The South Burnett region is close to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, making it the ideal place for a short or extended getaway – among their diverse range of accommodation options include cosy B&Bs, farmstays, camping sites and modern motels.
If you’re looking to relax, why not slow down and breathe deep in the Bunya Mountains? There are enticing cafes to visit nestled among nature with views of the serene rainforest. If getting active is more your style, take advantage of the area’s walking, cycling and horse riding tracks. Queensland’s first sealed rail trail, the South Burnett Rail Trail, is perfect for families, allowing you to journey 43.5km of sealed surface between Kingaroy and Murgon. For the more adventurous cycle the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, either way be sure to pack the bicycles.
The South Burnett Region is also home to two major inland waterways, with Lake Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen Dam renowned for their exceptional fishing. If you’re visiting with the family, booking one of the nearby, well-equipped cabins always goes down a treat!
Foodies will also love the South Burnett – the region is the proud home of niche growing markets like capers and caperberries. In addition, Kingaroy (located in the South Burnett region) is regarded the peanut capital of Australia, as well as 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.
Other incredible food you’ll find on your visit to the South Burnett region include Barkers Creek Pork, Proteco Oils (the leading manufacturer of cold pressed oils in Australia), liqueurs, fudge, honey, chilli preserves, relish, jams, olives, bunya nuts and more, as well as a fast-growing wine region.