Visitor Information Centres
The Centres are located throughout the South Burnett in key locations within towns so as to ensure that visitors are able to access the unique experiences each area has to offer.
The Visitor Information Centres stock a large and diverse range of local produce, souvenirs, art and craft as well as providing audiovisual displays, internet access and meeting facilities, all designed to assist visitors and locals make the most of their time in the South Burnett.
The Centres provide a wide range of free services for visitors. These include current tourism information on the region such as directional town and regional maps, information relating to attractions, accommodation, self-drive itineraries, events and local information.
Council operates the centres, assisted by enthusiastic local volunteers. These wonderful people are proud of our region and have in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the South Burnett's many attractions. They welcome the opportunity to introduce visitors to all the things to see and do that make the South Burnett such a great place to visit and live.
Volunteers are always welcome. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Centres and sharing their local knowledge with visitors on a voluntary basis should contact the Centres by phoning the numbers listed below, or call in and speak to the friendly Team Leaders.
Les Muller Park, D'Aguilar Highway
Phone: (07) 4189 9236
Housed in an authentic timber slab hut, this accredited visitor information centre offers a one-stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Blackbutt Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on things to see and do and where to eat. Permission Forms and keys for the Rail Trail are available at the Centre. Call in and meet our friendly volunteers.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Weekends 9am to 1pm with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and ANZAC morning when the Centre is closed.
128 Haly Street
Phone: (07) 4189 9172
Located within the Kingaroy Information Art and Heritage Precinct in Haly Street opposite the peanut silos, the Centre is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm weekdays, 9.00am to 1.00pm weekends and Public Holidays, with the exception of: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day when the Centre is closed.
The Centre boasts an extensive range of locally produced products such as jams, chutneys, gourmet biscuits, peanuts and oils to name a few.
Phone: (07) 4189 9387
The Centre is a community hub for the town and surrounding district, providing local information about attractions and accommodation facilities. The Centre offers a retail outlet for indigenous art, local crafts and general souvenirs so call in and chat to a 'local'.
Opening 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday; 9.00am to 1.00pm weekends and public holidays; closed New Years Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas and Boxing Days.
South Burnett Energy Centre, Henry Street
Phone: (07) 4189 9446
The VIC exists to help both visitors and locals alike discover all the wonderful things we have to see and do in the region providing maps and brochures as well as fossicking licences, recreational permits and tennis court hire. The Centre gift shop offers the visitor a range of local publications, and souvenir / gift lines. There is also Sports Wall of Fame in the courtyard.
The South Burnett Energy Centre reflects the past, the people and the energy technology that developed the region and continues to mould our future. The visually exciting displays are located in a building formerly owned by Tarong Coal and incorporate a number of time lines and interactive displays as well as the original engines that supplied energy to Nanango for the first time in 1933.
Opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm on weekdays, 9.00am to 1.00pm Weekends and Public Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day when the Centre will be closed. Entry is free.
80 Haly Street, Wondai 4606
Phone: (07) 4189 9251
The Wondai Visitor Information Centre forms a part of the South Burnett Region Timber Industry Museum Complex. Listed as one of the top 10 things to see and do on Australia's Country Way (Tamworth to Rockhampton), this multi-award winning attraction preserves and celebrates the history of the timber industry which underpinned the early settlement of the region and has continued to play an important part in its development.
Outside, the life-sized sculptures of a bullocky and bullocks, along with the stainless steel silhouette of a timber cutter and a large Blue Gum log certainly catch the attention of passers by. Inside is a magnificent Wagon Camp Diorama, photo and timber displays, with a variety of locally produced woodcraft for sale.
The VIC / Timber Museum is open 9.00am to 4.00pm on weekdays, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on weekends except New Years Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas and Boxing Days. Most days, woodworkers can be seen demonstrating their craft in the on-site Workshop. Entry to the complex is free.