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Published June 28th 2013
They'll happily to tell you where to go
Nestled in the shadows of the iconic Kingaroy Peanut Silos, you can find the Visitor Information Centre. Open 7 days a week and staffed with some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable locals you could hope to find, the Centre has so much to offer both visitors and residents alike. Despite living in the area for 5 years, I still visit the Centre when in need of some inspirational ideas or if I just want to pick up some locally produced treats to send family and friends from interstate or overseas.
And there is no shortage of wonderful gift ideas for sale. From clothing, including hats and caps, hoodies and jumpers, to t-shirts and even neck ties, all ranging in sizes to fit everyone. Wonderful locally grown and produced delicacies made not only from peanuts, but lavender and macadamia nuts and a range of olive products including cold pressed olive oils. Our famous Possum and Koala Krap (and other animal droppings), which is actually chocolate covered liquorice or nuts. Soaps, bath salts and handmade craft items are all available for sale.
Watch Fun and informative videos in the seating area
There is even an educational area where guests may sit and view videos made on the area and surrounds, including information about PCA (Peanut Company of Australia) and how peanuts get from the ground to your kitchen. You are more than welcome to take a load off and relax at the tables and chairs. Sit and read some of the many brochures provided and even enjoy a complimentary cuppa.
So much to see and do
The Centre is a wealth of information, not only on Kingaroy and the South Burnett but also provides information, brochures and maps for the rest of Queensland, particularly the South East, including the Wide Bay Area, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast and hinterland. Information and Go Via tickets are available for purchase should you be travelling to Brisbane or Gold Coast areas that require the use of toll roads.
Outdoor Seating Area and Garden
In the nicer weather there is an outdoor seating area and small garden, public toilets are on site as well as disabled access to most areas. There is plenty of parking both out the front on Haly Street as well as at the rear. And the Tourist Information Centre provides internal access to both the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery and the Kingaroy Heritage Museum, which are located in adjoining buildings.
Access to Art Gallery and Museum onsite
So whether you are a first time visitor to the Kingaroy area, or like me, and have been living here awhile, there is always something new and interesting to learn and see and do at the Visitor Centre. Get some holiday or day trip ideas. Enjoy a friendly chat. Buy some wonderful locally produced products. Check out the Art Gallery or Museum. Learn all about peanuts and taste the finest flavoured peanuts in the country. All from this one handy location.