BLACKBUTT

Blackbutt is a small town encounted when traveling the D’arguila Hgy west (or east) from Kilcoy heading to Nanango and beyond. Blackbutt is a valley town that has most essential services. Blackbutt prides itself as a ‘great sense of humour’ town, and this is evident with the people and some signs.

The reason for the town name is the type of eucalypt in the area that is known as Blackbutt.

European settlement in the Blackbutt area began in 1842, when the Scott family established Taromeo station. In 1887, the Scott family ceded land to found both Blackbutt and its neighbouring town of Benarkin. Blackbutt is named for the blackbutt trees (Eucalyptus pilularis) native to the area. Farms were established in the area and the discovery of gold in the area in the late 19th century led to population growth in the town. Blackbutt was connected to the Brisbane Valley rail line in 1905. The line was closed in the 1980s and is now a popular rail trail.

The  Hotel Rayner has a really great profile within the town

Directly opposite the pub is the War Memorial on the roundabout. The can’t be missed location.

Blackbutt is soon to have a museum. The location is just near where the old railway station was sited.

The United Church is the oldest of the congregational offerings. The Anglican bland and the Catholic so so.

Blackbutt is the sort of town a visit is warranted. A coffee or refreshment may also be in order.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course