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Spending a Weekend in Kingaroy

on 01 October 2021 in Travel & Lifestyle

Discover the best ways to spend a weekend in Kingaroy for the explorer and adventurer at heart. This guide also includes culinary delights!

If you’re looking for the ultimate weekend away from all the busy, bustling sounds of the city, Kingaroy should be on your list to visit. Featuring farm fresh produce followed by rolling countryside views and quaint town history, this beautiful town is only a three hour drive North West of Brisbane, making it the perfect country getaway from the metropolitan.

Feel your stress melt away as you enter the steps of Queensland’s hinterland. Elevated up high, the South Burnett region is home to many boutique wineries and cellars, just waiting to be explored.

To begin your adventure, head to the Pottique Lavender Farm, Australia’s largest lavender shop. Wander amongst the lavender fields, which is a free entry and opens at 10am on weekends. Don’t miss out on a unique experience of trying a lavender scone, lavender jam, some lavender tea, and even lavender liqueur and lavender cheese. Enjoy the spectacular blooms that surround you, as you take in deep breaths of fresh lavender scents. 

Next on your top things to do during your weekend at Kingaroy, is an afternoon of wine tasting. At the southern end of the South Burnett region, you’ll find the Kingsley Grove Estate and Uncle Bob’s Estate. Head to the Booie Range for the famous Crane Wines or Hillsdale Estate, or check out the Moffatdale district for more boutique wineries such as Moffatdale Ridge, Barambah Cellars, Clovely Estate and Dusty Hill. 

When exploring the wineries, keep an eye out for farm gates with stalls selling local produce including peanuts, fruits, veggies, and homemade preserves. These little gems will help fill up your picnic box for another Kingaroy adventure this weekend. 

Spend the afternoon and evening amongst the wineries, and indulge in some first class dining paired beautifully with a local wine.

The following morning adventure begins by giving homage to the much loved local icon, the Kingaroy Peanut Van. Kingaroy is renowned for being the Peanut Capital of Queensland, and the Peanut Van honours that in every way possible. Backed by decades of experience having first packaged peanuts in 1969, the Peanut Van promises nutty delicacies from classics like salty roasted peanuts to sweets like honey roasted and caramel peanuts. Journey into unique flavours like horseradish or massaman curry peanuts for something different. A stop by the Peanut Van is the real eye opener for being in peanut county.

For those looking for a walk down history lane, head to the Kingaroy Heritage Museum. Immerse yourself in old timey agriculture machines invented and built by locals as early as the 1900s. Some of these builds were so ingenious that the mechanics and principles are still being used to date.

Splashes of colour and artsy vibes await you across the road at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery, boasting a stunning range of collections featuring local artists both new and renowned.

For lunch or an afternoon sprawl, pack up some picnic supplies while in town, and then head to the scenic views of Maidenwell, only a quick 30 minute drive from Kingaroy. Your destination is Coomba Falls – a spectacular view offering a deep, natural swimming hole that is towered by surrounding granite cliffs. Lay a picnic rug and enjoy your lunch while soaking up the picturesque views before dipping your toes in the fresh water. 

As nightfall comes, make your way to the Kingaroy Observatory and make the most of the low light pollution in the South Burnett Region. Experience the best telescopic technology with the Meade 14 inch telescopes available at the observatory, giving you a close view of star clusters, nebulas, stars, planets, the Milky Way, the moon, and so much more.

Planning your visit to Kingaroy 

Weather up in the highlands is great all year round, with Autumn being arguably the best with leaves changing colours creating picturesque backdrops and temperatures falling into cosy nights by the fire.

You could also try and time your visit during the Kingaroy Baconfest, South Burnett’s iconic food festival. Promising a feast you won’t forget, this three day celebration honours the Aussie pork like no other.

Given how your money is best spent on adventures and activities when exploring Kingaroy, you’ll be glad to hear that the Commercial Hotel in Kingaroy offers comfortable budget accommodation for groups of all sizes.

Nestled right at the heart of town, the Comm Pub has everything you could ever want in a quality Kingaroy accommodation. From exceptional dining that has won the heart of locals to comfortable rooms that will help you regain your energy for another day’s adventure, don’t miss out on a night at the Commercial Hotel in Kingaroy and book your stay online or call 07 4162 1380 to speak to the Comms Pub team instead.

Image credit: Queensland.com