The South Burnett region is perfect for a short or extended getaway within close proximity to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. A diverse range of accommodation options are on offer including cosy B&B’s, farmstays, camping and modern motels.
Kingaroy is well known for peanuts and regarded the Peanut Capital of Australia but did you know the region is also the centre of Australia’s navy bean industry? Named because they were used to feed the US Navy, the navy bean is commonly known on our dinner plates as baked beans. The South Burnett is a hub of agricultural and meat processing activity and regarded as the fastest developing wine area in Queensland. Experience the South Burnett wine trail and discover your favourite drop of Queensland wine.
The South Burnett is proud of niche markets such as capers, caper berries and camel milk and the quality of local produce such as the delectable Barkers Creek Pork. The region is home to Proteco Oils, the leading manufacturer of cold pressed oils in Australia where they squeeze the best from fruits, nuts and seeds provided by Nature. To delight the tastes even further sample cheese, liqueurs, fudge, local honey, chilli preserves, relish, jams, olives, bunya nuts ….. the list goes on.
2 Dams 1 Destination South Burnett, home to 2 major inland waterways with Lake Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen Dam renown for exceptional fishing. Spend some quality time camping with the family or stay in one of the well-equipped cabins. Marvel at the amazing night skies only the country can offer and reconnect with nature in the great outdoors.
Slow down and breathe deep in the Bunya Mountains, hike along the many walking tracks then reward yourself with a leisurely meal and beverage at one of the enticing venues overlooking the rainforest.
Recreation experiences exist for bushwalkers, mountain bikers and horse riders to see the South Burnett region in a unique way and also appreciate the history of past rail corridors. Work up an appetite exploring the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail then satisfy it at one of the many eating establishments located nearby. A second rail trail will be open for use by the end of 2016 with the Kingaroy to Kilkivan rail trail currently under construction.
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