The South Burnett is full of talented artists and artisans from a myriad of disciplines and backgrounds, with most townships home to beautiful workshops and galleries taking pleasure in displaying and selling their works and hosting regular exhibitions and events. The region is also home to a wide range of museums and historical collections paying homage to the agricultural, social and cultural developments of the South Burnett and the incredible contribution of the early settlers.
Explore the history of the South Burnett in a truly unique way.
Be inspired by beautiful artwork from around the regions.
Visitor Information Centres
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Attractions & Must do's
The South Burnett has some amazing "INSTA" worthy "must see" stops-offs.
Golf in the South Burnett
The South Burnett is fortunate to be home to several fantastic golf courses.
Looking to the South Burnett Sky
One of the best things about fleeing the city lights and escaping to the South Burnett is right there above your head, all you have to do is look up. The night time visibility in the country gives viewers a second-to-none view of the moon, nebulae and galaxies and the Kingaroy Observatory, located at the airport just five minutes out of Kingaroy, provides stargazers with the perfect place to observe the night skies up close through large, powerful telescopes.
Bursting with incredible pioneering history Boondooma Station once totalled an impressive 1,000 square miles with 500,000 sheep. Now the historically listed site is home to the annual Scots in the Bush festival in the third week of August. The festival is a tribute to Boondooma Station’s founding fathers - three young Scotsmen, the Lawson brothers and Robert Alexander who settled there in 1847. The old homestead also comes alive each Australia Day for a big weekend of Aussie themed events and activities as well as every April during the Anzac week for the Spirit of the Bush celebration
Kingaroy's Big Peanut
A community-led project, the Big Peanut was crowd-funded with every donor who contributed $30 or more receiving a plaque with their name on the completed statue. The intricate metal design features antique pieces of local farming machinery. Back to top
Kingaroy Peanut Silos
The Kingaroy Peanut Silos located in Haly Street, Kingaroy are a group of three concrete silos (No 2, 3 and 4) that were constructed between 1938 and 1951 by the Queensland Peanut Marketing Board for storage of peanuts before their processing and marketing. These large structures dominate the skyline of Kingaroy and the surrounding landscape. Back to top
Emu named Charlotte
One of Wondai’s most famous feathered residents was a beloved emu named Charlotte. Known by a number of names including Eric, Emmy and Moo, Charlotte became a local icon, strolling through town on a regular basis. Unfortunately, Charlotte was injured in a car accident in 2014 and had to be put down as a result of her injuries. But the big beautiful bird’s legacy still lives on through her statue in Coronation Park on Mackenzie Street. Back to top
The region’s rich timber origins are carefully displayed with seven large carved heads dotted around town. The name Yarraman means horse in the Port Jackson Pidgin English spread by Aboriginal stockmen in eastern Australia. Each Yarramen has it's own unique decorative designs. Back to top
A life-size steel statue of a bull built with more than 2.5km of barbed wire. Created by local artist David White. Located at the Nanango Showgrounds. Back to top
Roy Emerson Statue
The Roy Emerson statue is situated on Bowman Road, adjacent to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in Blackbutt and is close to the Roy Emerson Museum which contains many photos and stories about Emerson situated at the Nukku Nook precinct. Back to top
Nicknamed Hannibal’s Bucket, the old dragline bucket was used in the nearby Meandu coal mine. Hannibal’s Bucket is believed to be the first on the Meandu dragline and moved enough material to fill 800,000 backyard swimming pools over its 10-year working life. Back to top
The Booie Pair of Nuts
A cracking pair of chainsaw carved peanuts you can meet for yourself on Booie Crawford Rd. The friendly, nutty duo were commissioned by the Crumpton family, the fourth generation peanut producers behind the industry leading peanut processing plant just down the road in Crawford. Back to top