For those that seek diversions from the main highways, then a trip to Biggenden is in that space. To visit Biggenden requires, if heading north a significant detour. Biggenden is truly a remote town. East/West travelers perhaps a little less so. But the traveler from Gympie on route to Biggenden is going to travel on 60k’s of lonely road.
Biggenden was founded in 1889 as a service centre to the short-lived gold rush towns of Paradise and Shamrock; and for coach passengers travelling west from Maryborough. The township, including the intriguingly named Live and Let Live Inn, moved to a new location alongside the railway station when the rail line arrived in 1891.
Primary production is the most significant industry in the area with beef and dairy cattle being predominant.
The area is also rich in minerals. Biggenden Mine is located eight kilometres out of town off Ban Ban Springs Road. Gold and other minerals are being extracted from the mine.
Biggenden is certainly is certainly remote. If you have the time makes the detour. At a minimum the locals will greet you with warmth.