Monto is the most northerly and youngest town in the North Burnett and is situated approximately 200 kilometres from the coastal cities of Bundaberg to the East and Gladstone to the North.
Things to do
Monto is around 50 minutes north of Eidsvold. On the way you'll pass through the township of Mulgildie. Drop in for a cold beer at the famous (and allegedly haunted) Mulgildie Hotel to chat with the locals and hear stories of the legendary Bunyip Hole, a place of mystery and intrigue situated just ten minutes out of town. The nearby Bunyip Sculpture relates to the many and varied legends of the Bunyip Hole.
Lister Street Parkland
Stroll along the art walk in the beautifully landscaped parkland in the business district and view the metal and stone sculptures created by local and regional artists.
Newton Street Buildings
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Monto's main street and its buildings, some which date back to 1924. Picky's Pies and Pastries was a butcher's shop in 1924 and there were three garages in the main street in the 1930s.
See the architectural merit of the Monto Town Hall built in 1939-40 by Hall and Phillips Architects. Hall was one of Brisbane’s most successful architects of the early 20th century and also designed the Brisbane City Hall, Tattersall’s Club and Sandgate Town Hall.
Ken Russell Memorial in Lions Park
This much loved and respected international jockey was born in Monto. He was only 42 when tragically killed in a race fall at Rose Hill in 1993. Lions Park also houses Driver Reviver.