Want to know what to get up to and all the best spots when visiting Chinchilla? Read through our handy articles today for helpful information!

Opera in the Country


Opera in the Country

There’s no event quite like Opera at Jimbour, now one of Queensland’s truly iconic musical performances. Where else can you picnic in a fantastic location with a magnificent sandstone mansion in the background, listening to opera!

To celebrate this fabulous annual event are offering a weekend Opera package that includes accommodation, breakfast, and return transport to Jimbour House on 22 July. Tickets to the Opera are, of course, free.

This year’s Opera at Jimbour is a semi-staged presentation of Franz Lehár’s bubbly operetta The Merry Widow, featuring the irrepressible Emily Burke in the title role as the fabulously wealthy Hannah Glawari, and Australia’s favourite leading man David Hobson as Count Danilo. They will be joined by Hayley Sugars, Virgilio Marino and some of Queensland’s leading opera performers, with the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and Opera Queensland’s Toowoomba Community Chorus. 

The Merry Widow is full of romance and wonderful popular melodies including ‘Vilia’, ‘You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s’, and the haunting ‘Merry Widow Waltz’.

And this year they want everyone all to sing! 

Be there for a pre-show rehearsal, learn the words and music, and join in the ‘Vilia’ chorus.

Pack your picnic basket, warm up your vocal chords and get ready to waltz the afternoon away in the picturesque Darling Downs.

So call Kings Park Accommodation today to book your Opera weekend accommodation on 07 4662 7733 or email us at


Astronomical 2017 Winter Tour - A world first!


Astronomical 2017 Winter Tour - A world first!

Something very special is coming to Chinchilla for the very first time on Thursday 29 June.

The Townsville Astronomy Group and Full Throttle Theatre have teamed up to bring what is believed to be a world-first tour during the 2017 winter.

The new production Astronomical not only delivers belly laughs as it explores the Universe, but the audience participates by looking at the various astronomical wonders through large computer controlled telescopes.

Meet Galileo, Einstein, Neil Armstrong and others as they lead you through the history of Astronomy.

The show is suitable for all ages between 6 and 96 and will start at 6.30pm at Clover Hill Ranch, Chinchilla. 

This event is FREE to Chinchilla local residents courtesy of the Western Downs Regional Council.

Places are limited – to book contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or visit


Lest We Forget


Lest We Forget

“ANZAC” was the name given to a combined force of First Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Army troops who landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula at around dawn on Sunday, the 25th day of April, 1915, barely nine months after the outbreak of World War I.

Galvanised by the example of courage and sacrifice demonstrated on that bloody battlefield, on the 10th day of January 1916 a public meeting of Brisbane citizens voted unanimously to establish the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee to lay the groundwork for a nationwide, solemn day of public remembrance on the first anniversary of the landings.

On every 25th day of April for the past 100 years, “ANZAC Day” has been observed in Australia and New Zealand, becoming an honoured and sacred institution along the way.

The Western Downs will be commemorating Anzac Day with the following services:


Dawn Service 6am

Anzac Memorial Park, Dennis Street

Community Breakfast - 8am

RSL Sub Branch, Ensor Street

Bunya Mountains

Commemoration Service - 8am

Opposite National Park Office, Bunya Avenue


Kapyong Service

Korean War Memorial Service held

before Anzac Day on Monday 24 April - 11am

Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Dawn Service - 5.55am

Fuller Place, Heeney Street

Gunfire Breakfast - To follow Dawn Service

Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Commemoration March - 10.45am

Heeney Street

Commemoration Service - 11am

Fuller Place, Heeney Street


Dawn March - 4.15am

Patrick Street

Dawn Service - 4.28am

Anzac Park, Patrick Street

Commemoration March - 9.30am

Bell Park, Cunningham Street, and Patrick Street

Commemoration Service - 9.45am

Anzac Park, Patrick Street


Commemoration Service - 8.45am

Roy Henderson Park, Warrego Highway


Dawn Service - 6am

Jandowae Memorial Hall,

corner George and Market Streets

Commemoration March - 11.30am

Dalby Street, High Street, and George Street

Commemoration Service - 12pm

Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets

Community Lunch To follow Commemoration Service


Commemoration Service - 8.30am

Cumkillenbar Park, Isabelle Street

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service


Breakfast* - 7am-8am

Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road

Commemoration March - 8.30am

Commemoration Service - 9am

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service


Dawn Service - 5.30am

Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Opening of new exhibition

‘The Light Horse’ - 9.30am

Commemoration March - 10am

Meandarra State School, Sara Street

Commemoration Service - 10.30am

Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Community Lunch* - 12pm

Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street


Dawn Service - 5.45am

Anzac Park, Corbett Drive

Commemoration March - 11am

Murilla Street

Commemoration Service - 11.15am

Anzac Park, Corbett Drive


Dawn Service - 5.30am

Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Community Breakfast - 6.20am

Commemoration March - 10am

Day Street, Fry Street

Commemoration Service - 10.40am

Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Community Lunch* - 12.15pm


Dawn Service - 5.30am

W. O’Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road

Commemoration March - 9.45am

Royd Street

Commemoration Service - 10am

Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road

Community Morning Tea - 11am


Commemoration Service - 9am

Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service

We hope you will find something of interest in the above events and that you will join the community and Kings Park Accommodation in continuing the tradition of honouring ANZAC Day


Bringing Science to the Bush


Bringing Science to the Bush

In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program that connects audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.

The Festival’s regional program is returning to Chinchilla on Saturday, 1 April for a FREE community event.

The World Science Festival Brisbane regional program takes science from the lab to the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to meet with a range of science professionals, including a renowned drone expert and 2015 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, paleontologists, a biomedical illustrator, arachnologist, biomedical researchers and more!Visitors can also enjoy getting their hands on some seriously fun street science and science experiments, virtual reality, science meets art as well as a free exhibition, workshops and displays.

Running from 9am-4pm at the Cultural Centre, bookings are not required.

For more information click here

Kings Park Accommodation proudly supports community events such as the World Science Festival and strongly encourages people at attend this free community event so that we can see the Festival return to our town year after, after year.



#Guests love us


#Guests love us

For most guests, the first time they see a property is online. Those first few seconds—the pictures they see, the first words they read—go a long way to forming their opinions about a place. And few things are more reassuring to guests than approval from their fellow travelers.

One of the reasons travelers trust’s review scores is that previous guests have nothing to gain from talking up a property. Their research shows that 71% of guests who share reviews do so to “give something back” to the property and other travelers. When reviews are good and scores are high, new guests feel much more confident about booking.

Now it is our turn to say thank you! The managers and staff at Kings Park Accommodation were delighted to receive their 2016 Guest Review Award. 9.4/10 is an outstanding result, so thank you to all those who took the time to write a review and give us such a wonderful ranking.