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    GATEWAY TO THE BUNYA MOUNTAINS

    by balhannah Updated May 3, 2014
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    We made Nanango our base to go and see the Bunya Mountains.
    We found the signpost to Maidenwell and were on our way by car, making our first stop at Maidenwell, known as the "Gateway to the Bunya Mountains."
    It is just a small village, be careful not to blink and miss it! We bought a coffee from the Trading Post and noticed the Pub was open for lunches.

    Maidenwell is mostly known for the Astronomical Observatory - Queensland's largest self-funded observatory with tours available daily.

    SPRING - SUMMER - (1st Oct to 28th Feb)
    Evening-shows at 7.30pm and last 90 minutes.

    AUTUMN - SPRING (1st Mar - 30th Sep)
    Evening-shows begin at 7pm and last 90 minutes.

    Day Shows when booked begin at 2pm

    Night Shows Per Person
    Adults - $30
    Pensioners - $25
    Students Years 2 to 12 - $15
    Check out their website http://www.starsabove.com.au/

    Make sure your car is full of fuel, as the next available fuel stop is not until you descend into Kumbia and Kingaroy on the other side of the Bunya mountains.

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    COOMBA FALLS

    by balhannah Written May 2, 2014
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    If its a hot day at Nanango, then head to Maidenwell and the Coomba Falls by following the "Nanango-Tarong" road. These falls are located 30kms from Nanango . Look for the brown tourist signpost to the left, opposite the pub. The road to the falls isn't suitable for caravans, only cars as it is quite steep.
    At the bottom, is a parking area, and from here, new steel walkways which include quite a few steps lead down to the falls.
    Grass trees {Blackboys} were growing exceptionly well on either side of the pathway.

    It really is a little piece of paradise hidden away. The Coomba falls weren't running much over the granite cliff, that didn't matter, as on a hot day, you come for a swim in the very cold deep natural
    swimming hole. It is worth noting the water is icy most of the year, so this is the ideal site to cool down on a hot day. There are seats, green grass and bbqs to make this a day trip.

    WARNING - MANY STEPS!

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    WONDAI

    by balhannah Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Wondai is a country town we visited on our round tour from Nanango. A must visit here is the INFORMATION CENTRE. Inside, is an excellent display of different Australian Woods and also of Wood harvesting in the Pioneer days. There are nice wood turned products for sale, and you can watch the wood turner working for FREE. It is located in the main street of Wondai.

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    KINBOMBI FALLS

    by balhannah Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Kinbombi Falls are located just outside the town of Goomeri. From Nanango, we did a day trip as far as these falls, then came back a different way, making it a complete circle route. The Falls didn't have any water going over them when we visited but that really didn't matter, as the area has some good bush walking, with concrete steps to the bottom of the Gorge. Rock Wallabies can be seen at dusk on the cliffs.
    Free camping is available here. There are Toilets and picnic tables and rubbish bin.

    The Falls are located close to Goomeri on the Goomeri to Kilkivan road.

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    DUBOISIA

    by balhannah Written Apr 13, 2009

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    DUBOISIA is the name of a medium sized shrub that is cultivated on farms in this area. The planting time is Spring and Summer, and this is done by cuttings.
    This plant is used in MEDICINE as a Pre-operative smooth muscle relaxant administered to patients prior to surgery in most countries. It is exported to Germany and India. The German based Pharmaceutical group Boehringer Ingelheim & Australian based Alkaloids Australia have seen export earnings from Duboisai products grow to more than $1million a year.
    This region PRODUCES 95% OF THE WORLD'S REQUIREMENTS OF DUBOISIA WITH THE HIGHEST DRUG CONTENT. At least three quarters of the patients in the world who enter Hospital Surgical Theatre carry with them a small amount of Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia.

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    PEANUT CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA - KINGAROY

    by balhannah Written Apr 13, 2009

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    Peanut Thresher in action

    A short drive from Nanango is Kingaroy, known as the Peanut Capital of Australia. There is another Peanut Van located here that sells the local produce. Located in the town is the large PCA (PEANUT COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA) Factory. As you drive around the area, depending on the season, you can see the Peanuts being grown in the fields. Every year in August a Peanut Festival is held.

    Information on the fun that can be had at this festival is available at www.kingaroypeanutfestival.com.au

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