Wondai is a small progressive town encounted when traveling between Murgon and the larger Kingaroy. Wondai also services a very rich agricultural region. Peanuts, olives, stone fruit and oranges all feature. Wondai is also the town in Australia that grows and produces the drug Buscopan. Wondai stands for dingo or wild dog. Check out the sculpture on the northern entry. Allow plenty of time when visiting Wondai.

Wondai is a town in the South Burnett Region of Queensland. The town is located to the south of the Bunya Highway. Wondai is named for the local aboriginal word for dingo, or native dog.

Wondai was first settled in the 1850s and closer settlement took place in the early 1900s.

Important industries include beef, dairy, grains and duboisia, used in the production of the antispasmodic drug butylscopolamine. Growing in importance is the wine industry.

Attractions in Wondai include Boondooma Dam, an artificial lake formed by the damming of the Boyne River.

Wondai was also home to the legendary pacer Wondai's Mate

Wondai has two first rate museums. The Heritage and the Woodcarving Museum.

Wondai has two classic 100 year pubs. Both are just magnificent. You will note a touch of 'Etamoga' with the Wondai Hotel And one modern.

The Wondai War Memorial is a modest acknowledgement.

The Wondai Churches a spread around the town. The United and the Lutheran being traditional. The Anglican is also old and the Catholic being traditional also.

Wondai is a great little town, there is much to enjoy and is a must visit.

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