For a small country town, with a population of 3,500, there is a lot going on in Nanango. Nanango is Queensland’s 4th oldest town and is located in the South Burnett region, around 2.4 hours drive northwest of Brisbane and 1.5 hours drive north of Tooowoomba.
Surrounded by vineyards, farmland and forests, Nanango is a beautiful rural destination. Nanango Heritage Soundtrail is a self-guided free audio tour around the town’s historic town centre. Hear the community member’s story on your own phone or assisted device. Their 93-year old former mayor, Reg McCallum is also featuring in the audio. The narrators guide you through the historic town, highlighting special landmarks and sharing memories along the way.
Another gem is the Ringsfield House, a local museum, coffee shop and event venue rolled into one. Established in 1908, it is a charming homestead adorned with wide verandahs, bay windows and spacious rooms. The House also has a secret passage way through the cupboard.
Held every first Saturday (6am to 12noon) of the month, the Nanango Country Market is one of the largest regional markets in southern Queensland. Set on 35 acres and averaging 380 stalls per month, one can easily spend hours browsing through handicrafts, produce, plants, hardware, clothing and knick-knacks. For serious shoppers, a canteen and coffee shop operate to ensure you have the fuel you need!
Over 10km from Nanango, Seven Mile Diggings is a gold mining area. At its peak between 1864 to 1990, its population was around 300. Fossickers can still find alluvial gold at the Diggings today. The weekly 5km parkrun on the Ros Gregor Trail is another activity to enjoy. The event is open to people of all abilities and is on a tarmac path. To participate, register online. For more information on Nanango and other things to do in the South Burnett, visit www.discoversouthburnett.com.au
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