Wondai Street Sprints

    Following the inaugural Wondai Street Sprint held in 2016, and the follow-ups in 2017 and 2018, the next event in 2019 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held on a brand new asphalt track provided by the South Burnett Regional Council and run from a safety perspective under the banner of C.A.M.S. the committee is looking to build on the accolades received from competitors in previous years as one of the best events of its type they have attended.

    For 2019, they hope to encourage more historic cars to the event and following the acquisition of more concrete barriers, spectator viewing areas will be extended and augmented by grandstand seating at a number of interesting locations. Over time, the Wondai Street Sprint is expected to become a major event on the sporting calendar for race cars in South East Queensland.

    LOCATION:

    Burrows Street, Wondai
    4606, QLD

    Wondai Country Running Festival

      A day of country fun with markets, music, kids entertainment and more. Do come early to enjoy as part of your running weekend.

      Wondai is a small country town on the Bunya Highway. About 2.5 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast and 3 hours from Brisbane. They are friendly and welcoming.

      The Wondai Country Festival will commence at 7am on 22 June 2019 with the Wondai Country Market in Coronation Park.

      The normal Wondai Parkrun starts at 7am and a 2 kilometre fun run at 9am, as well as many other running events including a full marathon.

      During the markets there will be a huge number of rides, market and food stalls. They will have a full day of entertainment at the Percy Iszlaub Pavilion which will include live country music with the Stolzenberg Brothers, Wondai Town and District Band, local choirs and performers including local whip crackers.

      They have once again engaged Cilla and Eden from ‘Blue Gum Farm’ to perform their new interactive show for the children. A live concert is held in the RSL from 3pm, tickets to be purchased from the Wondai Art Gallery.

      For the festival program and updates, check the website.

      LOCATION:

      Burrows Street, Wondai
      4606, QLD

      LOCATION:

      40 Haly Street, Wondai
      4606, QLD

      Wondai Regional Art Gallery- February Exhibitions

        The February Exhibitions in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery bring forward a diverse range of mediums from talent both local, and further afield. The three gallery’s include;

        “IN FOCUS” – Gallery 1 –
        Heather Stanton from Heather’s Hobby and Sharron McDonald from Wenden Photography

        “SLOW PROGRESSION” – Gallery 2 –
        Tony Adams

        “AUSTRALIA, THROUGH OUR EYES” – Gallery 3 –
        Helenna Dohle & Stuart Efstathis

        Their Kids Korner is Tingoora State School.

        The Gallery is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm, Entry is Free.

        Opening Night is Friday 1 February,
        At a cost of AUD5 to include Hot and Cold Supper.
        Wine will be available by bottle or glass from Kingsley Grove Winery.
        Live Entertainment will be on.

        LOCATION:

        Burrows Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        LOCATION:

        40 Haly Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        LOCATION:

        40 Haly Street, Wondai
        4606, QLD

        QAGOMA ATP9 Kids on Tour Workshops

          APT9 Kids on Tour invites young visitors to explore and experience diverse contemporary art styles and approaches from Australia, Asia and the Pacific. It features free activities that are specially designed for children and families. The dynamic program includes hands-on art-making activities and interactive virtual experiences that highlight key themes in the APT9 exhibition, including the preciousness of life and natural resources, the importance of community and storytelling. Kids on Tour is offered as a free program to regional Queensland communities through the Gallery’s Regional Services department.

          Choose your day:
          Saturday 16 February, 2019 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm or
          Saturday 16 March, 2019 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm or
          Saturday 13 April, 2019 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

          The workshops will be held at ‘The Studio’, Wondai Regional Art Gallery,
          On the Roundabout in Wondai.

          The workshop is open to all children aged from 5 to 12 years.

          All material and equipment is provided.
          Morning Tea will be provided.
          Parents are encouraged to attend.
          Bookings are preferred.

          To register please call in at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery or phone them with children’s names, ages and a contact number.

          LOCATION:

          Burrows Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          40 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          40 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          40 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          March Opening Night

            “Our Country” – Gallery 1 – Ann Shaw.
            This exhibition reflects Ann’s love of the peace and tranquillity of the bush, the beauty of the coastline and the colourful birds which make our country so unique.

            “Exploring Lights, Textures and Techniques” – Gallery 2 – Carmel Birchley, Maggie Spenceley, Colleen Helmore.
            This exhibition sees three Bundaberg artists coming together to demonstrate how they each focus on different details and methods when translating their chosen subjects into works of art. As artists they instinctively look very closely at the world around them before committing their views to chosen supports.

            “As I See It” – Gallery 3 – Suzi Wells.
            This exhibition is the story of Suzi’s love affair with watercolour and the things I love to paint—animals, flowers, people, mood and movement. Watercolour is the perfect medium to suggest emotions, create atmosphere and suffuse with light.

            LOCATION:

            Burrows Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 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:

              Burrows Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 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:

                Burrows Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 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:

                  Burrows Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 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

                  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:

                    Burrows Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    40 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    40 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    40 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    40 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:

                    80 Haly Street, 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:

                      Burrows Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      40 Haly Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      40 Haly Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      40 Haly Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      40 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:

                      80 Haly Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      LOCATION:

                      Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                      4606, QLD

                      Wondai Hotel

                        The Wondai Hotel, first opened in 1905, is a beautiful icon of Australian history. Still looking like it did when it was built in the heart of Wondai, it is directly opposite the South Burnett “Rail Trail” connecting Wondai to Murgon and Kingaroy. The hotel and grounds are on half an acre, fully fenced with a children’s playground.

                        From here visitors can enjoy the Wineries and other attractions of the South Burnett. Even fishing at the nearby Boondoomba dam. With a family ethic, clean and comfy family rooms and classic doubles (with ensuites) are available for short term stays.

                        Meals available in the Restaurant, the Beer Garden, and counter meals served at the bar. Regular live music and spit roast barbeque events are very popular with travellers and locals. Also catering for Special events and Functions, their friendly staff are ready to serve and help you. EFTPOS facilities are available.

                        LOCATION:

                        Burrows Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        40 Haly Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        40 Haly Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        40 Haly Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        40 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:

                        80 Haly Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        LOCATION:

                        35 Haly Street, Wondai
                        4606, QLD

                        Wondai Accommodation Units and Villas

                        Wondai Hideaway Apartment

                        12 Slater Road, Wondai QLD 4606

                         

                        Wondai Showgrounds

                        Baynes Street, Wondai QLD 4606

                        Ph.0407 169 361

                        www.wondaishow.com.au/camping

                        Warana Hotel Motel

                         

                         

                        Wondai Diggers & Memorial Club

                        The Wondai Hotel

                        Hotel Cecil

                        Wondai Colonial Motel

                        Wondai Bakery

                        Chris & Dan’s Diner

                        Sakina’s Food

                        Warana Hotel/Motel Eatery

                        Dimities Cottage