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Murgon

Murgon is a diverse farming area that, among a range of crops, boasts the largest vineyard in the State. There are six vineyards and cellar doors within a 15 kilometre radius of the town. Murgon has a strong beef and dairy industry. The Dairy Museum (the only one of its kind in Queensland) gives you an insight of life in early pioneering days. Boat Mountain has one of the best panoramic views in the south east of Queensland and a scenic drive will get you to the best vantage points. There are walking tracks in the area, which are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings that provide the bird watcher and naturalist with an opportunity to view the native flora and fauna in a virtually undisturbed habitat. Nearby gem fields give fossickers the opportunity to discover a variety of Queensland's semi-precious stones, such as agate, amethyst and quartz crystal. Bjelke-Petersen Dam, which is the life blood of the local cotton and wine industries, is just 12 kilometres from Murgon's busy shopping centre. Nestled on its foreshores, Yallakool Tourist Park offers the visitor boat ramps, covered picnic areas, barbecues, caravan and camping sites and cabin accommodation to suit all budgets. The abundance of fish provided by the State Fish Stocking Program, makes the Bjelke-Petersen Dam a fisherman's paradise. The large expanse of water also lends itself to a large range of water-sports including boating and water-skiing. Visit some of Murgon's unique cellar doors, not only will you tantalise your taste buds, you will drive through Murgon's rich farmland, with vineyards, olive groves and lucerne paddocks, the blue water of the Bjelke Petersen Dam as a back drop. Come for the weekend and stay at one of the well-appointed B&Bs attached to some of the vineyards.

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