Just 3.5 kilometres east of Blackbutt, the little town of Benarkin also lies adjacent to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, and Bicentennial National Trail. You'll find overnight camping and day use facilities for caravans and trail users in First Settlers Park, and fuel, food and supplies at the general store.
Enjoy a scenic drive through Benarkin State forest to experience a variety of ecosystems from rainforest and hoop pine plantations to native eucalypt forests. Clancy's camping area and Emu Creek camping and day use area are located at the end of a 16 kilometre gravel road south-west of Benarkin off the D'Aguilar Highway.
The deep volcanic soil of the surrounding countryside supports a variety of agriculture including avocado, olive and macadamia farms.