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

        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:

          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:

            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 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:

              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:

              35 Haly 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:

                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:

                35 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                LOCATION:

                40 Haly Street, Wondai
                4606, QLD

                Wondai Country Markets

                  The Wondai Country Markets are getting bigger and better every month. Managed by the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, the markets operate in Coronation Park, MacKenzie Street, in the Wondai Central Business District every fourth Saturday of the month, from 7am til 12pm.

                  The markets include stallholders selling fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, useful knick-knacks, great gifts and goodies, clothing and more. There’s live entertainment with locals firing up the barbecue from 7am to dish out hearty breakfasts to the early bargain hunters.

                  New stallholders are always very welcome. Stall fees range from AUD10 with power, and water available if needed.

                  The new ‘Studio’ is located within the market area at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery. The ‘Studio’ welcomes stallholders with an offer of a table in air-conditioned comfort, for just AUD5. The only stipulation is that the goods must be handmade and/or homemade.

                  Why not come and enjoy a Devonshire Tea provided by the QCWA in the relaxing forecourt of the new ‘Studio’.

                  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:

                  35 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  40 Haly Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  LOCATION:

                  60 MacKenzie Street, Wondai
                  4606, QLD

                  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

                  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