Wine And Food In The Park Festival
24 May 2017
2017 Major
Festival Sponsors

 
Welcome To
The Great Flat Land...
If you're used to the hills of Brisbane you'll be delighted to hear that central Kingaroy is almost perfectly flat.

Although we have a few very steep hills towards the Booie Range end of town, the entire CBD and all the areas around Memorial Park are on level ground.

This makes walking around Kingaroy extremely easy.

In addition - because Memorial Park is so close to Kingaroy's CBD - there's plenty of parking not far away!

Almost all of Kingaroy's CBD accommodation is also within easy walking distance of Memorial Park.

So if you're staying overnight, this means you don't need to worry about driving!

 
A Word About
Drinking & Driving: NO!
If you're planning on drinking at Wine & Food In The Park you should never drive.

Either come with a group that has a designated driver, catch a cab or make some other arrangements to get transport home.

If you're staying in the area, many of our local accommodation operators are more than happy to help out here - just ask them!

Wine & Food In The Park supports responsible alcohol consumption.

 How Do You Get Here?
It's Easy!
If you live in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Gympie or the North Burnett, the South Burnett Wine and Food In The Park Festival is easy to get to.

The South Burnett is serviced by three highways - the D'Aguilar, Bunya and Burnett - so we're a pleasant 2 to 3 hour drive from just about anywhere in South East Queensland (see map below)


View A Larger Map or Get A Printable Trip Map

If you're visiting from the southern or western part of Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the quickest route is through Ipswich and Esk via the Brisbane Valley Highway. And if you live on the north side of Brisbane or the lower Sunshine Coast, the easiest route is on the D'Aguilar Highway via Caboolture and Kilcoy.

Toowoomba and Darling Downs residents can travel along the New England Highway to Yarraman where it joins the D'Aguilar Highway, then turn left and pass through Nanango; or on the Bunya Highway via Dalby through Bell and Kumbia.

If you visit us from the Gympie region or many parts of Wide Bay, the Burnett Highway via Gympie, Kilkivan and Goomeri will be the easiest route. And if you live in the North Burnett, we're sure you already know the many easy ways to get here anyway!

Note: The map above shows Memorial Park's exact location in Kingaroy. Just click on the blue icon over the park and you can get Google to generate a printable Trip Map showing you how to get to the Wine & Food In The Park Festival that you can put in your car's glovebox. You can also do the same with the close-up view map (below).

 

How To Find Memorial Park
Memorial Park is Kingaroy's largest park. It's located just a few blocks from the CBD off the Bunya Highway - and it's very easy to find.

It doesn't matter whether you travel from the south or the north on any of the highways that pass through Kingaroy.

You'll eventually have to pass by an intersection with traffic lights and a McDonald's Family Restaurant on the corner.

Simply turn off the highway into Haly Street at the traffic lights (as though you were going to drive into McDonald's) and then travel 100 yards past it.

You're there!

PS: There's plenty of free parking around the edges of Memorial Park, but on Festival Day it's usually all filled up by around 12:00 noon. However, adjoining streets also have plenty of parking available if you don't mind walking a block or two.

Buses should go to the front of Kingaroy High School in Markwell Street (one block south of Memorial Park) where there are always ample free bus parking zones.

Taxis
If you need a taxi to get to or from the Festival, call Kingaroy Taxis on 131-008. They maintain a modern fleet of vehicles and can ferry you anywhere you'd like to go.

Taxis are not only a safe and economical form of transport if you plan to drink at the Festival, but they can save you from a lot of trouble too.

Our local police take road safety very seriously and they patrol Memorial Park and local roads intensively before, during and after the Festival to ensure good behaviour.

So please take note of what we say in the sidebar on this page: do not drink and drive.


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