Murgon was a ‘pleasant surprise’ type of town. Murgon is a small crossroads town that services a rich agricultural region. Murgon is a very pretty town, but also a town where heritage sentiment is important. Murgon services a number of smaller towns in its immediate vicinity, and this gives the place strong sense of commerce.
Murgon is in the region of Queensland known as the South Burnett, the southern part of the Burnett River catchment. Attractions of Murgon include winemaking, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking.
Industries include peanuts, dairy farming, beef and cattle production and wine.
In 1969 a tramway electrical substation located at Logan Road in Brisbane was dismantled and rebuilt in Murgon. This unusual link to Brisbane's tram system is located at the southern end of the town's railway station.
Murgon is also close to a famous fossil site. The Murgon fossil site is the only such site in Australia with a diverse vertebrate fauna dating to the early Eocene epoch, around 55 million years ago, only 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The Murgon War Memorial has strong presence overlooking the main street.
Given the offering to the visitor an overnight will be necessary to get the most out of this region.