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Bundaberg

North Burnett - Mount Perry to Biggenden
1 Day  / 440 Kilometres

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Description

The Bundaberg North Burnett Region offers an experience no other Queensland Region can come close to claiming. Vast rural settings, National Parks of rainforests and naturally formed crevices and gorges, abundance of wildlife and revealing aboriginal paintings and meeting places, all waiting for you. Industry thrives within the rural settings of the North Burnett, the backbone of the region. Follow the Burnett Highway from Monto to Ban Ban Springs.


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Journey Routes


  • Mount Perry to Monto

    On the northern outskirts of Gin Gin, take the turn off to Mount Perry. 30 kilometres along the Mount Perry road, and two kilometres off the main road, you reach Boolboonda Tunnel - the longest manmade unsupported tunnel in the southern hemisphere. Mount Perry, the origins of mining within the region, has a museum showcasing the lifestyle of the pioneers. Venture up to lookout over the town, with views to Boolboonda and Perry Ranges. Heading west along the Mount Perry Monto Road you have two options of travel - 20 kilometres of unsealed road continuing to Langly Flats just south of Monto. Or divert toward Eidsvold on a sealed road which will bring you 10 kilometres north of Eidsvold on the Burnett Highway. This only adds about 25 kilometres to the journey to Monto from the unsealed alternative. Monto is a small country town on the northern rim of the North Burnett Shire, and leads you to Cania Gorge National Park which offers bushwalking, rainforest, gorges and Aboriginal paintings. The roads are sealed, and there are accommodation options at either end of the gorge. Lake Cania on the northern tip of the Gorge also offers great fishing.
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  • Monto to Biggenden

    The Burnett Highway will lead you from Monto to Eidsvold. You will pass the turnoff to Lake Wurruma, camping is permitted and throw in a line and try your luck. Eidsvold is the beef capital of the Burnett. The Information Centre also has a museum dedicated to R.M Williams. To the south you come across Mundubbera and then Gayndah. They are known as citrus capitals of the state, providing employment opportunities for locals and visitors. Gayndah is known as the oldest town in Queensland and was considered for the capital of Queensland, but lost to Brisbane because the river was not deep enough, making it impossible for large cargo ships to unload. The next stop is Ban Ban Springs, a community known for natural springs. To the Wakka Wakka people this area is significant as in the dreamtime it was believed this was the spot was where the 'Rainbow Serpent' surfaced. Following the Isis Highway you start journeying back to the coast. Stop off at Coalston Lakes, extinct volcano crater lakes, which are near Mount Walsh National Park. Mount Walsh overlooks the town of Biggenden, known for its grain and cattle. 11 kilometres from Biggenden is Chowey Bridge.
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  • Biggenden To Childers

    From Biggenden you come to Dallarnil. This is where the road divides and decisions can be made. But you can also head to Paradise Dam. This newly constructed dam is less than five years old and supplies much needed water to farms in the region. Camping is permitted for a small fee. Follow the Isis Highway towards Childers but veer off to Apple Tree Creek, famous for its rodeos but also houses the largest free flight walk-in aviary in Australia, around two acres in size. Thousands of feathered friends await your undivided attention. You are now back on the A1 (Bruce Highway). Head south 10 minutes to the town of Childers.
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Journey Details

Duration1 Day Itinerary TypeLand
Distance440 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelCar
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - 1

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet

Activities

  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information


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North Burnett - Mount Perry to Biggenden Full Itinerary


Mount Perry to Monto

On the northern outskirts of Gin Gin, take the turn off to Mount Perry. 30 kilometres along the Mount Perry road, and two kilometres off the main road, you reach Boolboonda Tunnel - the longest manmade unsupported tunnel in the southern hemisphere.

Mount Perry, the origins of mining within the region, has a museum showcasing the lifestyle of the pioneers. Venture up to lookout over the town, with views to Boolboonda and Perry Ranges.

Heading west along the Mount Perry Monto Road you have two options of travel - 20 kilometres of unsealed road continuing to Langly Flats just south of Monto. Or divert toward Eidsvold on a sealed road which will bring you 10 kilometres north of Eidsvold on the Burnett Highway. This only adds about 25 kilometres to the journey to Monto from the unsealed alternative.

Monto is a small country town on the northern rim of the North Burnett Shire, and leads you to Cania Gorge National Park which offers bushwalking, rainforest, gorges and Aboriginal paintings. The roads are sealed, and there are accommodation options at either end of the gorge.

