"NANANGO" Nanango by balhannah

Nanango Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 84 photos


Nanango is situated 175kms North West of Brisbane and is a good spot to base yourself for trips to the Bunya Mountains and the surrounding South
Burnett area.

Nanango is a large country town with plenty of Motels and Caravan Parks for accommodation.

It has Chainsaw carvings, Murals, a big Indoor Swimming Pool, quite a few sports centres, Museums, Live entertainment centres, RSL Club, Potteries, Craft outlets, Go-Kart track, Horse Racing Track, Historic Home, and a Historic Cemetery.

The area around Nanango was settled in 1847.

Gold was discovered in the early 1800's and this resulted in a population boom.
After World War 1, it leveled off, then a 'boom' happened again in the 1970's, with the arrival of the Tarong Power Station.
The main industries in the area are Power production, Coal mining, Agriculture, Beef and Pork production, Dairying and Milk production, Timber growing and milling, small crops, natural Medicine, Art, Craftwork and Tourism.

We are on the home straight now, just making one more stop, and that is at CALBOOLTURE.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice country town with quite a few events on during the year
  • In a nutshell:Good base for the Bunya Mountains
  • Last visit to Nanango: Dec 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    My kind of place Dee! Love the wood carvings, historical buildings, and beautiful murals. Awesome page!

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Hi Dee. Looks like a nice place. The waterfall looks dangerous, but interesting.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    I'm going to have to check the map out for some of these places! I feel enlightened, thanks for sharing.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    I've never seen a kiosk that sells peanuts before! Camping trips through outback Australia are just great :)


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