Guide to the school holidays

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: Chase, Ryder, Autumn, Aria, Thomas, Clare, and Chase enjoying the Nanango Butter Factory Park. Picture: Neesha Sinnya.

Road trips are about discovery and freedom. Take the road less travelled and you’ll find an unexpected gem, something that sparks your interest or leads you into an adventure. And if it doesn’t add to the travel budget, all the better.

Here are a few discovery activities you can do for free (or very little) in the South Burnett:

1. Take a walk through the rainforest at the Bunya Mountains. Walking tracks range from 500 metres to 10km.

2. Take a short drive through Murgon to Boat Mountain Conservation Park. From a distance, the mountain resembles an upside down boat.

3. BYO bicycle and get out into nature on one of many of the region’s rail trails.

4. Cyclists looking for more challenging rides should head to the 426-hectare Wondai Trails at McEuen State Forest where the local mountain bike club has developed a number of trails of different lengths and difficulties.

5. Discover the stories behind local tennis legend Roy Emerson at the Roy Emerson Museum. 6. Track the history of energy from early generators to modern power stations at Nanango’s South Burnett Energy Centre.

7. Learn about the Lynch sisters who were well-regarded woodcutters in the early 1900s at the South Burnett Timber Museum at Wondai.

8. Explore the many playgrounds of the region from the Nanango Butter Factory Park to Kingaroy Memorial Park – the options are endless.

For further information regarding school holidays, discovery ideas contact the Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre on 4189 9172 or email