NANANGO

Nanango is just 20k from Kingaroy on the road to Brisbane and or the Sunshine Coast. This place is the fourth oldest town in Queensland. In the very early days Nanango was a ‘gold discovery’ settlement.

The area around Nanango was first settled by Europeans in 1847 by John Borthwick and William Oliver from Ipswich taking up pastures for sheep farming.

The discovery of gold at the Seven Mile Diggings near Nanango in 1867 precipitated a gold rush, and consequently a local population boom, however the gold deposits were found to be meagre.

The first commercial establishment at the present site of Nanango township was Goode's Inn, founded by prospector Jacob Goode. The inn served travelers journeying from Brisbane and Limestone (now known as Ipswich). The town of Nanango quickly developed around it.

Today Nanango's principal industries are power generation and coal mining, farming in many forms, art and craftwork and tourism.

Nanango is clearly proud of its past heritage and this on display via mural and sculpture works.

The Nanango Museum is  a special and clever surprise. The visitor is impressed.

The War Memorial is located at the town centre.

The Nanango Churches are of the classic, paricularly the Catholic and turn of the century design. the Lutheran being modern

The three Nanango hotels are great/old buildings.

Nanango is a very impressive small town. To get the most of the place the traveler will need an overnighter at a minimum.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course