Major Annual Events in Kenilworth

 

Kenilworth Celebrates!
Annual Town Festival with an Arts focus.

 

Over a week of activities all around the Town in early October.

 

See the Kenilworth Arts Council website.


Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest


A celebration of local produce and food products, held on Easter Saturday each year in the Cheese Factory and the Town Park.


See the Cheese, Wine and food Fest website.




Kenilworth Seniors Week


Free workshops and activities for seniors in the Kenilworth District. Held during Seniors Week (August) each year.


See the Kenilworth Seniors website.




Kenilworth Show and Rodeo


Show Jumping • Show Horse Events • Side Shows • Woodchop • Pavilion & Trade Exhibits • BBQ and Food Stalls • Licensed Bar.
Held on the third Saturday in September each Year.


See the Show and Rodeo website.


Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Show


Held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
For more information call 07 5446 0167.


See the Quit and Craft Show website.


Kenilworth Campdraft


Held 14/15 May 2016
For more information call 07 5472 3696.





Kenilworth Chook Chase


A non-competitive off-road trail ride through state forest, open to fully licensed riders on registered motorcycles only.

For more information see the Chook Chase website or call 07 5446 0131.

 

Places to See and Visitor Attractions in Kenilworth

 

Kenilworth Information Centre and Craft Shop
9 Elizabeth Street, next to car park entrance.
See our website.

Download our Discover Kenilworth leaflet


Kenilworth Historical Museum
Alexandra Street off Phillip Street.
See our website.

A volunteer run museum of Kenilworth and local history and artifacts, including dairying equipment and stationary engines and incorporating the Roxy cinema with audiovisual presentations. Admission is $4 adult and $1 children. Please allow one and a half hours for your visit. Open Sunday only 10am - 2pm (February to November), other times by appointment.


Kenilworth Swimming Pool
Adjacent the the Town Hall on Maleny Road.
See our website.

Open: 2:30pm - 5:00pm weekdays
and 10:00am - 5:00pm weekends

Entry Fees: Adults - $4
Children (15 years & under) - $3
Pensioners - $3
Spectators - $2


Kenilworth Country Foods (Cheese Factory)
Charles Street, opposite the Town Park

Established in 1950 as one of the many rural cheese factories owned by the Kraft Corporation, the Kenilworth Kraft factory manufactured bulk cheese, which was then transported to Kraft’s central factory in Victoria. Following a move to centralization in the late 1980’s Kraft decided to close the Kenilworth factory putting a large number of workers out of a job. Two employees and a local businessman came up with the idea that perhaps some of the workers could buy the factory. The rest is history, the Kraft Kenilworth cheese factory became Kenilworth Country Foods Pty Ltd and reopened for business on the 7th September 1990.


Kenilworth River Park
At the Eastern end of Charles Street.

Large grass area on the banks of the Mary River. Suitable for picnics, fishing etc.


Kenilworth Homestead
On the Eumundi Road just 1 km from Kenilworth

Last century, Kenilworth Homestead was part of a sprawling 10,000 hectare cattle station. Today, the property covers just fifty hectares beside the Mary River, and is available to the public for a range of activities, including horse-riding, swimming, canoeing, gold-panning, wildlife spotting, orienteering and of course camping.


Kenilworth Town Park
Corner of Elizabeth and Charles Streets

Electric barbecue, extensive children's playground, toilets.

 
Visitor Attractions near Kenilworth
 

 

Strangler Cairn by Andy Goldsworthy
A work of art in the State Forest
See the Strangler Cairn video.

Accessible via Booloumba Creek Area 2, about 12 minutes
drive from Kenilworth and a half hour walk to reach the site
between the Agricola Gold Mine and Artist’s Cascades.

See the Conondale Range Great Walk Map.



Borumba Deer Park
9 Yabba Creek Rd, Imbil, beside Yabba Creek.

A working deer farm 2kms below Lake Borumba, 16 km from Kenilworth, this park offers unique family enjoyment and relaxation, modern amenities, an under cover area, BBQ's and friendly hosts.
Phone: 07 5484 5196


Fig Tree Walk at Little Yabba Creek
Maleny Rd about 4 km from Kenilworth.

A short rain forest walk with impressive fig trees.
Open access.


State Forest at Kenilworth
Booloumba Creek Forest Park
On Booloumba Creek
8 km from Kenilworth off the Maleny Rd
See Camping information

There are four camping areas. Tent sites $4.85 per person per night or $19.40 per family. No bookings required and self registration operates. Deposit cash, cheque or credit card no. at the registration hut.


State Forest at Kenilworth
Charlie Moreland Forest Park
On Little Yabba Creek
7 km from Kenilworth off the Maleny Rd

Tent sites $4.85 per person per night or $19.40 per family. No bookings required and self registration operates. Deposit cash, cheque or credit card no. at the registration hut.


Kenilworth Bluff
seen from the air

Take the Imbil Road off Eumundi or Brooloo Roads.


Other Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Towns (links where available)

Brooloo
Buderim
Conondale
Coolum
Cooroy
Eudlo
Eumundi
Flaxton
Gympie
Imbil
Landsborough
Maleny
Mapleton
Maroochydore
Montville
Mooloolaba
Noosa
Nambour
Palmwoods
Pomona
Yandina
Woombye