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.