Somerset Valley Region Activities

Town Tour

In exchange for a seat on your bus, Woongooroo Estate can provide a tour guide and delight your group highlighting points of interest and historical knowledge about the town of Kilcoy and its surrounding district.

You’ll hear about:

  • The legend of the Kilcoy Yowie – have we a tale to tell!
  • The district’s first settlers
  • A story of local “massacre”
  • Historical buildings
  • The Eden Principle
  • Equestrian boasts
  • The RSL Leopard Tank – yes, you read correctly, our RSL has its own leopard tank
  • Success in the horticultural world
  • Sunshine Coast’s biggest business
  • The real meaning of “Woongooroo”

How many times do you drive through a country town and comment on how attractive and quaint it looks? Well Kilcoy is a pretty little town – one locals are very proud of.

The tour takes you behind the shop facades into the ‘back’ streets for an experience that will show you what a great little town it is, steeped in colourful history.

Your group can incorporate this town and country tour of Kilcoy on your bus trip to the Estate.

You can have your own morning tea at Yowie Park, and then do the tour before you come to Woongooroo Estate. Or, you can come to the Estate first for morning tea and then do the town and country tour before coming back to the Estate for a delicious lunch and various afternoon activities.

Find out about how buildings of yesteryear, schools, churches, and more have been given a new lease of life in modern Kilcoy.

The Estate can adapt and tailor your trip to include a variety of activities and tours you wish to undertake. Please review the options on this page or contact the Estate and let us know your needs.

Kilcoy Art Gallery

  • View works of local artists from the region

The Kilcoy Art Society Inc. is a group of keen artists who have been in the Kilcoy district and painting for varying numbers of years.

Members and friends partake in numerous community and group activities and workshops where art is involved.

Skills vary with new talent, ideas and techniques constantly being explored.

The Society in at present in the process of re-establishing its Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery into Yowie Park in Hope Street, where it will soon be fully operational and house many exhibits created by its members.

Kilcoy RSL | COST gold coin donation

Touring the Kilcoy RSL Club Room and Museum, for their collection of military memorabilia, is a must to experience.

See the Leopard Tank and experience great hospitality.

Kilcoy Cultural Centre | FREE entry

Formerly the Kilcoy Memorial Hall, the Kilcoy Cultural Centre display the wonderful historical photos and documents in their hall foyer.

On the wall is also a wonderful display of the various timbers that were once logged and milled around the Kilcoy District in years gone by.

Kilcoy’s Hall of History | FREE entry

Located on the west end of Yowie Park, the Kilcoy Hall of History houses early records, publications, artifacts and photos of Kilcoy’s history.

This building used to be the Union Church moved in to Kilcoy from the district of Hazeldean.

They have wonderful historical publications available for purchase.

Other Local Wineries

Experience the delights of country hospitality, award winning wines and a few little surprises along the way on your trip through the Somerset Valleys Wine Region.

Starting just 45km from Brisbane, the Somerset Valleys Wine Region is the place to be if you love wine, a gorgeous drive and a day trip, or weekend to remember.

Whether coming from the coast or Brisbane, you will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet this Wine Valley is so close.

From country characters to fine dining there is something for everyone as you meander over the mountains and through the valleys of this gorgeous area that has managed to maintain a unique rural country feel.

You will always be greeted with a smile wherever you find yourself as we all love to treat our guests with something special like our our wine infused ice-cream which is a must have treat.

In addition to Woongooroo Estate Cellar Door and Cafe, where you’ll be welcomed Phil, Gail & Amanda there are three additional cellar doors to visit on your Somerset Valley Wine Region journey…

After a beautiful drive past Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoe you will find Mount England Estate. Say hi to Craig and Daryl! 🙂

It’s at Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant that you can say hi to Thomas and Kate. Situated in the rolling hills of the Mt Mee area with a beautiful al-a-cart restaurant it overlooks a lake and vines. Stay for a meal, or just a coffee, but don’t miss their hand-made chocolate truffles. A flavour for everyone. You might want to stay the night here in one of their beautiful vineyard cottages to complete your journey.

At Winya Wines you’ll be greeted by Snow & Sue. Located on Sandy Creek Road they’re surrounded not only by the vines, but their paddock of Angus Beef in beautiful condition are a real feature. Grab some of their select cuts to take home with you — goes superbly with their Shiraz!