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Memerambi: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Wooroolin Wetland


The Wooroolin Wetland is located at the township of Wooroolin, 16 kilometres north of Kingaroy along the Bunya Highway. Wooroolin Wetlands was declared a fauna sanctuary in 1973, now classified as a palustrine wetland, a non-tidal, inland, seasonally flooded, vegetated swamp. After successive floods in 2011 and 2013, the wetland burst its banks and Wooroolin was flooded for the first time in recorded history.

A bird hide and two walking trails have been established for naturalists to fully appreciate resident and migratory fauna. However the walking trails are only accessible during dry periods and can be accessed from Wooroolin Sports Ground. Over 25 different birds have been sighted including nankeen kestrels, striated pardalotes and golden-headed cisticola.

Over two kilometres of endangered vegetation has been fenced to help restrict access and protect the local and regional species. Revegetation is taking place in this eucalypt woodland and particular attention is being paid to the endangered Queensland Blue Gum.

Wooroolin State School planted 80 native trees in 2003 and will continue with an annual tree-planting program. Nesting boxes have been provided as alternative habitats for sugar gliders and possums. Interpretive signage has been erected to promote project achievements, local information, wildlife and tracks.




Sportsground Road
Wooroolin, QLD, 4608

Located 4.7K from Memerambi

Mount Wooroolin Lookout


You'll find great views from Mount Wooroolin Lookout, just over four kilometres west of Kingaroy. Established in 1988 as a bicentennial project by Kingaroy Shire Council, the area features a grassed area with picnic tables and wood barbecues.

The elevated viewing platform offers 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding countryside: Coolabunia Hill, the Bunya Mountains, Queensland's second oldest National Park and Tarong Power Station, which generates approximately one fifth of Queensland's power. To the northwest is pretty Gordonbrook Dam, the source of Kingaroy's water supply.

The ramp to the viewing platform is smooth for disabled access, but care needs to be taken, as it's quite steep. The nature reserve is 160 acres of endangered eucalypt woodland and dry vine forest. Bird watchers are often rewarded with sightings of Regent Bower Birds, Black Breasted Button Quail and Eastern Shrike-tit.

Visitors are advised to take care while ascending or descending the narrow sealed road to the top; it's not suitable for cars towing caravans or trailers.




Mount Wooroolin Access Road
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 8.5K from Memerambi

Gordonbrook Dam


Gordonbrook Dam is the sole water supply for Kingaroy and a peaceful spot to unwind. Originally built in 1941 as a water supply for the Royal Australian Air Force Training Base during WWII, the dam wall was raised in 1987 to inundate an area of 229 hectares - the dam we have today.

Take in the beautiful dam views from the viewing platform or a variety of walking tracks along the waters edge. Enjoy a picnic at the tables provided and use the wood fired barbecues.

The dam provides a haven for over 100 different species of birds. Bring your binoculars and camera to record sightings. The area is a significant migratory water bird site with sightings of Jacanas, White Breasted Sea Eagles and Pygmy Geese as well as the more common water birds such as Black Ducks and Egrets.

Camping is not permitted at the dam along with swimming, fishing, sailing and low horse-power boating due to blue/green algae in the water.




Recreation Drive
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 8.8K from Memerambi

Kingaroy Apex Park and Lookout


A peaceful rest stop, Apex Park was the site of the first public hospital in Kingaroy and was developed by the Apex Club in the mid 1960s. The large trees you see today are the original plantings from the hospital grounds. A resident of the area donated the steam engine in the centre of the park.

There is a memorial in the park in recognition of the great contribution of Matron Norma McDiarmid (1915-1944) erected by Kingaroy Past and Present Nurses Association.

A walking track through native bush takes you to the lookout on Coral Street. The viewing platform affords panoramic vistas of Kingaroy and surrounds including the iconic peanut silos, Tarong Power Station and Coolabunia Hill (home to the late Joh and Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen). Towards the south-west, are expansive views of the Bunya Mountains.

There is a large playground and towering shade trees perfect for relaxing under. Bring a picnic and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the peaceful surroundings.

All play equipment is on rubber-based soft fall material designed to reduce impact. There is a wood barbecue under the sheltered picnic area and toilet amenities available.




Fisher Street
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.1K from Memerambi

Kumbia Federation Heritage Centre


In this collection you'll find a treasure trove of historical photographs, local historical records and artefacts relating to the early residents of Kumbia. The collection is thanks to the efforts of the Kumbia and District Historical Society (established 1980) and the Kumbia Hall Committee who joined forces to preserve and present as much local history as possible for the benefit of future generations and those interested in local history.

Of particular note is memorabilia from the early 1900s and a large collection of historic photos of the district, many of which were the work of local freelance photographer Harold Mears. After his death in 1977, the Historical Society was successful in acquiring his entire collection of 13000 negatives. Many are of the local district, people and events. Many of the photos have been printed off and are available for sale as postcards. To carry on from Harold Mears' era the Society has been given a collection of slides of local interest, these are the work of Mr Ernie Garrett and covers the 1950s to the 1970s.




31 Bell Street
Kumbia, QLD, 4610

Located 9.4K from Memerambi

Kingaroy Memorial Park


Kingaroy's beautiful Memorial Park is located near the heart of town and is the major formal park in the Shire. The War Memorial is located in the park and is a band rotunda constructed of eight classical columns, supporting a frieze and a domed roof. The frieze contains the names of the areas where the armed forces fought in World War I. Sir Thomas William Glasgow dedicated the memorial on 29 June 1932. To the west of the rotunda is the Stone of Remembrance honouring those who served from World War I to Vietnam. All ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services are held there.

The park has extensive flower gardens, paved paths, modern play equipment, picnic tables, barbecue facilities (coin operated on William Street side) and amenities which also have disabled access. The park also offers an off leash area for dogs on the Alford Street side. It is also home to the annual Wine and Food in the Park Festival held each March.

The Kingaroy swimming pool is beside Memorial Park on William Street and this adds to making the park a pleasant place to stop and have a quiet break and relax while taking advantage of the facilities.




Haly Street
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.8K from Memerambi

Kingaroy Heritage Museum


Kingaroy's fascinating Heritage Museum is housed in what was the town's power house from 1925 to 1952 - and is now part of the Kingaroy Information, Art and Heritage Precinct.

The history of the local peanut industry is a main focus of the collection , with exhibits of agricultural machinery showing the ingenuity and inventiveness of the local farmers and tradespeople. Machinery for farming peanuts was not available in the early 1920s, so farmers invented their own. The first being a bicycle powered thresher built in 1909, then an American-made wheat thresher was converted by a local farmer to thresh peanuts. In the late 1920s Mr Harry Young designed and built his very own dinosaur - a stationary peanut thresher.

These machines are on display in the museum along with other prototypes of peanut harvesting machinery designed and built by local inventors. Some of their ideas are still in use today.




128 Haly Street
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.9K from Memerambi

Memerambi: Events

Kingaroy and District Vintage Machinery Club Exhibition


Everything trucks, cars, engines, crawlers, bikes, harvesters, steam and more.

Grand parades each day - tractor pulling - corn threshing - balance beam - slow tractor race and much more.


Event Dates
2019
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep


Geoff Ralph Drive,
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.0K from Memerambi

Queensland Winter Craft Festival


A showcase for artisans with high end quality crafts, this event provides an opportunity for sharing your passion onto others, as well an opportunity to be inspired by others. Exhibitions at the Queensland Winter Craft Festival include fibre and textile art, ceramics, quilts, paper-crafts and a whole lot more.

Eight weeks buzzing with activities including specific workshops to skill sharing demonstration. This two month long event is a showcase of interesting and diverse craft for others to enjoy and learn. There will also be mini 'Make and Take' opportunities, and an opportunity to view and purchase completed works of established crafters.

Full detail of the exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops will be posted on the Gallery's website.


Event Dates
2019
      19th Jul
      22nd Jul
      23rd Jul
      24th Jul
      25th Jul
      26th Jul


126 Haly Street
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.9K from Memerambi

Memerambi: Travel Tips

South Burnett Visitor Information Centre, Kingaroy


The South Burnett Visitor Information Centre is situated in the Kingaroy Information Art and Heritage Precinct located on Haly Street in Kingaroy.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the South Burnett Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.

The Art Gallery showcases local professionals and emerging artists as well as hosting travelling exhibitors.

The Heritage Museum depicts the history of the Kingaroy region under the themes of People, Power and Peanuts.

The Interpretive Area is an open park landscape area behind the precinct planted with local crops and vegetation as well as an inviting covered Arena with chairs and tables for coach groups to gather and partake of self catered refreshments.




128 Haly Street
Kingaroy, QLD, 4610

Located 9.9K from Memerambi

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