Wondai is the ideal place from which to explore local art and craft, museums and Lake Boondooma. Between the towns of Murgon and Kingaroy, Wondai features cattle and grain growing country as well as grasslands interspersed with eucalypt forests. There you’ll find art and heritage lining the streets, historic buildings and attractive landscaped parks and gardens.
Don’t miss the multi award-winning South Burnett Timber Industry Museum which includes a Woodcrafters Workshop where local woodworkers demonstrate their skills. Wondai Regional Art Gallery features a new exhibition the first Friday of each month. Be on the lookout for their Blue Pole Art dotted around the district.
Nearby is the Wondai Heritage Museum where you can see the original operating theatre from the first hospital built in the region in 1915, and an historic bugle played at the Japanese First Army Surrender to the Australians aboard “HMAS Rockhampton” in the Dutch East Indies in 1945. Have a beer and a yarn with the locals at the well-known historic Tingoora Hotel about ten kilometres south of Wondai. It’s also worth stopping at Hivesville Hotel on your way to Lake Boondooma to see the impressive pressed metal ceilings and an extensive woodwork display.