Past and Present Drive

211 KM

Kilkivan | Boondooma

Australia's Country Way

Explore Australia’s history through from Kilkivan to Boondooma. Divulge in the best scenery and food the South Burnett has to offer, and visit local swimming holes such as Lake Boondooma.

Kilkivan to Murgon Via Cherbourg

Kilkivan to Murgon Via Cherbourg 55 KM | 45 Min

Start your day trip in Kilkivan and make a stop at Kinbombi Falls, located just outside of Goomeri. After watching exotic wildlife and magnificent waterfalls, travel south-west to the quaint country town of Goomeri. Explore the antique and collectables shop and enjoy a freshly made meat pie at the famous “Goomeri Bakery”, stock up on handmade sweets to enjoy on your journey.

Head south to Cherbourg, an Aboriginal community waits to tell stories of the past. Visit the Ration Shed Museum and delve into stories of what life was like for the Aboriginal people during the Aboriginal Protection Act in the 20th century and learn about their culture.

Next stop, Murgon and an ideal spot to stop and stretch your legs is at the Bjelke-Petersen Dam day use area. (Hint, grab an ice-cream at Yallakool Park kiosk on your way past). Explore the wineries through Moffatdale, enjoy a bite to eat and stock up on your favourite South Burnett wine. On to visit the Dairy and Heritage Museum where you can spend time learning about the local dairy industry and wander around the complex immersing yourself in some fascinating exhibitions of days gone by. Their opening hours are  9.30am to 12.30am daily.

Murgon to Lake Boondooma

Murgon to Lake Boondooma Via Wondai 131 KM | 2 hours

After driving west for another half hour, you will reach Wondai, which is a popular stop over for many travellers with its quaint village green and welcoming community. Throw a line in at Lake Boondooma as the sun starts to lower over the horizon, and if you’re in luck, you will be having fish for dinner when you round the trip out (Hint, if fishing is not for you enquire about the Lake Boondooma Caravan and Recreation Parks wood-fired pizza menu).