The town center has convenience and food stores, a supermarket, hardware, restaurants, petrol outlets, and two banks. Nanango also has several parks, playing fields, and a state-of-the-art aquatic center. Two cellar doors are also located within a few blocks of the centre of town.
The CBD features impressive chainsaw sculptures and murals which reflect the town's historical connections with timber-felling, farming and mining. Nanango has a low-humidity climate (cool summers and brisk winters) and is surrounded by vine scrublands and eucalypt forests. The massive Tarong Power Station and Meandu Coal Mine are located 16km to the south of the town and the Bunya Mountains are located about 53km to the south-west.
Nanango has a very long history and a great deal of it is preserved in its buildings - especially Ringsfield House, a wonderfully restored circa 1908 Queenslander developed by architect Robin Dods and now the headquarters of the Nanango Historical Society (Ringsfield is open to visitors most days of the week). Ringsfield is only a short walk from Nanango Fitzroy Motel.
Nanango also has a vigorous cultural and sporting life and is host to an art gallery, several potteries and many craft outlets. The town also has many clubs and a range of sporting facilities including an RSL, bike, darts, golf, bowling, kart track and archery clubs. The are 13 well-maintained parklands in the Shire which naturalists believe are home to 250 different bird species.
Nanango also has several museums and a number of live entertainment venues which regularly host performances by local theatre and musical groups. The Lee Park race track - not far south of the CBD - hosts around 8 meetings each year; and in recent years several vineyards and cellar doors have been developed close to Nanango as well.