Kandanga visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Kandanga is located just off the Mary Valley Highway, 20 minutes south west of Gympie, on the banks of Kandanga Creek. 


The name ‘Kandanga’ is derived from the local Kabi Aboriginal language, meaning a fork or sharp bend of the creek and is one of a chain of towns in the Mary Valley also including Imbil, Amamoor and Dagun.

Known as the RV friendly town, Kandanga is one of a string of small towns or villages running through Sunshine Coast hinterland state forests south of Gympie. Although the hustle and bustle of yesteryear might be gone, the town boasts rich pastures, fertile orchids, and spectacular views of the Mary Valley. As you come into Kandanga from the south, there is a little park that offers a tease of what is to come with an old dray, a relic of its historical past, a picnic area and a great view from the park.  

Go horse-riding or mountain biking through lush forest trails with magnificent views, explore numerous national parks with deep gorges and cascading waterfalls or dive into the crystal clear mountain water and spot local wildlife.

A centrally located river and beautiful scenery makes it the perfect place to set up camp or for those wanting an authentic country experience, farm stays include feeding the animals, picking local produce and relaxing by the fire.

Kandanga is a short distance to many of the major events in the Mary Valley including the International Rally of Queensland, Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Fest and the Gympie Music Muster.