South Burnett Showgrounds

With the majestic Bunya Mountains as its backdrop, the South Burnett boasts accommodation in a vibrant town with warm country hospitality. The South Burnett Region consists of a rich, diverse blend of prime agricultural land producing a range of high quality agricultural products for both domestic and international markets.
During the day, you will explore rich vineyards and taste your way through Queensland’s newest wine region. Spend your nights under a canopy of a billion stars on camping sites throughout the hinterlands. Take a timeout with mother nature by cycling the South Burnett Rail Trail or Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, fishing on the expansive Lake Boondooma and hiking along Boat Mountain.

Kingaroy is the regional hub of the South Burnett with services including a commercial airport, regular co-ordinated bus services to Brisbane, regional shopping facilities, government agencies and many of the industries generally expected in much larger centres. All townships within the region support a vigorous sporting, cultural and social lifestyle with facilities including a range of heritage museums, art galleries, craft outlets, shopping malls, indoor and outdoor sporting and fitness facilities, local theatre groups, annual festivals and music venues.

Wine production in our Region is a prime attraction, with Verdelho grown successfully due to the hot climate and rich soils. With around ten wineries, one of the largest wine growing regions in Queensland, grapes were first planted in the area in 1898. Industrial production began in 1993. Most of the wineries are located near Murgon with a few close to Kingaroy and to the south. Shiraz and Chardonnay are the most prevalent varieties with production roughly halved between red and white wines.

One of the best known attractions in the area is the peanut-growing district centered around Kingaroy. 12 km from Murgon is the spectacular and scenic Bjelke-Petersen Dam. Another dam in the region also include the beautiful the tranquil Boondooma Dam. Tarong Power Station and the Tarong National Park are both in the south of the Burnett. Rock-wallabies can be seen on local cliffs, particularly around twilight hours. Garnet gem fields are locate just west of Proston.