Happy Holidays!

Christmas school holidays may feel long, but childhood years are short, so it is a great opportunity to make lasting memories with the family. There is no better way to do this then with a family road trip. We invite you to pack up the car, crank up the air conditioning and discover the South Burnett.

South Burnett is a region as diverse and inviting as the locals; located west of the Sunshine Coast, and an easy drive from Brisbane, Bundaberg or Toowoomba.

With a range of accommodation options, from camping to luxurious boutique home away from homes, you can be sure of finding the perfect place to rest after days of discovering and exploring.

Active families can pack the bicycles, kayaks and fishing rods to discover the outdoor lifestyle we enjoy. I recall the ‘choose your own adventure’ books from childhood with fond memories, and with scenarios that offer freshwater dams, mountain biking trails, walking, cycling spots and hiking; you can choose your own real life adventure in the South Burnett.

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Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail

Families that prefer to use the holiday period for self-restoration and chilling out from the day to day hustle and bustle of work, school schedules, sporting commitments and today’s busyness, the beautiful Bunya Mountains feels like another world. Explore the Jurassic era National Park at your own pace, taking in the views, wildlife and sense of peace.

With interesting facilities to explore in air-conditioned comfort, kids and adults can learn a thing or two about our past, present and artistic locals. Museums, art galleries, homesteads and star gazing await with volunteers and locals happy to share their stories and knowledge so you can fully immerse yourself in the region.

Whatever your needs, take some time to and get excited about disconnecting from devices and reconnecting with each other.

Local tips for high value/low or free cost family activity:

  • Get a selfie with Roy…visit tribute to tennis great Roy Emerson at Blackbutt
  • Technology meets history…Download the Soundtrails app and take a self-guided history tour around Nanango
  • Hunt for peanuts…unravel the clues at the Kingaroy Heritage Museum Peanut Hunt and be awarded with a super sleuth certificate for successful detectives
  • Take a look at a snapshot of days past…Wondai wagon camp diorama is a must see, located in the Wondai Timber Museum and Visitor Information Centre
  • Visit a village…Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum at Murgon offers an experience of what life was like for early settlers