BIGGENDEN

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 60ks 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.

Biggenden has the Mount Walsh National Park as a permanent backdrop.

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.

The Biggenden Museum has that great mountain backdrop and if open be sure to get the heritage of the town. The Doll Museum is on the Eastern exit from town.

The War Memorial is located a little off centre from the town.

All church denominations are represented at Biggenden.

There are two remaining hotels, both of which have good profile.

Biggenden is certainly is certainly remote. If you have the time makes the detour. At a minimum the locals will greet you with warmth.

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