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 Monday 11.30am to 5pm. Tuesday, Wed & Thursday 2pm to 5pm. Friday 11.30 to 5pm.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Kenilworth Pharmacy Monday 9am to 11am. Tuesday, Wed, Thurs 9am to 1.30pm. Friday 9am to 11am.
Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus this event has been cancelled. Original message - the Gates to open at 8am. Enter via George Street, Kenilworth. $5.00 entry for cars. Cars must be 30 years old to enter. Gold coin entry fee for spectators (gold coin goes to SES Volunteers Kenilworth). Best Original, Best Custom, People's Choice, Best Van, Best Sedan, Best Ute. Live Rock'n Roll band from 10am. Food and market stalls, face painting, kids Jumping Castle. The 3rd Miss Kenilworth Hotel Pinup Pageant.
Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus this event has been cancelled. Original message - The 7th annual Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival will be held here at the Kenilworth Showgrounds on 1st to 4th May 2020 (inclusive). The theme this year is Ukulule Reggae. The festival will be presenting lots of great workshops for playing, singing, dancing and drumming. Spontaneous jam sessions will be popping up all over Kenilworth and around the festival site. Everyone is welcome to come along, bring your tent or caravan.
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.) A decision will be made to hold this event end of April 2020.
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 27th June into your diary! The day begins at 9.00am till 3pm.
2019 - Come and play "switch" tennis at the Gheerulla Tennis Club. Bring the whole family. Raffles and prizes on the day. 10am - 12pm Adults on court and 1pm - 2pm children's sessions on court. All abilities welcome. Bookings essential. Fees $15.00 adults, $5.00 children. Lunch is included in the costs
The 10th annual Chicks in the Sticks High Tea will be held at Yabbbaloumba Retreat near Kenilworth on Sunday 12th July 2020. This years theme is ................................................... What a great way to spoil yourself, catch up with friends and raise money for cancer research. There will be lots of multi-draw raffles, a charity auction and quilt raffle.
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.
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.
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 101st annual Show and Rodeo. Held at the Kenilworth Showgrounds.
The Kenilworth Art Fest, now in its 24th 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
Local Councillor David Law - Division 10
0437 825 569
(07) 5441 8368 fax:(07) 5475 7277
Mr Marty Hunt - State Member for Nicklin
Electorate Office Address: Shop 3, 51 Currie Street Nambour QLD 4560.
PO Box 122, Nambour QLD 4560
(07) 5406 4100 fax: (07) 5406 4109
The Hon. Ted O’Brien MP - Member of Parliament for Fairfax
17 Southern Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558
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