Blackbutt

Blackbutt is an attractive small town surrounded by native forests. Situated on the D'Aguilar Highway, at the southern entrance to the South Burnett. 'Blackbutt' is the common name for the Eucalyptus Piluralis tree, native to the area. Often referred to as the 'Timber town', Blackbutt has a strong association with the timber industry dating back to the mid-1800s when European settlers first arrived here.

The distinctive song of the Bellbird can be heard in the natural surrounds of Blackbutt. Bushwalkers, cyclists and horse riders tend to use the Blackbutt Rail Head as their main access point to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail - refer to the Yarraman section for more details. Blackbutt is also a great place to join the Bicentennial National Trail, a trail open to walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders which links up
over 5,000km of old stock routes along the Great Dividing Range from Victoria to Tropical North Queensland.

In town, next to the park, you'll find the Visitor Information Centre housed in a replica of an old slab hut. Ask for advice on local art and directions to the Woodfired Bakery where you can buy one of Australia's best pies. Cosy accommodation can be found at a range of quality establishments. If
you're travelling in September plan for The Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt Festival, a celebration of agriculture, the beauty of the countryside and the local creative community.

Blackbutt, South Burnett Area
Queensland
Australia

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Kingaroy

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Surrounded by picturesque farmlands interspersed with low rolling hills, Kingaroy is the largest town in the South Burnett and central to this diverse and beautiful region. Kingaroy plays host to a variety of accommodation options including modern motels, caravan parks, B&Bs, cottages and farmstays.

Maclagan

Maclagan, Toowoomba Area
Maclagan at the foothills of the Bunya Mountains, and close neighbour Quinalow, perched on Myall Creek are friendly towns. Be sure to explore the network of beautiful bushwalking tracks nearby in the Bunya Mountains National Park.

Cooyar

Cooyar, Toowoomba Area
Located north of Toowoomba on the New England Highway, Cooyar is a tranquil country village. The wide verandahs of Cooyar Hotel are a friendly spot for a drink and the low-down on what to see and do around the town.

Peranga

Peranga, Toowoomba Area
Peranga is a small town in the Darling Downs that lies on a country road between Quinalow and Kulpi. The community is within a short drive of a number of surrounding tourist attractions, including the Acland Coal Mine, Moorlands Host Farm and the Muntapa Rail Tunnel.

Jimna State Forest

Jimna, Somerset Area
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Jimna State Forest has had a colourful history of gold mining and timber milling. The last flurry of mining, in the 1940s, yielded 2.8 kilograms of gold. Attractions include creeks, log bridges and wildlife including platypus and many species of birds.

Benarkin

Benarkin, South Burnett Area
Benarkin is a small timber town located off the D'Aguilar Highway, just shy of three and a half kilometres from Blackbutt. Benarkin has a general store and a population of around 200 residents (the rest area at First Settlers Park is a popular overnight stop for travellers).

Wooroolin Wetland

Wooroolin, South Burnett Area
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The Wooroolin Wetland is located at the township of Wooroolin, 16 kilometres north of Kingaroy along the Bunya Highway. Wooroolin Wetlands was declared a fauna sanctuary in 1973, now classified as a palustrine wetland, a non-tidal, inland, seasonally flooded, vegetated swamp.

Lions Park - Nanango

Nanango, South Burnett Area
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Located on the D'Aguilar Highway on the south side of the township of Nanango, Lions Park is a lovely stop. The facilities include toilets, barbecue, playground, shelter and tables. This park is alongside Tipperary Flat, which is a tribute to the Pioneer Days.

Birdwatching in the South Burnett

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
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With more than 350 recorded species, the South Burnett is a bird watchers dream. The region is known for the Black-breasted Button-quail and Glossy Black-Cockatoo, but expect to see the likes of the Red-rumped Parrot, Regent Bowerbird, Rainbow Bee-eater, Dollarbird and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater too.

Coomba Falls

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
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Coomba Falls, at Maidenwell, is an exceptionally beautiful place, featuring a deep natural swimming hole and striking granite cliffs. The water is icy most of the year, so it's the ideal site to cool down on a hot day.
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