Bundaberg Region - North Burnett
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North Burnett

North Burnett

North Burnett and Sandstone Wilderness

The North Burnett is recognised as being part of the majestic Sandstone Wilderness and is located approximately four hours drive north of Brisbane and only one hour west of Bundaberg.

The Sandstone Wilderness is one of outstanding natural beauty, featuring unique sandstone gorges, water sculpted formations and significant Aboriginal Art sites. The Sandstone Wilderness includes a total of 25 National Parks and covers an area larger than Tasmania. A visit to the Sandstone Wilderness will not only reward you with glorious natural wonders but also towns where good old fashioned country charm is the order of the day.

As you explore the North Burnett region you will discover rugged gorges, imposing mountain ranges, serene rural views, the mighty Burnett River and numerous townships along the way offering country hospitality. You can camp in a National Park, bushwalk, fish in the many dams, enjoy fresh produce from numerous roadside stalls or step back in time at an historical museum.


The RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre promotes the unique bush culture and history of the local area, with the unique influence of RM Williams on that culture. Situated on the A3 highway at Eidsvold, the Centre provides an important tourism attraction, information and educational facility.

From Paradise Dam at Biggenden, along the many weirs on the Burnett River, through to Cania Dam at Monto, water skiing, boating and fishing opportunities abound with all areas providing ample camping and picnic facilities. Come and enjoy the "naturally beautiful" North Burnett!

The North Burnett region is based on an agricultural economy, and every form of farming enterprise exists. With the twin citrus capitals of Gayndah and Mundubbera, to some of the best beef studs in the country right through to dairying, pork production and small crops. Feed your senses with the sheer diversity of the local produce you can expect to find in the region.

Take 'The Circle' as a side trip on your journey or travel through the district on the Burnett Highway (A3), which is part of Australia's Country Way from Brisbane (or Sydney) right through to Rockhampton.