Australia's Country Way


Nanango is the fourth oldest town in Queensland and was the first town to be established in the South Burnett. It is believed that the name of the town was derived from an Aboriginal word ascribed to an Aboriginal elder or referring to a waterhole. An early European settler described the locality as Nooganida Waterhole, later known as Bright’s Waterhole.

The CBD features chainsaw sculptures and murals which reflect the town’s connections with timber-felling, farming and mining.

Nanango has a substantial shopping area with trades and local businesses. RV and caravan parking in Scott’s Car Park in Henry street, next to the Visitor Information Centre. It has a range of sporting facilities, including a golf course and is also home to one of the largest outdoor markets in South East Queensland, held at the Nanango Showgrounds the first Saturday of each month.

A visually exciting experience awaits at the South Burnett Energy Centre which reflects the past, the people and the energy technology that developed the region and continues to mold its future.

Enjoy a stroll along the Ros Gregor nature walk or for a more adventurous experience try the go karts at South Burnett Kart Hire.

No visit is complete without a visit to Ringsfield House which is a living museum that was once a private residence, later used as a maternity hospital and women’s shelter. Take a self-guided tour or enjoy a coffee at Ringsfield Café.

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Visitor Information

Phone: (07) 4163 2848
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Itineraries from Nanango

Australia’s Country Way


From Sydney to Rockhampton

Australia's Country Way guides you to the delights and treasures that pepper the countryside of the Great Dividing Range. From Sydney to Rockhampton.

Become a Local Drive

85 KM

From Blackbutt to Murgon

The Local’s Drive gives you a taste of life in the South Burnett, and a quick guide on to how to plan a longer trip in the region.


134 KM

From Nanango to Maidenwell

Delight your senses with the Grapes and Gourmet Drive. Breathtaking views, delicious local food and wonderful wineries.

Fishing Trail Long Weekend

307 KM

From Yarraman to Boondooma

A fishing adventure through the South Burnett starting in the south of the region and finishing in the north.

Wines, Walks and Heritage Drive

321 KM

From Blackbutt to Nanango

The Wine, Walks and Heritage drive delights the senses and immerses you into a rich country culture of the South Burnett.