South Burnett wine region is located 200km north-west of Brisbane, 150km north of Toowoomba and 150km from the Sunshine Coast. It’s Queensland’s newest wine region and home to some of the most exciting varieties new to Australia including alberino, sangiovese and verdelho.

There are currently a dozen wineries and cellar doors, most of which offer or are close to glorious bed & breakfasts. The South Burnett Food and Wine in the Park Festival, is held on the second weekend in March every year and incorporates food and wine from across the region and entertainment to match.

Camping grounds within the region’s National Parks (Bunya Mountains, Palms National Park & Emu Creek State Forest) hold a significant historical and cultural element (from our regional indigenous community as well as early settlers and farming communities) and continue to draw visitors from across Queensland to experience the peace and tranquility that our diverse natural bush land has to offer (not to mention the views!).

The region has three water catchments (dams). If you’re looking for fresh country air and a place where you can relax, swim, fish, boat or water ski then both Yallakool Caravan & Recreation Park at Bjelke-Peterson Dam, or Lake Boondooma Caravan & Recreation Park would be ideal locations for you. Both offer powered and unpowered camp sites as well as modern self-contained cabins.

In addition, The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is a 148 kilometre recreation trail from Wulkuraka near Ipswich to Blackbutt. The trail follows the old Brisbane Valley railway line and provides walkers, touring cyclists and horse riders with an opportunity to experience the history and landscape of the Brisbane Valley.

If you love your weekend markets, there are numerous held throughout any month. The Nanango Country Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month and are recognised as the largest rural markets in South East Queensland showcasing a large array of craft, new and used goods, plants, poultry and animals.

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Autumn Park

Autumn Park, on the corner of Drayton and Cairns Streets, Nanango, is a popular recreational spot. Established by Nanango Shire Council in 1997, the park sits on the original site of the town's old cattle saleyard. The More...


Benarkin State Forest Park

In Benarkin State Forest on the Blackbutt Range, majestic hoop pines rise above dense subtropical rainforest. Pines planted in the 1920s thrive near blue gum and ironbark forests. Turn off the D'Aguilar Highway and take More...


Birdwatching in the South Burnett

The South Burnett is a bird watchers dream; possessing a diverse array of habitats, the South Burnett hosts a variety of birds that even the most avid bird watcher aspires to see. The diversity of habitats from dry More...


Bjelke-Petersen Dam

Situated 15 kilometres from Murgon in the South Burnett, Lake Barambah, also known as Bjelke-Petersen Dam, is a popular area for recreational freshwater fishing, boating, picnicking and camping, with facilities many woul More...


Boat Mountain Conservation Park

This distinctive flat-topped ridge, shaped like an upturned boat, is a landmark near Murgon. Rising to a height of 589 metres, Boat Mountain is covered in dry rainforest with areas of open eucalypt forest. See panoramic More...

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