Wondai is located on the Bunya Highway approximately 230 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and 25 kilometres north of Kingaroy.

The name Wondai is believed to be an aboriginal word from the Wakawaka language derived from either watya meaning dingo (a native dog) or wandar meaning nape of the neck.

Wondai was first settled in the 1850s and closer settlement took place in the early 1900s. Wondai is centrally located on the South Burnett Rail Trail.

There is much to see and do in and around Wondai. Visit the Timber museum or the Regional Art Gallery or have a go at the Mountain Bike Trails situated right next to town with an entrance off the Rail Trail. 

Wondai has a population of approximately 2100 people and is situated in cattle and grain-growing country as well as having a productive hardwood timber industry.  Wondai offers many sporting, cultural and social activities and has a reputation of being relaxed, friendly and welcoming.