Murgon is a diverse farming area that, among a range of crops, boasts the largest vineyard in the State. There are six vineyards and cellar doors within a 15 kilometre radius of the town.
Murgon has a strong beef and dairy industry. The Dairy Museum (the only one of its kind in Queensland)gives you an insight of life in early pioneering days.
Boat Mountain has one of the best panoramic views in the south east of Queensland and a scenic drive will get you to the best vantage points. There are walking tracks in the area, which are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings that provide the bird watcher and naturalist with an opportunity to view the native flora and fauna in a virtually undisturbed habitat.
Nearby gem fields give fossickers the opportunity to discover a variety of Queensland’s semi-precious stones, such as agate, amethyst and quartz crystal.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam, which is the life blood of the local cotton and wine industries, is just 12 kilometres from Murgon’s busy shopping centre. Nestled on its foreshores, Yallakool Tourist Park offers the visitor boat ramps, covered picnic areas, barbecues, caravan and camping sites and cabin accommodation to suit all budgets. Boat hire is also available. The abundance of fish provided by the State Fish Stocking Program, makes the Bjelke-Petersen Dam a fisherman’s paradise. The large expanse of water also lends itself to a large range of water-sports including boating and water-skiing.
Visit some of Murgon’s unique cellar doors, not only will you tantalise your taste buds, you will drive through Murgon’s rich farmland, with vineyards, olive groves and lucerne paddocks, the blue water of the Bjelke Petersen Dam as a back drop. Come for the weekend and stay at one of the well-appointed B&Bs attached to some of the vineyards.
Activites and Experiences at Murgon
- Camping Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- Fishing – Estuary Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- Fossicking Gems.
- Industrial Beef industry.
- Sports Participate
- Sports Viewing
- Water-based Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- Wine Tasting Wineries throughout the area.
- Accommodation Bed and Breakfast, Motel, Caravan and Camping.
- Automatic Teller Machine
- Banking Facilities
- Boat Ramp Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- Bottled Gas
- Licensed Club
- Service Club
- Coach Stop
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Public Bar
- Mechanical Services
- Medical Facilities
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Sporting Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Takeaway Food
- Tennis Court
- Visitor Centres
- Places of Worship
- Caravan and Camping
- Fishing Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- Historic/Heritage Dairy Museum.
- Water based Bjelke Petersen Dam.
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
- South Burnett
Nearest Airport: Maryborough