Murgon is a very relaxed, friendly country town that has all the amenities
of a much larger centre.
It has its own hotels, motel, caravan park, restaurants and cafes as well
as a golf club, bowling club and RSL (the later completely refurbished in
late 2001 at a cost of $2.2 million). It also has a supermarket and convenience
stores, many retail and craft outlets, a 24-hour petrol station and many
garages, a heated swimming pool and The Pulse
, a very large conference,
convention and sporting centre.
Murgon's CBD - which has undergone extensive beautification in recent years
- is also the location of the Murgon Visitor Information Centre (the
Centre provides easy off-street parking and amenities for tourists).
The nearby winery areas of Redgate and Moffatdale are home
to a numerous commercial wineries and a number of modern B&Bs and farmstays.
The area around Murgon is largely rolling grassland grazing country interspersed
with small stands of eucalypt forests. The terrain is slightly hilly and
this affords good views from nearby Jack Smith Environmental Park
and Boat Mountain Conservation Park, both a short drive from the town
Major annual events include the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum Australia Day
celebrations (held each January); the Murgon Show (held in March each year),
Vine Dining (held every August), the Bjelke-Petersen Dam Family Fishing Classic
(held each October), the Murgon Rotary Music Muster and Murgon Art Show
(also held each October) and the Christmas Carnival (each December).