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.
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.
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
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.
- Budget Travel
- Museum Visits
PEANUT CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA - KINGAROY
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
- Road Trip