The South Burnett is located about two hours drive north-west of Brisbane
and immediately west of the Sunshine Coast. It stretches 120km from Blackbutt
in the south to Kilkivan in the north, and 70km west to Lake Boondooma.
The region has traditionally been the heart of Australia's peanut industry
but since the early 1990s the South Burnett has also quickly become Queensland's
second-largest wine region, home to more than a dozen cellar doors and vineyards.
The links below will provide you with extensive additional information about
the area (all links appear in new windows):
southburnett.com.au was orginally established by all the South Burnett's local governments
in 2000 as our region's official internet portal. Today the southburnett.com.au
network covers a very wide variety of websites and provides information
and services to more than 650,000 visitors per annum. If you want
to investigate some specific aspect of the South Burnett, this is a very
good place to start. southburnett.com.au provides daily regional news, a comprehensive Daily
Events Calendar; the region's Major Annual Events Calendar; current weather forecasts;
links to all South Burnett websites and much more.
The South Burnett began producing wine in the late 1990s and is now the
second-largest wine region in Queensland. It's home to a wide variety of
cellar doors and wineries, nearly all of whom have won numerous medals at
State and National wine shows. South Burnett Wine is a one-stop guide to
all aspects of the region's wine industry and it provides up-to-date profiles
of all the region's wineries along with printable wine trail maps; current
events running at different wineries and regular weekly news about new
developments in the South Burnett wine industry. South Burnett Wine is now
visited by around 30,000 people a year.
SouthBurnett.Biz is the South Burnett's online business directory - and also
its most comprehensive one. We list all businesses and not-for-profit
organisations in the area between Benarkin in the south, Boondooma in the
west and Bell's Bridge in the north (which is the geographic spread of the
South Burnett region of Queensland). We also provide daily business news
and multiple ways to search for any type of business or non-profit group
you're looking for. And every single month more than 21,000 queries are
run through our business database (ie roughly 250,000 per annum).
South Burnett Health is the South Burnett's online medical and health services
directory and is a subset of SouthBurnett.Biz. It lists all medical and health
practitioners and services in the South Burnett; provides links to related
health and well-being websites; provides information about how to complain
if you're unhappy with any medical or health services you receive; and carries
weekly news stories about developments in the South Burnett's health sector.
People or organisations working in the health sector can also register or
update their details online through South Burnett Health and have them instantly
reflected in SouthBurnett.Biz as well.
South Burnett Tourism provides tourist guides for each of the major towns
in the South Burnett, as well as listings of the accommodation and other
tourist facilities available in each one. Unlike regional tourist guides
published by Tourism Queensland (which only list Tourism Queensland members),
South Burnett Tourism lists all tourist facilities. And between May
2009 and April 2010 South Burnett Tourism was visited by more than 60,000
people. So if you're planning to visit the South Burnett, look here for
the most complete information first.
Town & Locality Portals
The South Burnett also has a number of town and locality portals run by
individuals or groups which provide information about specific towns:
The geographic South Burnett region is under the control of four separate
local governments. The area is also covered by a number of semi-government
or government-funded groups: