South Burnett Region Timber Industry Museum

    Opened in November 2001, the Museum showcases the history of the South Burnett’s timber industry, which underpinned the early settlement of the region and has continued to play an important part in its development.

    The traditional timber structure is flanked by life-size sculptures of a bullocky and his head bullocks, an old water-well and post-and-rail fence. On the eastern end of the building is the stainless steel silhouette of a timber cutter. Inside, the wagon camp diorama, complete with restored bullock wagon, effectively captures the spirit of those involved in the felling and logging of timber in the early 1900s. Set against authentic wooden slabs and shingles, are displays of South Burnett timbers, artifacts and photos pertaining to the early timber industry in the region.

    A well stocked Gift Shop, featuring locally produced woodcraft, forms part of the incorporated Visitor Information Centre. In the Woodcrafters’ Workshop, constructed beside the Museum in 2003, local woodworkers regularly demonstrate their skills. A display of over 100 wooden mushrooms highlights the variety of timbers available.

    LOCATION:

    80 Haly Street, Wondai
    4606, QLD

    Wondai Heritage Museum

      Extending over 1,600 square metres, and divided into several differently themed environments, the Wondai Heritage Museum offers an uncluttered insight into the development, and the people, of the Wondai town and district spanning 120 years.

      Military memorabilia and social development is the theme of the Formal Museum, which features, in particular. the bugle captured by local resident Jim Houston and played by him at the 1945 Japanese surrender at Morati.

      The relocated 1910 Wondai Hospital operating theatre houses implements and history of a medical nature, and makes up the Hospital Complex.

      On a larger scale, the Machinery Shed houses many meticulously restored items, from sulkies and threshers to the extensive “Vince Miller” collection of timber tools, and that grand old octogenarian the “Dennis Fire Engine”.

      The 1930’s Slab Barn, complete with authentic shingle roof, is a fine example of pioneer construction, and now houses tools used by blacksmiths, cobblers, shearers and horsemen.

      For so long the hub of Wondai, the 1920’S Oddfellows Hall houses a display of intricate lodge regalia, but principally featuring theatrically-styled settings depicting, schoolroom, laundry, kitchen, bedroom, cinematic and printing room in a sauntering walk back through time.

      And did they mention it’s fun! Yes it is!

      LOCATION:

      80 Haly Street, Wondai
      4606, QLD

      LOCATION:

      80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
      4606, QLD

      Wondai Regional Art Gallery

        Dubbed ‘the art heart of the South Burnett’, the Wondai Gallery is sure to surprise and impress. Prominently situated on the roundabout, behind the eye-catching dingo sculptures and rock pool, the building now housing the gallery was the original Stationmaster’s residence, dating back to the early 1900s. It has been lowered and tastefully renovated, while retaining its old world charm, including the original timber flooring.

        A new Exhibition opens the first Friday of the month (except January), with artists attracted from throughout the State. A light supper is served and a local cellar door offers wine tasting. Usually, the exhibiting artists are on hand to discuss their works.

        As well, a ‘Kids Korner’ features art work from local schools. Works of pottery, silversmithing, ceramics and other arts and crafts are also displayed for sale. The recent addition of a workroom has allowed for the scheduling of children’s art classes and various workshops for adults.

        LOCATION:

        80 Haly Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        LOCATION:

        80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        LOCATION:

        40 Haly Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        Dingo Creek Park

          Looking for a shady place to have lunch or let the children run free for a while? Dingo Creek Park, on the northern outskirts of Wondai, is the ideal spot. With lots of open space, shady trees, a covered children’s play area, free electric barbecues, covered tables and benches, it is a great place to picnic or to take a break from driving. In good seasons the creek runs, attracting lots of bird life.

          On public holidays, over long weekends and during school holidays, a Driver Reviver station operates in the park.

