Quaint and charming, idyllic and restful and only 90 minutes drive north from Brisbane and 50 minutes from the Sunshine 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 Fraser Island.
The commercial centre of the township began with the opening of the General Store (now Kenilworth Bakery) in 1924 and developed over the next two decades culminating in the opening of the Kenilworth Hotel in November 1939. The 1920-30's charm of the buildings has been preserved by local people and retained by council regulation.
Imbil State Forest and Conondale National Park with their magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views offer walking tracks, peaceful camping spots and great swimming holes. Alternatively stay at one of our numerous private camping grounds offering excellent facilities, some of which are pet friendly.
Or stay in and around town - Kenilworth has a great range of accommodation from B & B's to cottages to our country-style hotel. Wander up and down our beautiful main street and sample the many varied food outlets. Peruse the delightful gift shops and of course you must make a visit to our famous cheese factory at the Kenilworth Diaries.
See you soon!
Open 5 days a week Monday to Friday. 8.30am to 4.30pm
Open Monday 11.30am to 5pm. Tuesday, Wed & Thursday 2pm to 5pm. Friday 11.30 to 5pm.
Kenilworth Pharmacy Monday 9am to 11am. Tuesday, Wed, Thurs 9am to 1.30pm. Friday 9am to 11am.
This event to be held at the War Memorial in Dobson Park, Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth. 7.30am to 8.30 - Community breakfast Kenilworth town park. 8.45 am - Marchers are to form-up opposite the cheese factory. 9.00 am - March past commences with the salute taken by Cr Law. 9.20 am - Service commences. 10.15am - Service concludes. 10.20 am - Community morning tea and Anzac Biscuits at the Kenilworth Hall.
The Kenilworth Quilt and Craft Circle hosts the annual Quilt and Craft Show at the Kenilworth Community Hall on Elizabeth Street. Wheelchair access available. Locally made quilts and crafts are displayed. There are merchant stalls with many items to purchase and locally crafted woodwork . Bring some friends to share morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.)
Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus this event has been cancelled. Original message - Have a great day out in our friendly country town of Kenilworth. Sample local food, produce, cheese, wine, craft beer and more. A program of cooking demonstrations will include vegan cooking, cheese making and cooking with bush food. Live music and children’s activities make this a family-friendly event. Put 19th June into your diary! The day begins at 9.00am till 3pm.
A non competitive off-road trailbike ride through private land, State Forest and National Park in Kenilworth with all funds going back into Kenilworth Community Organisations. Open to fully licensed riders on registered motorcycles only. Categories available for younger riders. See website.
Sunny Days for Jason is a weekend-long festival of music and activities for all ages. Held in the Kenilworth Showgrounds Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth.
Our 102nd annual Show and Rodeo. Held at the Kenilworth Showgrounds. CANCELLED FOR 2021
Scarecrow spotting in the Mary Valley is the name of the game as visitors travel country roads looking for straw creatures, arty sculptures and other creations honouring the tradition of building scarecrows. From Conondale and Kenilworth through the hinterland villages, north to Dagun, you can track with Google maps on www.maryvalleyartslink.com.au or follow on facebook.
The Kenilworth Art Fest, now in its 25th year, is an art exhibition and competition that showcases local and regional artists. Held over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in October at the Kenilworth Historical Showgrounds Hall. It is a much anticipated event on the Sunshine Coast calendar.
Conondale Range Conservation Assoc proudly presents the Kenilworth Poet's Breakfast. Held behind the Kenilworth Hall on Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth. 8am to 11am. Great brekkies and bevvies supplied by local community groups.
This annual festive night has lots of famly fun to be enjoyed. A carefully selected range of rides to suit all ages, face painting and mega multi prize draw raffles (generously donated from local businesses). Relax, bring your picnic blankets, chairs, a drink for the adults, kick back and enjoy the free entertainment. Food sales available. Fun starts at 4pm in the Kenilworth Showgrounds with Santa set to arrive at 6pm. Santa's special gifts for children on the night can be pre-sourced from any "SANTA SHOPS HERE" locations throughout Kenilworth township.
Community Hall with tennis courts run by the Gheerulla Tennis Club
2184 Eumundi- Kenilworth Road Gheerulla 4574
0427 599 097
Paramedics are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Dial "000" for ambulance. First aid assistance is available at the station if officer is not out on a call.
11 Margaret Street Kenilworth 4574
Local Association (member of QAC) promoting the Arts.
6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth 4574; PO Box 123, Kenilworth 4574
07 5472 3223
Kenilworth District business association
9 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574 ; PO Box 69 Kenilworth 4574
07 5446 0122
A community transport service available to the residents of Kenilworth.
C/o Kenilworth Information Centre, 9 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574.; PO Box 69 Kenilworth 4574
07 5446 0122 or David Cole 0417 979 186
9 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574
07 5446 0122
7 Maleny-Kenilworth Road Kenilworth 4574
0408 118 037
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 3pm. Closed Easter Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.
9 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574; PO Box 69 Kenilworth 4574
07 5446 0122
Kenilworth Memorial Hall Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574; PO Box 128 Kenilworth Qld 4574
07 5472 3032
; PO Box 221 Kenilworth 4574
Meets 1st Friday of each month. 8am - 10.30am. Morning tea provided. Contact for further details.
Working towards a sustainable and productive catchment.
25 Stewart Terrace Gympie 4570
07 5482 4766
C/o Kenilworth Hotel 18 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574
07 5446 0206
First aid by the community for the community. Available for events.
07 5446 0723
Camping and other information
Sunday Creek Road Kenilworth 4574
PO Box 158 Kenilworth 4574
07 5494 9918; Mobile 0455 262 495
Monthly local news magazine
Local care organisation auspiced by Centacare and HACC
22 Elizabeth Street Kenilworth 4574; PO Box 163 Kenilworth Qld 4574
07 5446 0820
Office: Eddie Devere Building, Cnr Currie and Bury Streets Nambour
0437 825 569
(07) 5441 8368 fax: (07) 5475 7277
Electorate Office Address: Shop 3, 51 Currie Street Nambour QLD 4560.
Electorate Post Office Address: PO Box 690, Nambour QLD 4560
(07) 5406 4100 fax: (07) 5406 4109
PO Box 1978, Sunshine Plaza QLD 4558
(07) 5479 2800 fax: (07) 5443 5333
Parliament Office - PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6277 4130 fax: (02) 6277 8410
Drop by the Kenilworth Information Centre 7 days a week 10 am to 3 pm, we only close for Christmas Day, Easter Good Friday and Anzac Day. Parking is available on Elizabeth Street or the Town Car Park at the rear of the Information Centre.
9 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Qld 4574
07 5446 0122
PO Box 69, Kenilworth Qld 4574