Kingaroy, QLD 4610

3.1(8 reviews)

Ranked 24th best suburb by locals in Wide Bay-Burnett Region, QLD

Great for

  • Parking
  • Lack of traffic
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Peace and quiet

Not great for

  • Public transport
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping options

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Kingaroy, QLD

naomig8
naomig8
14th December 2021

"Too far from the coast for most folk"

There's a lot of social Cliques in Kingaroy, who forget to include newcomers in their long established fold.
Yes, the hospital has recently had a rebuild, and the town center has recently had a face lift, but it's still a 4 week wait to see a GP, that's if you can find a medical centre that's even taking new patients (most will not). There's no way you'd give birth in this town, all the local Docs wives go to the Sunshine coast or Toowoomba to have their babies. What does that tell you? There's also a very active medic helicopter which flys people out to the city hospitals every night, dont rent near the back of the hospital! When the Bega factory are roasting peanuts the whole town smells like rotten molasses, when the Swickers meat abattoir are processing dead pigs, the entire town smells like death & congealed blood, when the live transport pig trucks drive through the main st (yes, that's right, the Main St), the whole town smells like pig poo. If you have high level medical needs or children who need to see a pediatrician regularly this is not the town for you.

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syoncav
syoncav
27th May 2021

"If you like the smell from Swickers I suppose its ok."

I knew about Kingaroy and peanuts. But never knew about the pig abbatiors until after I moved here. Some nights the stench of whatever they are cooking up over there goes through your whole house. It is just vile.

The roads and gutters throughout the town are in a very poor state.

Money gets wasted on silly things, like the sign at the entrance to town. Now its some big peanut in a park.

The rates are dreadfully expensive. You cant drink the tap water, because it tastes like arse. You have to have a tank or buy bottled water to drink. And the water is hard, sometimes you come out the shower feeling dirtier than when you went in.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"Moving here was the worst decision"

Live and work here and cant 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.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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kimberlyg2
kimberlyg2

how is it hard to get dentists hospitals and schools are there not many?

spiceage
spiceage

It all comes down to personal experience and circumstances. What Jillj2 has written there may be relevant to her but it certainly wouldn't apply to the population there as a whole.

spiceage
spiceage

Kimberlyg2, there are 2 state primary schools and 1 state high school which is known as a School of Excellence for its music program. There is a Catholic school that ranges from P-12 and a Lutheran school that ranges from K-9 (with view to progressing 10 and beyond in future). Enrolling into a school is easy - there is no shortage of places. There are many options for dentists in town. The local general hospital is brand new after some recent funding showcasing state of the art wards, birth suite and emergency department. What jillj2 has written above is certainly not representative of the general population and personal circumstance would certainly come into it. I have lived here for the last 15 years and feel it's a fantastic place to raise children. Real estate is affordable (getting expensive now - like everywhere) and the rural backdrop makes for an aesthetical pleasing environment. The town centre is currently undergoing a Town Revitalisation Project, beautifying streets, shop fronts and planting many trees. Kingaroy is only 1 hour 45 minutes from Toowoomba and around 2 hours 45 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Sporting facilities are very good and the extensive Kingaroy rail trail is excellent way to see the countryside by bike/walk.

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"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

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"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.

Great for

  • Quiet streets

Not great for

  • Not much for youth to do

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Kingaroy

"Quiet, no hustle and bustle"

Great for

  • Quiet streets

Not great for

  • Not much for youth to do

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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