Duaringa, the welcoming gateway to the Central Queensland Highlands, is the oldest town in the area, dating back to the 1870s.
Things to Experience
Duaringa Historical and Tourism Centre is easily identified from the Capricorn Highway by a huge mural, painted by local artists, depicting
the meeting of the Dawson and Mackenzie Rivers becoming the Fitzroy River.
Inside you’ll find tourist information and historical pieces donated by residents in the area. Local arts, crafts and produce are also for sale.
The centre is open daily from May to September.
Duaringa Historical Trail takes visitors on a walking tour of 20 historical buildings and landmarks. Interpretive signage provides insight and reflection on the town’s rich history. Pocket guides are available from the
Mackenzie Park is home to the unique Budgeroo or Duaringa stringy bark tree. These trees were of great cultural significance to the early Aboriginal community, who used its bark to make rope, baskets and building materials.
The park has a camping area with electric barbecues and hot showers for a donation.
Enjoy delicious home cooking at Afternoon Tea in the Park, held on Sundays from May to September, and hosted by the Duaringa State School.
Point of Interest: Australian Country music performer Melinda Schneider filmed part of her music video Real People in Duaringa.