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Biggenden

Biggenden

The access to Biggenden and the Burnett Circle off the Bruce Highway is from Childers (47 kilometres) or Booyal (35 kilometres). Cane farms give way to cattle properties and the Australian Bush. After passing through the small community of Dallarnil a road leads to Mt Woowoonga, a National Park with picnic grounds.

The craggy blue ranges are the backdrop to the picturesque township of Biggenden. It is the quintessential quaint township that has a lot to offer visitors. It's rural with all the safety and friendliness of a small town in the North Burnett, sitting comfortably along side metropolitan services like innovative art, cafes, gift shops and a modern supermarket. Biggenden boasts rich mineral resources and many agricultural pursuits; such as beef, grain, peanuts, dairying, piggeries, citrus and timber. Biggenden is proud of its roses and they feature in the main street.

The Chowey Bridge is one of only two of its kind in Australia. This concrete railway bridge was built in 1905 and is north-west of the town. Its classic design reflects in the water below and makes for a pleasant picnic spot. Coongarra Rock is a single rock formation which affords inspiring views of the surrounding mountains for the adventurous. It has restricted vehicle access with the turnoff about 8 kilometres south of Biggenden.

Biggenden

Just 20 minutes north west of Biggenden is Paradise Dam. The dam is named after the old gold mining town which lies deep under the waters. Paradise Dam is not currently a stocked impoundment so a fishing permit is not required. There are no boating restrictions except near the dam wall. A 5 kilometre boat trip upstream is the restored historic Kalliwa Hut moved to its current site in 1936. Paradise has great facilities for visitors with free gas barbeques, picnic shelters, environmentally friendly toilets, concrete boat ramp, fish cleaning table and kiosk. Camping is permitted after registration with the kiosk on arrival.