The Wine, Walks and Heritage drive delights the senses and immerses you into a rich country culture. Starting in Blackbutt, you will be thrown into a rich and vibrant lifestyle, which has a long history with timber and agriculture. Here, you will be able to take the day to see the avocado and macadamia farms that are scattered throughout the land. Be sure to visit the Roy Emerson Museum and the famous Blackbutt Bakery. Or if you are thirsty, pop into the regional cellar door operating from “Butt Art” gallery.
Next you will visit Yarraman, a picturesque country town. The Palms National Park is located close by, so after stopping for lunch, go bird watching and try to spot the Noisy Pitta, a shy but colourful ground bird found within the Palms National Park.
Enjoy a country drive through Maidenwell and Kumbia to then stop in Kingaroy, a bustling country town with a lot on show. Kingaroy’s thriving township has a relaxed informal feel so slow down, relax and enjoy a coffee or long lunch around the main business district or the cafes and restaurants scattered around the outskirts of town. Stay the night in one of Kingaroy’s accommodation options.
Wake up refreshed and head to Wondai, with 1900’s charm, the attractive streetscaping and well-tended parks and gardens blend with the town’s well maintained buildings and houses, many of which retain the character of the days of early settlement. Continue on to Murgon which offers so much to see and do…including the surrounding cellar door vineyards at Moffatdale & recreational activities at Yallakool Park on Bjelke-Petersen Dam along with the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum.
The drive will then round out in Nanango, where you can enjoy a visually exciting experience at the South Burnett Energy Centre which reflects the past, the people and the energy technology that developed the region and continues to mold its future. Finish your visit to the South Burnett by calling in to the ‘jewel’ of the region, Ringsfield House. Wander around the well-manicured gardens and explore the history inside the beautiful house. Refresh and enjoy the afternoon sun with a little something from Ringsfield Café.
Things to do
• Visit avocado and macadamia fields
• “Butt Art” gallery and cellar door
• Visit the Palms National Park
• Bird Watching
• Coffee stop in a boutique cafe
• Stay in a beautiful B&B
• Murgon Dairy and Heritage Museum