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.

The Indigenous Australian settlement of Cherbourg is just south of Murgon.

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.

The Murgon Dairy Museum is a first class heritage centre that opens daily.

The churches in Murgon are spread all over the place. The Catholic and United are modern. The Anglican and the Lutheran traditional 100 year wooden buildings.

There are two 100 year plus classic Queensland pubs.

Given the offering to the visitor an overnight will be necessary to get the most out of this region.

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