6.9 out of 10

Kingaroy

Ranked 18th best suburb in Wide Bay-Burnett
-26.552597993869 151.833515819905
Great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Dec 03, 2018

"Moving here was the worst decision"

Live and work here and can’t wait to leave. Very toxic town, low socioeconomic and high crime rate only getting worse. Poor medical care and hard to access dental, hospitals and schools are a joke. Town is all about who you know and what you can get otherwise the locals will destroy you. Have no interest in supporting local businesses instead you will be defamed on social media. Not somewhere to raise kids or for the elderly requiring services. Stay clear.
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5
Feb 08, 2018

"Very poor medical services"

Moved to Kingaroy in Dec.2017 (retiree). None of the 4 medical practices in town will see me. “Not taking on new patients” in each case. No options, no consideration of personal circumstances, just ‘go away’! Incredibly bad situation in a town of 9000 people. New residents simply can’t see a doctor!! Got put on so-called waiting lists, but these are just a way of fobbing people off. Haven’t been called back by any of them in 9 weeks now! Have to go to Towoomba (2 hrs. drive, $50in petrol costs) just to get an existing prescription repeat! BE WARNED! If health services are important to you, DON’T come to Kingarpy
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Great Regional Town, has most of want we require."

Australian trained doctors would do VERY well in this great town, we have a few, but not enough.
Pros
  • quiet streets
Cons
  • not much for youth to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, no hustle and bustle"

Pros
  • quiet streets
Cons
  • not much for youth to do
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Peanut Capital of Australia"

They call this place the Peanut Capital and yes it probably still is but over the years Peanuts have been very hard to grow out here due to drought and other conditions not so favorable to growing peanuts. Located some 200 km NW of Brisbane Kingaroy is the largest town in the South Burnett.

Of interest in the area is the Bunya Mountains National Park, nearly always cool even in the hottest of weather. If you're into Parrots this is the place to go. Although if lunching out in the open up here one needs to watch out for the Kookaburras, they have a tendency to steal food right out of your hand and there bills are razor sharp, not very nice when you are trying to have a picnic.

The local farms are a sight to behold in a good year the variety of colours is unreal. There are a number of activities one can take part in around Kingaroy, there's gem fields, water skiing, bird watching, gliding, wine tasting etc.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Peace and quiet - a nice "tree change""

Kingaroy has all you might need for services, and if you want the trip to a larger township, it doesn't take long to get there. Easy access to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, yet right next to the Bunya mountains and rainforest. Good 4-wheel driving and friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees