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Murgon - Cities, Towns and Localities
Once a thriving dairying community with its own cheese factory, the history of the industry can be found in the Queensland Dairy Industry Museum. Today, Murgon and Murgon Shire offers many unique attractions and events throughout the year, whilst also being within an easy drive of the Fraser and Sunshine Coasts, Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Located within the South Burnett region, it is part of a growing wine region, with award-winning wineries, many of which also provide cellar door facilities.

If it is aquatic activities you enjoy, there are also some of the best inland fishing sites, with annual competition that attract competitors every year. You can also enjoy the 2,150 plus ha inland Lake Barambah, created in the early 1980s when the Bjelke-Petersen Dam was built across Barkers Creek to supply water to the upper areas of the South Burnett. Here you can enjoy water-skiing and boating to name a few water activities. There are two lakes, the other being Lake Boondooma, west of Proston.

Check out our listing of Murgon 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 - QueenslandSouth Burnett Visitor Information Centre - Murgon
Lamb Street
Ph: 07 4168 3864

Murgon Attractions

Bjelke-Petersen Dam
• The waterway is Lake Barambah, with the dam known as Bjelke-Petersen Dam. The dam supplies water for the local rural industries that include produce as diverse as cotton, wine and emu farming. It is also a popular recreational location for water sports, BBQs, picnicking and fishing (fishing licence required). There are walking tracks, camping grounds, toilets and some disabled facilities. The dam is located just 12 km from the Murgon town centre.
• The Aboriginal community of Cherbourg welcome visitors to their Botanic Gardens that also provide fantastic view across to Bjelke-Petersen Dam. Cherbourg also has an emu farm and at the right time of the year, you may get the chance to watch the local artisans carve emu eggs. Tours ara available on Fridays and Saturdays. The information centre at Bert Button Snr Lookout offer carved eggs, paintings, didgeridoos and other Aboriginal artefacts for sale.
Queensland Dairy Industry Museum
• Gesslers Rd (off the Murgon Gayndah Rd), MURGON • Ph: 07 4169 9000 • Email
• The museum was moved to its current site in 1986 and is now housed in the former Wales Bank building (c1920). An original Burnett slab construction homestead (c1893) was also relocated to the museum site providing an insight on the difficult surroundings that the early pioneers had to live in.

The history of butter manufacturing in Queensland is recognised, including the change in production of butter to cheese during the Commonwealth War Time Expansion Plan of the 1940s. Also seen is the evolution of labour and time saving inventions in the diary. There are many models of cream separators, both the hand operated and electric separators. Milking machines are also featured.

• Check out our Queensland winery section...

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Murgon Distance

Distance to Murgon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Murgon:
• Brisbane 217
• Bundaberg 227
• Cairns 1,529
• Caboolture 170
• Gympie 91
• Maryborough 227
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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