Kilkivan visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Kilkivan is the north-eastern entrance to the South Burnett and is home to a host of experiences.


Tempt your tastebuds with local olives and redclaw crayfish. Tantalise your senses with the aroma and healing properties of lavender direct from the farm. Allow yourself to glimpse life as it used to be, by wandering the town's historical museum in the main street.

Queensland's first gold discovery was at Kilkivan in 1852 and subsequent findings escalated into a gold rush in 1868.  Small pockets of gold are still found to this day and visitors can have a go at gold panning. Check out Mudlo Gap Conservation Park, north of Kilkivan especially if you have an interest in bird watching.

Kilkivan is the perfect place for adventure seekers wanting to experience the natural landscape of the region. The region’s beautiful scenery make 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. 

Horse riding
Horse riding

Have a cold drink at the hotel and meet some of the locals. As well as lovely accommodation, the local B&B located right in the main street offers sumptuous meals and the opportunity to take some of the local goodies with you in a gift hamper. You have to go there to appreciate the small country stores and cafes, no big chain store franchises in site!

Annually, the town hosts The Kilkivan Great Horse Ride, an exciting event which has been known to attract over 1000 riders to trek for 30km in countryside along parts of the Bicentennial National Trail as well as a grand parade through the town.