Grab a broad-brimmed hat and your sluicing pan and head out of Nanango to try your luck at some gold prospecting, the way they did around here in the decades between 1850 and 1900. Or instead, make it easy on yourself and visit the Seven Mile Gold Diggings, 11km out of town, where they are still latching on to the odd trace of alluvial gold. About 24km south-east of Kingaroy, modern Nanango mainly depends for its livelihood today on beef cattle, beans, grain and the odd deer farm. Worth a visit are the Bunya Mountains National Park and the Koomba Falls. Kingaroy, just up the road, is the 'peanut and baked bean capital' of Australia, as well as the domicile of Queensland’s most colourful former Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Lovers of the great outdoors can get their kicks in the Benarkin and Nananga state forests which offer a variety of off-road and 4WD tracks to test man and mechanical beast before a relaxing barbecue lunch in a tranquil park picnic ground.