About the Kenilworth Region
Kenilworth is a small town, with a population of about 300, in the beautiful upper Mary Valley Country, behind the Blackall Range, only about one and a half hours drive north of Brisbane and 50 minutes from the coast. The Town is on the Mary River which flows North from Maleny, through Conondale, Kenilworth, Gympie, Tiaro, Maryborough, and then into the sea opposite Frazer Island.
Kenilworth retains its 1930’s atmosphere and, for the visitor, has a surprising amount of interest with a very engaging historical museum and a good range of eateries, shops, art gallery and a cheese, yoghurt and ice-cream factory.
The Conondale State Forest, adjacent to the Town, provides excellent opportunities for horse riding, walking and fishing and the Kenilworth area has a wide variety of options for accomodation from basic camping to luxury retreats.
The Cheese Factory
Established in 1950 as one of the many rural cheese factories owned by the Kraft Corporation.
Following a move to centralization in the late 1980’s Kraft decided to close the Kenilworth factory. 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 (now Kenilworth Dairies) and reopened for business on the 7th September 1990.
The Cochrane family, dairy farmers in the region for six generations, became the new owners of the Kenilworth cheese factory in June 2017.
Now known as Kenilworth Dairies, they provide the freshest, highest quality milk from their dairy farms in the nearby Mary Valley. And so a tradition of ‘udderly’ delicious and ‘udderly’ nutritious cheese, yoghurt and other fine dairy foods will continue for many years to come.
45 Charles St Kenilworth
Borumba Deer Park
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.
The Showgrounds – Camping
The Kenilworth Showgrounds offer low-cost camping. The current fees are listed below. Take $1 coins for the hot showers. Caravan clubs welcome. Hall, dining room, kitchen & cold room available for hire
Powered sites per night $20 – 2 persons, $18 – 1 person
Unpowered sites per night $15 – 2 persons, $13 – 1 person
Extra person per night $6, Children under 14 FREE
TO BOOK OR INQUIRE – 0438 849 947