Murgon

Rich farming land around Murgon

Murgon is a town of 2131 people (2006) situated on the Bunya Highway 270 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. It is located in the South Burnett, the southern part of the Burnett River catchment and is on the western boundaries of the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

Local industries include peanut growing, dairy farming, beef and cattle production and wine growing. Attractions in this richly fertile area include wineries, fishing on the nearby Bjelke-Petersen Dam and gem-fossicking.

Murgon is also close to a famous fossil site. The Murgon Fossil Site is the only fossil site with a diverse vertebrate fauna dating to around 55 million years ago, about ten million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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