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Discover the Villages
The Mary Valley is made up of many villages and communities starting at Dagun in the North to Conondale in the South.
The area welcomes the many festivals and events that have made the Mary Valley their home including international equestrian, national music, regional arts and community events. See a full calendar HERE.
Accommodation is scattered throughout the Valley and you can be assured that a warm country welcome awaits you when you arrive.
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You can find a beautifully restored train station and great community spirit keeping alive traditions with Dagun’s weekly Dagun Growers Market from 3 pm on a Saturday where you will discover the freshest picked seasonal fruit and vegetables in the region! After the markets, local musicians often gather at the Choo Choo Bar to entertain visitors and friends for a fabulous country community experience.
The Mary Valley Rattler calls into Dagun Station on Sundays where you too can join the Choo Choo Bar and enjoy wine and liqueur tastings and Kenilworth Dairies fine cheese selections.
Amamoor is the home of the Gympie Music Muster every year. With more than 100 artists, performing over 4 days, the Gympie Music Muster is Australia’s original and best camping and music experience. Amamoor is alto the destination of The Mary Valley Rattler several times a week. If horse riding is your thing, Mary Valley Adventure Trails take you through Queensland’s rainforest and farmland. Closer to town there is the Amamoor Equine Centre. The immense Amamoor State Forest abuts the township providing fabulous nature-based experiences including the Amama day-use area, The Platypus Walk, The Rainforest Walk at Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove Camping Area and Amamoor Creek Camping Area.
Kandanga is fast becoming RV Central for the northern end of the Mary Valley. This lovely little township offers a quiet and secluded Kandanga Canoe & Kayak Water Trail, the historical railway bridge, Kandanga RV Park right in the middle of town and sports fields, swimming pool, tennis courts, Kandanga Creek for platypus viewing and more. Kandanga Country Club provides Dining and Club facilities, RV camping and lawn bowls and the Kandanga Hotel is just around the corner. Find some farm to fork delectables at Kandanga Farm Store or if you need to stock up before you hit the road again, the Kandanga Snack Bar is in the middle of town.
Imbil is the largest town in the Mary Valley and is the gateway to Borumba Dam. Nestled on the banks of the Yabba Creek it provides visitors with beautiful parklands, a variety of shops and services, stylish eateries, weekly markets and more. Imbil State Forest joins the towns and provides immediate access to forest walks, rides and drives. The Mary Valley Rail Trail links Imbil and Brooloo and is a popular attraction. Imbil is also home to international endurance riding facilities which attract visitors from across the country to enjoy the natural playground of creeks, waterfalls, dam, forest, wildlife and more. As the main business centre, the town has all the amenities to serve its residents and visitors alike. The Imbil Camping Retreat lies on the banks of Yabba Creek right in the middle of town.
Brooloo is perfect for horseback riding or soaking up the quiet country atmosphere of the valley. Visit the designated George Burtenshaw Feature Protection Area Bellbird Habitat to experience the unique melodies of these tiny birds or access the Imbil Forestry for a drive in the cool forest. The Mary Valley Rail Trail links Brooloo and Imbil with a 9km round trip for walkers, cyclists or horse riders. In earlier years Brooloo was the end of the Mary Valley Railway line and boasted a hotel.
Charming Kenilworth has a wide range of engaging activities to keep you entertained when visiting. This historic town is nestled on the banks of the mighty Mary River with parklands providing easy access for swimmers, kayakers and anglers. Extremely popular with RVs and campers, the Kenilworth Showgrounds provides extensive country camping. You can also visit the ‘Loo With A View’. Well known for its annual food and wine events and famous doughnuts, the town also boasts Kenilworth Dairies as a major attraction where you can sample award-winning local cheeses, ice cream and more. Home to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Fest showcases local products each year. A relaxed country town, perfect for your weekend trip.
A short drive from Maleny, Conondale sits in a valley at the headwaters of the Mary River. Scenic drives through traditional diary pastures take in a number of famous beauty spots, creeks and picnic areas including the cool tranquillity of Little Yabba Creek Rest Area near Kenilworth. Walkers can explore the Conondale Great Walk for a range of experiences. The Conondale area is fast becoming a popular caravanning and camping location with many new and boutique camping grounds now open.