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

    December/January Gallery Exhibtion

      Wondai Regional Art Gallery hosts it’s opening night from 6pm on the first Friday of the month, the cost includes live entertainment and a hot and cold supper.

      For their December/January exhibitions they have June McCotter hosting the whole gallery with “Take Four.” In this exhibition, four very different personalities come together to display this energy, showing how colour, form and medium can be so very different, but always evocative.

      Art comes in many forms. We speak of “the art of….”practically anything! It is diversity that makes life interesting…and fun. Who wants the “humdrum”? All artists strive to make an impact. They want to challenge you, to please you and to make you think. Art is fascinating! The icing on the cake of life. It can make something functional, beautiful, as in a bridge. Art IS a bridge between people, yet can also divide. It can be simple…and wildly complex. Yes, fascinating indeed.

      They hope you find something in the offerings there that grabs you. In the nicest possible way, of course!

      Access to the exhibition is free, from 10am to 4pm daily.

      LOCATION:

      Burrows Street, Wondai
      4606, QLD

      LOCATION:

      40 Haly Street, 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:

        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:

          Burrows Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          LOCATION:

          40 Haly Street, Wondai
          4606, QLD

          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:

            Burrows Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            80 Haly Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
            4606, QLD

            LOCATION:

            40 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:

              80 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              40 Haly Street, Wondai
              4606, QLD

              LOCATION:

              Lot 17 Mackenzie 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:

                80 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                Bunya Highway, 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 in the South Burnett. With free Foxtel and digital television, high speed internet access and a salt water swimming pool.

                  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 will be your clean, comfortable and quiet home away from home.

                  LOCATION:

                  Burrows Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  80 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  Bunya Highway, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  125 Haly 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:

                    80 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    80 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    40 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    Lot 17 Mackenzie Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    Bunya Highway, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    125 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    LOCATION:

                    35 Haly Street, Wondai
                    4606, QLD

                    Wondai Accommodation Units and Villas

                    Wondai Country Running Festival

                    The Wondai Country Festival and Wondai Country Running Festival are an innovative joint partnership combining country hospitality and healthy lifestyle

                    Held on Saturday 23rd June 2018 starting from 7am

                    https://www.facebook.com/WondaiCountryFestival/

                    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