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Kingaroy - Cities, Towns and Localities

‘Australia’s Peanut Capital’

White settlers first appeared in these parts in 1843, when Henry Stuart Russell selected some land at Burrandowan just west of present day Kingaroy. It wasn’t until 1904 when then government decided to put a rail line through the region that the township started to grow. Danish and German settlers were prominent in these early days and it is believed the town got its name from the local Aboriginal word for ‘red ant’ (Kingaroori).

Peanuts were introduced in 1924 and quickly became a major crop along with other rural industries. Today this mainly rural location has diversified into wine making and olive groves which do extremely well.

Other items of interest are the Peanut Festival held each September (see link below), peanut factory tours, glider flights, wine tasting and many other activities.

Check out our listing of Kingaroy accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Discover the Magic - South Burnett - QueenslandKingaroy Visitor Information Centre
128 Haly Street
KINGAROY QLD
Ph: 07 4162 6272
Email
Web: www.southburnett.com.au

Kingaroy Attractions

The Peanut Van
• Ph: 07 4162 8400 • Email
• Hi! We’re Rob and Chris Patch, the owners of The Peanut Van in Kingaroy. We’ve been peanut farmers all our lives. And we sell the freshest - and the best! - peanuts in Australia. Directly over the Net to you.
Kingaroy Peanut Heritage Museum
• Next to visitor information centre. It carries displays showing the cultural, pastoral and agricultural heritage of the Kingaroy district.
South Burnett Wine
• The South Burnett wine region is Queensland's largest wine region, with wineries that have already won strings of awards at both the state and national shows. The site provides information about all the wineries, cellar doors and vineyards, that also include their opening hours, area under vine, grape varieties grown, types of wines produced, and particular features to look out for.

Information includes up-coming winery events. The site has printable maps of the South Burnett Wine Trail and the two sub-trails that make it up (the northern area around Moffatdale and the southern area around Nanango and Kingaroy).

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Kingaroy Events

• Queensland Events
Kingaroy Peanut Festival
• September
• Go Nuts In Kingaroy!!! Especially when you can bring your family to the friendliest country town in Queensland and enjoy a real old-fashioned Australian knees-up for a half to a third the cost of a weekend on the coast.

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Kingaroy Distance

Distance to Kingaroy
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Kingaroy:
  Km
• Brisbane 224
• Bundaberg 251
• Cairns 1,553
• Fraser Island 272
  Km
• Gympie 137
• Murgon 45
• Nanango 25
• Noosa Heads 200
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Kingaroy Maps
Bing Maps - Kingaroy, QLD
Google Maps - Kingaroy QLD 4610

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