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Durong South

About 90km north-west of Kingaroy and the same distance north-east of Chinchilla, Durong South is a little town in the middle of what is primarily a cattle grazing region.

The locals are in the process of reclaiming some of their history by restoring as a museum the impressive Boondooma Homestead, which was the domestic and social heart of a huge cattle station, and are calling for donations of period pieces, machinery, furniture and the like to flesh out the project.

Nearby Boondoomba Dam, heavily stocked with native fish, is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and boating. The dam is fed by the Boyne River which, an hour"s drive to the north of Durong, merges with the Auburn and Burnett rivers on the southern fringes of Mundubbera.

The name Mundubbera has two meanings in the local Aboriginal language - "meeting place of the waters" or "footsteps in the trees". With a population of more than 1500, Mundubbera is at the heart of Queensland"s largest citrus fruit-growing region.

Durong South: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Boondooma Homestead

Boondooma Homestead represents a step back to 1847 when the Lawson brothers along with Robert Alexander established the Boondooma Station. The homestead and outbuildings are still in their original location and onsite caretakers are available to provide you with a guided tour if required. Stay for a day or camp for a while in our beautifully kept grounds. The annual "Spirit of the Bush" Balladeers and Heritage Muster takes place at Boondooma Homestead the fourth week in April including an ANZAC day service. All home grown Aussie talent and performers. "Scots in the Bush" is another festival at Boondooma and held on the third weekend in August of each year. Experience the games, Scottish Fair and Haggis for those who appreciate the traditional food. Details of other functions are available on the Website.

8262 Mundubbera-Durong Road,
Proston, QLD, 4613

Located 11.2K from Durong South

Durong South: Events

Burrandowan Picnic Races

You've heard about the great time to be had - so why not join them and treat yourself to a day of true bush racing and country hospitality.

The first race begins at 1pm, you will have already made new friends and set up your position for the day with old ones. They have a full 5 race program with 2 state betting and a full bookies ring. There is no mobile phone reception available and no ATM.

Like any great race day, they have plenty off the track entertainment as well - when you have tired of people watching (keep your eyes peeled for the sporting celebs who come every year), and take a stroll to watch "The Fashion of the Field" competition.

Event Dates
      14th May

Burrandowan Picnic Race Course,
Burra Burri Rd
Chahpingah, QLD, 4610

Located 11.9K from Durong South

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