Top Attractions in the South Burnett Region
Don’t miss out on the top attractions in the South Burnett Region, just waiting to be explored and to create great memories from.
For those that have been there and done that, you’re probably on the lookout for something different and unique. Well, here’s a Queensland destination nestled in the South East that’s ought to pique your interest – the South Burnett Region.
Home to Queensland’s youngest wine region, you can bet that there is plenty of innovation that awaits you. The hinterland that surrounds it offers an abundance of natural discoveries, and the local attractions are no small feat.
Hold your breath, as we take you on a journey into the top attractions in the South Burnett Region.
1. A visit to Lake Boondooma
If the busy, bustling city or overcrowded beaches have you feeling wound up and in need of some relaxation, it’s time to pack your picnic basket, a good book, some great wine, and head to Lake Boondooma. The lake is nestled near Proston in the South Burnett Region, with the dam sitting on the Boyne River.
Featuring up to 2,500 acres of land, there’s plenty of room to breathe in some fresh air while soaking up serene views of the lake. Boondooma Dam is a watersports’ lover’s dream, be it fishing, swimming, sailing or even water skiing.
If you happen to be in the area and are looking for a great feast and stay, head to the Commercial Hotel in Kingaroy (also known as the Com Pub Hotel), which is only an hour’s drive away from Boondooma Dam.
Dining at the Com Pub is a treat for everyone looking to indulge in some local delights. With an extensive menu that caters for every taste, you can expect dishes like pasta, seafood, burgers, steaks and classic Aussie fare to be on the list with the promise of fresh local produce and expert chefs behind your meals.
Head to the beer garden for some fresh air, grab a closer look at the bar, or chill at the Nest dining area, there are plenty of areas for you to enjoy your meal at the Com Pub Hotel. Don’t miss out on Weekly Specials the likes of grilled chicken, bacon and avocado pizzas on Mondays or rump, salad and fries on Wednesdays. And be sure to check out the Lunch Specials at a steal.
Your Kingaroy accommodation needs are set at the Com Pub Hotel, promising comfortable budget accommodation which is always clean and affordable. Located right at the heart of Kingaroy, the Com Pub Hotel is a terrific spot for those wanting to explore the top attractions of the area.
2. Explore the South Burnett Wine Trail
Nestled from the foothills of the Bunya Mountains, lies the South Burnett vineyards and wineries. At the southern end you will find Kingsley Grove and Uncle Bob’s cabin, while the famous Crane Wines and Hillsdale Estate can be found near Kingaroy on the Booie Range. If you’re looking for more boutique wineries, head to the Moffatdale district where you’ll find a clutter of them including Moffatdale Ridge, Clovely Estate, Barambah Cellars and Dusty Hill all within an arm’s length of each other.
If you are a wine connoisseur, or simply just appreciate a good quality drink in the evening, paying a visit to the South Burnett Wine Trail will be an exhilarating experience not to be forgotten.
3. Stop by the infamous Kingaroy Peanut Van
If there’s one thing Kingaroy is famously unique for, it’s definitely the peanuts. From heritage-listed peanut silos to peanut snacks and novelties all around, a trip to Kingaroy isn’t complete without a stop by at the infamous Kingaroy Peanut Van. Explore the amazing range of peanut flavours from classic salt-roasted peanuts to sweet caramel and honey roasted.
With a history that dates back to 1969, the Kingaroy Peanut Van certainly has their peanut production and creations down to a fine art.
And for those who aren’t huge on peanuts, but would like to know more about the town’s agricultural history, which also does touch on the peanut industry, head to the Kingaroy Heritage Museum.
4. Wander through the lavender farm
Home of the largest lavender shop in Australia, a visit to the Pottique Lavender Farm is a must for those who love the scent of pure, fresh lavender. Entry to the lavender farm is free, and it’s open on weekends from 10am.
Don’t forget to bring your wallet for the gift shop, which stocks an extravagant array of lavender products from around Australia.
Explore some fascinating culinary creations such as lavender scones, lavender tea, and even lavender cheese while you’re at the Pottique Lavender Farm.
5. Stargaze at the Kingaroy Observatory
With limited light pollution, the Kingaroy Observatory brings you one step closer to the galaxy. Powerful telescopes with up to 800 times magnification will help you discover the magic from above, as an expert host and astronomer will walk you through the history and knowledge of the night sky.
From exploring Mars, Jupiter, the rings of Saturn to moon craters, binary stars, Nebula and star clusters, an experience at the Kingaroy Observatory is nothing short of amazing.
Make the most of your time in Kingaroy
When exploring all of these top attractions in the South Burnett Region, you’ll find that many amazing explorations take place close to Kingaroy.
And if there’s one thing everyone knows about having a good time, is to ensure that you do it on a happy stomach.
Head to the Commercial Hotel in Kingaroy for a treat, featuring the best of local dining and an extensive menu that will surely please everyone. Accommodation is also affordable and comfortable, making the Commercial Hotel a great place to rest during your time in Kingaroy.
Phone 07 4162 1380 to make a reservation for your meal and avoid disappointment. You can book online for accommodation, or call reception instead.
Image credit: South Burnett Times