Lake Cania on the northern tip of the Gorge also offers great fishing.



Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 47 Mins
Distance:
200 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Boolboonda Tunnel
- Mount Perry
- Eidsvold
- Monto
- Cania Gorge National Park
- Lake Cania

Experiences
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Industry/Mining/Agriculture
    Industry/Mining/Agriculture
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 1



Monto to Biggenden

The Burnett Highway will lead you from Monto to Eidsvold. You will pass the turnoff to Lake Wurruma, camping is permitted and throw in a line and try your luck.

Eidsvold is the beef capital of the Burnett. The Information Centre also has a museum dedicated to R.M Williams. To the south you come across Mundubbera and then Gayndah. They are known as citrus capitals of the state, providing employment opportunities for locals and visitors.

Gayndah is known as the oldest town in Queensland and was considered for the capital of Queensland, but lost to Brisbane because the river was not deep enough, making it impossible for large cargo ships to unload.

The next stop is Ban Ban Springs, a community known for natural springs. To the Wakka Wakka people this area is significant as in the dreamtime it was believed this was the spot was where the 'Rainbow Serpent' surfaced.

Following the Isis Highway you start journeying back to the coast. Stop off at Coalston Lakes, extinct volcano crater lakes, which are near Mount Walsh National Park. Mount Walsh overlooks the town of Biggenden, known for its grain and cattle. 11 kilometres from Biggenden is Chowey Bridge.



Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 33 Mins
Distance:
216 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Eidsvold
- Lake Wuruma
- Mundubbera
- Gayndah
- Ban Ban Springs
- Coalston Lakes
- Mount Walsh National Park
- Biggenden

Experiences
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 1



Biggenden To Childers

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From Biggenden you come to Dallarnil. This is where the road divides and decisions can be made. But you can also head to Paradise Dam. This newly constructed dam is less than five years old and supplies much needed water to farms in the region. Camping is permitted for a small fee.

Follow the Isis Highway towards Childers but veer off to Apple Tree Creek, famous for its rodeos but also houses the largest free flight walk-in aviary in Australia, around two acres in size. Thousands of feathered friends await your undivided attention.

You are now back on the A1 (Bruce Highway). Head south 10 minutes to the town of Childers.



Route Details

Duration:
9 Mins
Distance:
14 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Car
Route Type:
One Way
Suggested Stops:

- Dallarnil
- Paradise Dam
- Apple Tree Creek
- Childers

Experiences
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Food and Wine
    Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 1



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Driving Directions

1 - Mount Perry to Monto
Start from:11 Campbell Street, Gin Gin QLD 4671, Australia
End at:51 Newton Street, Monto QLD 4630, Australia
Distance:127 km
Duration:2 hours 1 min
Directions:
  1. Head south on Campbell St toward Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd/State Route 3
  2. Turn right onto Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd/State Route 3
  3. Turn right onto National Highway A1
  4. Turn left onto Kalpowar Rd (signs for Monto)
  5. Continue onto Gladstone-Monto Rd
  6. Continue onto Kalpowar Rd
  7. Turn left to stay on Kalpowar Rd
  8. Turn left onto Barrimoon Rd
  9. Turn left onto Gladstone-Monto Rd
  10. Turn left onto Newton St
2 - Monto to Biggenden
Start from:51 Newton Street, Monto QLD 4630, Australia
End at:Isis Highway, Biggenden QLD 4621, Australia
Distance:217 km
Duration:2 hours 28 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on Newton St toward Rutherford St
  2. Take the 2nd left onto Gladstone-Monto Rd
  3. Continue onto Burnett Hwy/A3 (signs for Gayndah/Eidsvold)
  4. Turn left to stay on Burnett Hwy/A3 (signs for Gayndah/Brisbane/Mundubbera)
  5. Turn right to stay on Burnett Hwy/A3
  6. Take the 1st left onto Burnett Hwy/Capper St/A3
    Continue to follow Burnett Hwy/A3
  7. Turn left onto Isis Hwy (signs for Biggenden/Route 52)
3 - Biggenden To Childers
Start from:Isis Highway, Biggenden QLD 4621, Australia
End at:140 Churchill Street, Childers QLD 4660, Australia
Distance:46.2 km
Duration:32 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northeast on Isis Hwy toward George St
  2. Turn right onto Macrossan St
  3. Take the 1st left onto McIlwraith St
  4. Take the 1st left onto Churchill St




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