Nanango Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by balhannah
  • Things to Do
    by balhannah
  • Things to Do
    by balhannah

Nanango Things to Do

  • PEANUTS!!!! PEANUTS!!!

    Peanuts are grown locally around the surrounding areas of Nanango. Located in the Tipperary Flat park as you enter Nanango, is the Peanut Van. Here you can buy fresh local Peanuts cooked in different ways. Try boiled and American-style roasted, to sweet, spicy and regular. Love cashews, you can buy them here and macadamias, peanut brittle, peanut...

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  • PIONEER PARK

    Another park we found was Pioneer Park, situated the other end of the town. This park was once named Nanango Park when it was first developed in 1919. The reserve between the Primary School and the Railway Station was used as a memorial to the soldiers of the First World War. If your travelling with a Dog, this is an off - leash area, handy to...

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  • CHAINSAW SCULPTURES - THE TIMBER GETTER

    This sculpture is situated in the median strip in the middle of Drayton street and on the corner of Henry street, Nanango.As you can imagine, when the first settlers arrived here, what greeted them was a harsh land full of forest. Timber getters were in demand for clearing the land. Licences to cut timber were issued in 1855. Most of the wood was...

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  • CHAINSAW SCULPTURES - THE FARMER

    Also located in Drayton street and on the corner of Alexander lane, is where I found the "FARMER" chainsaw carving.This carving represents an early settler, who was a hardy person who persisted with the hard life on the land in those early years of Australian history.In 1877, a land agent's register was opened, making way for people to settle in...

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  • CHAINSAW SCULPTURES - THE MINER

    Another brochure I picked up, was on the Chainsaw sculptures.Situated at the corner of Drayton [main street] and Fitzroy streets, is a life size figure of "Seven Mile Pete"Pete, was a Ukrainian immigrant named Peter Rossiter, who spent 30 years prospecting at the Seven Mile Provisional Gold Field. He couldn't live on what he found, so he supported...

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  • NANANGO HERITAGE TRAIL - RINGSFIELD ...

    The Nanango Heritage Trail is another brochure I picked up from the Tourist information centre. This is also a walking tour that takes you around to another 14 sites in Nanango.You get to visit the old cemetery, more than one Church including the large "Our Lady Help of the Christians' Church" and Ringsfield house to name a few.Ringsfield House is...

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  • DO THE HISTORIC WALKING TRAIL

    What I suggest you do, is pick up the FREE HISTORIC WALK BROCHURE from the tourist information centre.The walk begins at the centre and makes the 1st stop at the Nanango Court House.The Court House is quite different to what you see in many country towns of Australia.It was built in 1937 out of timber, has a wide verandah on three sides and a...

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  • THE ENERGY CENTRE

    The South Burnett Energy Centre, is located with-in the Tourist Information centre in Nanango.This was quite an interesting and different display. As I walked in the door, the first item I saw was a bicycle. A young girl came in and hopped on it and straight away began pedalling. The idea is to see just how much energy is needed to generate power...

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  • NANANGO MARKETS

    HELD THE - 1st Saturday of Every MonthThese markets are huge, about the biggest I have ever been to. There are between 300 -420 stall holders selling everything imaginable. Plenty of NEW, plenty of SECONDHAND, Birds, Animals, fresh Honey Fresh Produce, Bric- a- Brac, Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Furniture, Toys, Goldfish, Plants, Seafood, Meat, Office...

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  • NOBBY'S CORNER

    This delightful old building is one I would like to see restored. I hope it happens one day, as this building is a piece of history. It's one of the town's most interesting historic buildings and is a traditional Australian corner store from 1914. Back in 1940, all the shops in Drayton street were destroyed by fire except this one. It was know as...

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  • TIPPERARY FLAT

    Tipperary Flat is a large park area when you come into Nanango via the D'Aguilar Highway from Brisbane.It is worth a stop, for there is good pioneering displays and interpretive signs and walks. One display is of a Bullock Wagon depicting how the logs were taken to the sawmills in the early 1800's. I had a wander around the park, then used the free...

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  • MURAL WALK # 2

    Others I saw on the walk were No 11 which has the Mayor, "Reg McCallum," in the saddle, heading out to help with mustering the Cattle.My last lot of photos are of "From gold to coal."This is a collection of four murals, depicting the history of mining in the area.. It began with hand panning for gold at the Seven mile diggings to the huge drag line...

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Nanango Shopping

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    by balhannah Written May 6, 2014

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    If your a tourist looking for something unique to take home from Australia, then why not head to the Nanango markets at the showgrounds.
    I came across this Aboriginal artwork for sale at one stall. There was much to choose from and the Artist was there and ready to talk to. OK, the painting wasn't framed, that is easy to do at home.
    Buying from a market is much cheaper than buying from an Art Gallery.

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Nanango What to Pack

  • by Ballet_Buff Written Jun 2, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Travel light wherever you go. it won't matter if you don't bring much cause you can buy most things you need in Kingaroy and some in nanago.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are important cause everything is within walking distance.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you forget any of these then you're in luck cause you can buy this stuff there in nanango, even a doctor and a pharmacy. Mossie repelant and coils are essentials in summer.

    Photo Equipment: By all mens bring the camera ( you know you want to! ) but you'll have to go to Kingaroy to develop them if you want them early. Batteries are ok. Them you can buy at the 1 supermarket.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: i would not advise camping as the caravan park is by fast superior to the camping faclities there, besides the fact there is tins of mossies

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Nanango Off The Beaten Path

  • GATEWAY TO THE BUNYA MOUNTAINS

    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...

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  • COOMBA FALLS

    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...

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  • WONDAI

    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...

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