Tipperary Flat

    Tipperary Flat, situated at the southern entrance to Nanango adjacent to Lions Park and the BP Service Station, is a well equipped picnic area featuring a walking trail leading visitors around the historic displays with informative interpretive signs provided.

    In early days, Tipperary Flat was used for sports days and get-togethers with other families who lived close by and the name originated from the first settlers who came from Ireland. A walking track extends to the Tarong turnoff past ‘Hannibal’, the first Tarong Coal Dragline Bucket, and has become a popular pastime for residents, visitors and pets.

    Adjacent to Tipperary Flat is an existing stand of Bunya Trees, a special icon of the natural and cultural heritage of the South Burnett, which acknowledge the original inhabitants.

    Tipperary Flat is an informative rest stop on your journey through the South Burnett.

    LOCATION:

    D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
    4615, QLD

    The Link Trail

      On Ya Bike! And Find Your Freedom on the Country Roads of Nanango.

      Whether you’re a cruisy Sunday rider, an E-biker or a serious strava cyclist, you’ll find a sense of freedom along the quiet, picturesque back roads of the Nanango area. You can take your time or make your best time on gravel roads that meander through eucalypt and pine forests filled with birds and wildlife. There are stories from the area’s pioneering and gold mining heritage, a creek and a waterfall (when it rains), sweeping valley views and some great coffee spots along the way.

      The Nanango Link Trail was built between Yarraman and Nanango along an old stock route once used by local pastoralists to herd cattle to the Yarraman railhead. It joins the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail with the South Burnett Rail Trail to create a total distance of 305km.

      To add a little extra to your experience, you can also try The Greenwood Creek Circuit Ride and the East Nanango Circuit Ride.

      Not many would attempt all these trails in one day! So take your time, make a healthy, outdoorsy weekend of it and enjoy some country hospitality along the way.

      Please note that you will need a mountain bike, hybrid or gravel bike for these trails.

      LOCATION:

      D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
      4615, QLD

      LOCATION:

      Pioneer Park, Nanango
      4615, QLD

      Pioneer Park

        Pioneer Park is located on the western side of Sandy Creek and beside Drayton Street, and was once called Nanango Park when it was first developed in 1919. This reserve between the Primary School and the Railway Station was used as a memorial to the soldiers of the First World War.

        Camphor Laurel and Pepperina Trees were planted on the eastern side of the creek and assigned to the school to care for them. Due to lack of public interest, this reserve was returned to its original state when the fences and trees were broken down and cattle were allowed to graze on the land.

        Pioneer Park came into being in 1978 when Joe Anderson became deeply involved with the concept. It wasn’t until 1982 when the Nanango Rural Youth Club installed picnic tables and a barbecue. Development continued over the years. However, the old curved railway bridge across Sandy Creek and railway station still remain to remind us of what once used to be.

        LOCATION:

        D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
        4615, QLD

        LOCATION:

        Pioneer Park, Nanango
        4615, QLD

        LOCATION:

        Drayton Street, Nanango
        4615, QLD

        Nanango Fauna Reserve

          Just ten minutes out of Nanango, the peaceful Nanango Fauna Reserve offers many different environments to explore, from seasonal waterholes to eucalypt woodland, acacia scrub, and dry vine scrub.

          It is a bird watcher’s delight with a variety of species to be found including the Yellow-Faced Honeyeater, Australian Darter, Varied Sittella, Nankeen Night Heron, and Little Black and Little Pied Cormorant.

          LOCATION:

          D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
          4615, QLD

          LOCATION:

          Pioneer Park, Nanango
          4615, QLD

          LOCATION:

          Drayton Street, Nanango
          4615, QLD

          LOCATION:

          Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
          4615, QLD

          Lions Park – Nanango

            Lions Park is a lovely stop just off the D’Aguilar Highway, on the south side of the township of Nanango.
            Facilities include toilets, a barbecue, a playground for the kids, shelter and tables. This park is alongside Tipperary Flat, which is a tribute to the Pioneer Days. The Peanut Wagon is also located nearby.

            LOCATION:

            D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Pioneer Park, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Drayton Street, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            LOCATION:

            D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
            4615, QLD

            South Burnett Energy Centre

              The South Burnett Energy Centre reflects the past, the people and the energy technology that
              developed the region and continues to mould our future. The visually exciting displays are located in a building formerly owned by Tarong Coal and incorporate a number of time lines and interactive displays as well as the original engines that supplied energy to Nanango for the first time in 1933.

              Come along to experience and discover the history of power generation in the South Burnett…
              1. Power up your very own virtual power station
              2. Peddle a bike to generate all forms of energy with the ultimate result of a “gobstopper”
              3. Ponder over the original working motors which provided the first reticulated power to Nanango in 1933

              LOCATION:

              D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Pioneer Park, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Drayton Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              LOCATION:

              41 Henry Street, Nanango
              4615, QLD

              Reg McCallum Park

                Located in Henry Street, Nanango, this attractive park, Reg McCallum Park, is named after the Mayor of the Nanango Shire, Reg McCallum, who has been the Mayor for over 25 years. The facilities include public toilets with wheelchair access, parenting rooms, free showers, playground, tables and chairs.

