Mary Valley Villages
come out to play
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 on the Events & Festivals Page.
Accommodation is scattered throughout the Valley and you can be assured that a genuine country welcome awaits you when you arrive.
Enjoy exploring the Mary Valley – Queensland’s Nature Playground.
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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! Locals and visitors also gather at the winery on Saturday afternoons for wine, cheese, delectable cakes and desserts. Local musicians entertain visitors and friends for a fabulous country community experience.
The Mary Valley Rattler calls into Dagun Station on Sundays where you too can enjoy the Moffatdale Ridge wine and Kenilworth Dairies cheese tasting. There is always amazing live music on Sunday afternoons making Dagun a ‘must-do’ experience.
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 also 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 around the township provides 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. See the Walking Tracks page for more details.
Kandanga is the original RV Central 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. The Kandanga Visitor Information Centre can help visitors with enquiries.
Imbil is one of the largest towns 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 ajoins the town 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 a main business centre, the town has all the amenities to serve 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, walk or ride 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. Read more information about this town on the Rail Trail signage.
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 famous ‘Loo With A View’. Well known for its annual food and wine events and famous donuts, 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 yea, this is a beautiful and relaxed country town with shops, cafes and more, perfect for your weekend trip.
A short drive from Maleny or Kenilworth, Conondale sits in a valley at the headwaters of the Mary River. You can take scenic drives through traditional dairy pastures or visit a number of famous beauty spots, creeks and picnic areas including the cool tranquillity of Little Yabba Creek Rest Area on Kenilworth side. 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. Check the ‘Stay’ page for accommodation options and the Walking Trails page for a wide variety of walks in National Parks or Forests. This is nature at its best when you come out to play in Mary Valley Country.