Amid tranquil bushland and diverse farmlands, the historic town of Murgon, settled in 1846, offers a relaxed pace and offers the perfect base to discover the Barambah Wine Trail. The trail takes in the nearby winery area of Moffatdale where you’ll find the largest vineyard in Queensland and five vineyards and cellar doors within a 15 kilometre radius of Murgon.
Winery restaurants on the trail offer everything from light lunches to sumptuous banquets (try Moffatdale Ridge’s renowned Tuscan Feast on the last Sunday of the month), all matched to their quality wines. If you want to linger longer to enjoy more of the fresh air and country hospitality, you’ll find a number of modern Bed and Breakfasts and farm stays.
Drop into Murgon Information Centre for maps of the wine trail and a local heritage-listed fossil site as well as advice on local nature trails and the Tableland Scenic Drive. For an unsurpassed view across the South Burnett countryside head up to Boat Mountain, a flat-topped ridge shaped like an upturned boat, which rises to 589 metres. Walking tracks allow birdwatchers and naturalists to see native flora and fauna in a virtually undisturbed habitat.