                The South Burnett Visitor Information Centre – Nanango can also be found across the road, which provides services that include:- the Tarong Power Display, information on attractions, accommodation and businesses, as well as offering history research, a range of souvenirs and other goods.

                LOCATION:

                D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Pioneer Park, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Drayton Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                41 Henry Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Henry Street, Nanango
                4615, QLD

                Nanango Star Motel

                  The Nanango Star Motel is a 12 room modern country motel situated right in the heart of Nanango . They are situated within walking distance to all amenities.

                  They are a motel that prides itself on being the best motel at the most reasonable price anywhere.

                  Their motto is come as a guest leave as a friend.

                  LOCATION:

                  D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Pioneer Park, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Drayton Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Mount Stanley Road, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  41 Henry Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Henry Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  43 Drayton Street, Nanango
                  4615, QLD

                  Nanango RV & Caravan Park

                  55 Henry Street, Nanango

                   0407 016 477

                  http://www.nanangorvpark.com.au/

                  Uncle Bob’s Estate

                  Open by appointment only

                  Email: unclebob515@gmail.com

                  (07) 4163 3403

                  515 Mt Stanley Road
                  East Nanango, QLD 4615

                  Uncle Bob’s Cottage

                  515 Mt Stanley Road, East Nanango Qld 4615

                  Ph: (07) 4163 3403

                  Mobile: 0427 301 446

                  Website: www.unclebobsestate.com

                  Email: unclebob515@gmail.com

                  Nanango Caravan and Motorhome Park

                  13673 D’Aguilar Highway, South Nanango

                  Ph: (07) 4163 2322

                  Mob: 0468 399 243

                  www.nanangocaravanandmotorhomepark.lifestylesforyou.com

                  Twin Gums Caravan Park

                  1 Scott Street
                  NANANGO QLD 4615

                  Phone: (07) 4163 1376

                  Fitzroy Motel

                  55 Fitzroy street, Nanango

                  Tel: (07) 4163 1100

                  www.nanangofitzroymotel.com.au

                  Copper Country Motor Inn

                  14354 D’Aguilar Highway, Nanango
                  Tel: (07) 4163 1011

                  Antler Motel

                  33 Henry Street, Nanango

                  Tel: (07) 4163 1444

                  www.antlermotel.com.au

                  Legends of the South Burnett

                  Legends of the South Burnett – Boxing Legend: Arthur Cripps

                  When you think of boxing one name comes to mind… Muhammad Ali. Well sorry to disappoint but there was another boxing great who came from the South Burnett… Arthur Cripps.

                  Born in 1879 Arthur Cripps started his sporting career playing rugby. He played in one game for Queensland – a “dramatic” 25-11 win over New South Wales in 1901 (see even back in the early 20th century Queensland were beating New South Wales!) But footy just wasn’t meant to be for Arthur who turned to professional boxing in early 1902.

                  Arthur was trained by “Big” Jim Austin, who was said to be one of the cleverest trainers of the time. He claimed that because of this training he never suffered a black eye or bloody nose.

                  In 1903 Arthur Cripps claimed the Australian Middleweight crown. He would then win this title on and off between the years 1903 to 1909.

                  A property at Broadwater (Nanango) brought Arthur, his wife Mary and their daughter Violet to the region to begin a farming life. Arthur held boxing fund raising activities and assisted many young men in gaining expertise in the boxing arena such as Bill Ewart of Nanango.

                  In 1916 at the age of 35 (which was not the norm as the average age of men enlisting was 26) Arthur enlisted as a driver in the Engineers. This grabbed the attention of Australians with newspaper headlines reading “Arthur Cripps gone to the front!” (16 May 1917). He also made headlines again upon his return in August 1919.

                  After the war Arthur returned to Nanango where he was the Post Office Hotel Proprietor, Chairman of the local football club (1923to 1925) and Director of the Dairy Company (1923). However, before his daughter Violet was 21 years old he decided to move the family to Brisbane.

                  In 1934 Arthur Cripps passed away.

                  A mild-mannered man – a home lover – an ace high husband and father – and a wonderful glove fighter!

                  Arthur Cripps 3

                  Arthur Cripps with his wife Mary and daughter Violet (dress in white with pig tails)

                  Arthur Cripps dressed in his army uniform

                  Arthur Cripps dressed in his army uniform

                  South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival

                  The South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival is on again this Saturday 11th March at Memorial Park, Kingaroy.

                  This is the festival’s 18th year and is a great way of showcases the best of South Burnett wine and food. The event starts at 12 noon and runs till 8:30pm and will have eight hours of live entertainment including street performers and top music acts.

                  Kevin Liepins a freelance writer has wrote a great article for Weekend Notes on the festival. CLICK HERE to read.

                  Entertainment at South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival - image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                  Entertainment at South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival – image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                  Enjoy wine tastings at the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival - image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                  Enjoy wine tastings at the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival – image from the South Burnett Wine and Food in the Park Festival website

                  Shortiez Country Fried Chicken

                  Open 7 days Mon to Thurs 10:30am to 8pm Sat & Sun 9am to 8pm Breakfast, fast food, Country Fried Chicken Takeaway or Outside dining

                  Orchy Fresh Nanango

                  Crusty’s Pizza and Pasta

                  Nanango BP Roadhouse

                  Bake My Day

                  Nanango Country Bakehouse Café