          LOCATION:

          80 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          40 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          Bunya Highway, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          Coronation Park

            Coronation Park is part of Wondai’s attractive streetscaping. Situated in the centre of Wondai Central Business District, the Park is well utilised by both residents and visitors.

            There are gardens, covered picnic tables, benches, a public toilet (with disabled access), a bus shelter and a covered pavilion area. Enjoy a break here before exploring the heritage attractions of Wondai.

            LOCATION:

            80 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Bunya Highway, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            Wondai Colonial Motel and Restaurant

              The Wondai Colonial Motel is centrally located in the heart of the South Burnett wine country, the ideal place from which to explore the local antique shops, art and craft, wineries, museums and Lake Barambah.

              The Motel boasts an excellent fully licensed restaurant, serving some of the best steaks and local produce in the South Burnett. The restaurant is open every night except Sunday night. The motel features a walk-in saltwater swimming pool and high-speed internet access. The motel is directly opposite the Rail Trail.

              The 14 Modern air-conditioned rooms are well-appointed and including a honeymoon suite with spa, executive rooms and two-bedroom family units. The Wondai Colonial Motel is your clean, comfortable and quiet home away from home.

              LOCATION:

              80 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Bunya Highway, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              125 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              Galbraith Farmhouse

                Galbraith Farmhouse is located on a cattle property in the beautiful South Burnett. Half hour drive to the winery trail and 15 minutes to South Burnett Rail Trail access.

                Guests have complete solitude and privacy in this renovated farmhouse with stunning views.

                Accommodates up to four guests with breakfast provisions provided for your first morning.

                Galbraith Farmhouse is a half hour drive from Kingaroy and 10 minutes from the smaller town of Wondai.

                LOCATION:

                80 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Bunya Highway, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                125 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Mp Creek Road, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                Hotel Cecil

                Wondai Getaway

                The Wondai Hotel

                35 Haly Street
                WONDAI QLD 4606

                Phone: (07) 4168 5274
                Email: info.wondaihotel@gmail.com

                Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

                The 2019 Autumn Garden Expo on the 20th and 21st of April will be the 22nd Autumn Garden Expo.

                Saturday 8am – 4-30 pm.  Sunday 8am. – 1pm.

                Expo Admission:  Adults $5-00 per day  or   $8.00 for 2-day pass , Under 15 free

                • Free parking
                • Disabled Parking
                • Plant Transport & Cloakroom
                • No Dogs allowed

                Quality Stalls of All Descriptions for Garden and Home

                 Horticultural Show, Photography Competition and Special Display

                  MultiDraw Raffle  with Great prizes!

                 Guest Speakers & Entertainment On Both Days

                 plus

                The South Burnett Orchid Society Annual Show

                Saturday  20th. April from 9.30am – 3-00pm.

                Wondai RSL Hall, Mackenzie St.

                Show Admission $3-00 per person. Contact 4168 1695

                 and

                The Wondai Regional Art Gallery April Showing

                 

                Wondai Accommodation Units and Villas

                Unit 9/17 Hodge Street

                WONDAI QLD 4606

                 

                Phone: (07) 4169 0593

                www.wondaiaccommodationunitsandvillas.com/

                Wondai Hideaway Apartment

                12 Slater Road,

                WONDAI QLD 4606

                 

                https://www.booking.com/hotel/au/wondai-hideaway-apartment.en-gb.html

                 

                Wondai Showgrounds

                Baynes Street, Wondai QLD 4606

                Ph:0455 485 684

                 

                Warana Hotel Motel

                42 Mackenzie Street

                WONDAI QLD 4606

                Phone:  (07) 4168 5366

                 

                 

                Wondai Diggers & Memorial Club

                The Wondai Hotel

                Hotel Cecil

                Wondai Colonial Motel

                Wondai Bakery

                Wondai Servo

                81 Haly Street,

                WONDAI QLD 4606

                Phone:  (07) 4168 5414

                Sakina’s Food

                Warana Hotel/Motel Eatery

                Dimities Cottage