Kingaroy is a sizeable country town situated on the D’Aguilar Highway in South East Queensland. Known as the “Peanut Capital of Australia”, Kingaroy is the commercial centre of the South Burnett Shire and indulges in diverse agricultures including olives, cheese and wine, as well as the well-known peanuts. Kingaroy offers a modern country lifestyle in picturesque surroundings, ideal for the social couple or community-oriented family.
The Kingaroy Hospital is a 41 bed facility providing accident and emergency, general wards, maternity, surgery, outpatient and pathology services.
Specialist services comprise of a number of visiting services including obstetrician and gynaecology, diabetic services, radiology, neurology, cardiology, specialist mental health and hearing services as well as clinics such as a pace-maker and specialist surgical outpatients clinics.
Other clinics available include gynaecology, paediatrics, diabetics, well baby, mental health and immunisation clinics.
Allied health services include dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and occupational therapy.
Outreach services are provided for child health, general community health, community mental health, social work and Aboriginal health services.
HACC provides home and community care programs and aged care services are provided by the hospital in the Far Home Nursing Care unit.
Statistically, Kingaroy is very much an average Australian town. While on the surface Kingaroy looks like the typical country town, underneath hides an eccentric and imaginative social scene. For example, the Kingaroy Peanut Festival is a biennial event that is as quirky as it sounds. The festival is held over a weekend in September and features competitions, peanut tossing, ping pong ball drop, a street parade, food and market stalls, helicopter joy rides, amusement rides and live entertainment.
Get a bird’s eye view of the town by checking out one of the town’s two lookouts. Both the Mount Wooroolin and Apex Park lookouts provide breathtaking
panoramic views of the area.