Great ways to discover
more about the South Burnett!
South Burnett Online
The South Burnett's daily
newspaper is the single most comprehensive site about the South Burnett. In
addition to daily news every Monday to Friday it also has a live daily regional
events calendar, regional online business directory, daily job vacancies, and much,
much more. If you're looking for anything in the South Burnett, this is the place to start!
The South Burnett's regional
tourism web site opened in August 2002. This site is an extension of South
Burnett Online (above) and in addition to a comprehensive and up-to-date
tourist database, offers a wealth of information about all the principal
towns of the South Burnett and any major Festivals or similar events being
held in the region. If you're planning a visit, this should be your
first online stop.
Nearly all the South Burnett's councils also have their own web sites, and
they provide information about tourism and business opportunities in the
region, as well as current news:
Department of Primary Industries
The Queensland DPI maintain
an office in Kingaroy and provide expert research and development expertise
to South Burnett agriculturalists. The DPI's web site contains a wealth of
up-to-date information about crops, soils, climate and current research of
interest to all Queensland primary producers.
and Food In The Park Festival
The Wine and Food In The
Park Festival has been held annually in Kingaroy every March since 1997.
This Festival has become the principal showcase for the region's wine and
food producers and drew more than 5,500 people in 2002. The Festival's web
site provides background information on the Festival and (from December each
year) updates about the coming Festival programme.
The Peanut Van have been
established in Kingaroy since 1969, and are the largest suppliers of Jumbo
grade peanuts in the country. They also manufacture a range of flavoured
peanuts and have built a global mail order business supplying their unique
peanut products world-wide. Their web site provides lots of information about
peanuts, a slew of wonderful recipes and offers convenient SSL online ordering
Company of Australia
The South Burnett is the
home of Australia's peanut industry, and PCA are the industry's peak processors
and central marketing body. Their web site provides some background on this
important agricultural industry, fun peanut recipes and useful background
information about both the company and the industry.
A number of the South Burnett's wineries now have web sites. Many also have
cafes, restaurants and B&B accommodation on their grounds as well. And
you can find out everything you'd like to know about the South Burnett's
wineries and cellar doors on the South Burnett Wine Industry Association's
Packers Co-Operative (Gaypak)
Gayndah in the Central Burnett
shares borders with Wondai, Murgon and Kilkivan Shires in the South Burnett
and is Australia's largest manadrin grower. Their web site provides a wealth
of information about this important Australian agricultural industry, along
with a number of delicious mandarin recipes.
Above: The South Burnett
is located a little more
than 2 hours drive north
west of Brisbane. It's one
of the major food supply
areas for the city next to
the Lockyer Valley and
the Darling Downs.