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The Burnett Circle
6 Days  / 400 Kilometres



Description

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 and their hospitality.

In contrast with their parks, mountain ranges and waterways, history abounds in the region and while they have Gayndah as the oldest town in Queensland, most of the area was settled prior to Queensland's official separation from New South Wales.

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The 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, they cater for all needs.

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Bundaberg North Burnett Region
Bundaberg North Burnett Region


Journey Details

Duration6 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance400 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelCar
Walk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Suitable for families with young children

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Crabbing
    Crabbing
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Fruit Picking
    Fruit Picking
  • Golfing
    Golfing
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


The Burnett Circle Full Itinerary

Gayndah to Biggenden

Drive 26 kilometres south of Gayndah to Ban Ban Springs where a natural spring and popular picnic area located. Turn left at Ban Ban Springs passing the scenic volcanic mountains known as the Seven Sisters heading towards the township of Coalstoun Lakes. The volcanic history of the area is apparent everywhere. The turnoff to Coalstoun Lakes National Park is on your right past the township. Situated between Biggenden and Coastoun Lakes is the turn off to Coongarra Rock at Lords Road which goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop (4WD only). Overnight Biggenden.


Route Details

Duration: 44 Mins
Distance: 64 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Ban Ban Springs
- Coalstoun Lakes National Park

Experiences
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3



Biggenden to Mount Perry

Explore one of the National Parks or visit the Museum. Picnic at Paradise Dam or Chowey Bridge before heading to Mount Perry. Overnight Mount Perry


Route Details

Duration: 1 Hr 23 Mins
Distance: 117 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Mount Walsh National Park
- Paradise Dam
- Gin Gin
- Boolboonda Tunnel

Experiences
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3



Mount Perry to Monto

Follow the heritage walk to relive some of Mount Perry's history, take in the views from the Normandy Lookout, and visit the cultural centre and art gallery. Enjoy a hearty meal and country hospitality at one of the pubs en route to Monto. overnight Monto.


Route Details

Duration: 1 Hr 28 Mins
Distance: 96 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way

Experiences
  • Cultural
    Cultural


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Monto to Eidsvold

Spend the day exploring Cania Gorge National Park, fishing at the Dam or wander through the Cultural and Historic Complex and Museum Reserve and the Lister Street Artwalk precinct before heading south to Eidsvold. Overnight Eidsvold


Route Details

Duration: 1 Hr 31 Mins
Distance: 125 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Cania Gorge National Park
- Lake Wuruma

Experiences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Cultural
    Cultural
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Eidsvold to Mundubbera

Discover the bush spirit at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre before driving south to Mundubbera. Explore the Auburn River National Park. Overnight Mundubbera.


Route Details

Duration: 26 Mins
Distance: 35 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Auburn River National Park
- RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre

Experiences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Cultural
    Cultural
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3



Mundubbera to Gayndah

Don't miss the Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery. Picnic in the beautiful grounds of Bicentennial Park where there is plenty to see including a Sensory Garden and a series of metal sculptures. Return to Gayndah.


Route Details

Duration: 35 Mins
Distance: 44 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Bicentennial Park

Experiences
  • The Arts
    The Arts
  • Cultural
    Cultural


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 1




Driving Directions

1 - Gayndah to Biggenden
Start from:4 Maltby Place, Gayndah QLD 4625, Australia
End at:12 Edward Street, Biggenden QLD 4621, Australia
Distance:64.6 km
Duration:45 mins
Directions:
  1. Head southwest on Maltby Pl toward Burnett Hwy/Capper St/A3
  2. Turn left onto Burnett Hwy/Capper St/A3
    Continue to follow Burnett Hwy/A3
  3. Turn left onto Isis Hwy (signs for Biggenden/Route 52)
  4. Turn right onto Nette St
  5. Turn left at Salesyard Rd
    Destination will be on the left
2 - Biggenden to Mount Perry
Start from:12 Edward Street, Biggenden QLD 4621, Australia
End at:5370 Gayndah-Mount Perry Road, Mount Perry QLD 4671, Australia
Distance:119 km
Duration:1 hour 25 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northeast toward Edward St
  2. Turn right onto Edward St
  3. Take the 1st left onto Mary St
  4. Take the 1st left onto George St
  5. Turn right onto Isis Hwy
  6. Turn left onto Booyal-Dallarnil Rd (signs for Gin Gin)
  7. Turn left onto Bruce Hwy/National Highway A1 (signs for Gin Gin/A1)
    Continue to follow National Highway A1
  8. Turn left onto Gin Gin-Mount Perry Rd (signs for Route 12/Mount Perry/Monto)
  9. Continue onto Gayndah-Mount Perry Rd
3 - Mount Perry to Monto
Start from:5370 Gayndah-Mount Perry Road, Mount Perry QLD 4671, Australia
End at:Burnett Highway, Monto QLD 4630, Australia
Distance:95.2 km
Duration:1 hour 26 mins
Directions:
  1. Head north on Gayndah-Mount Perry Rd toward Smith St
  2. Turn left onto Anne St
  3. Continue onto Monto-Mount Perry Rd
  4. Turn right onto Burnett Hwy/A3 (signs for Monto)
4 - Monto to Eidsvold
Start from:Burnett Highway, Monto QLD 4630, Australia
End at:38 Esplanade Street, Eidsvold QLD 4627, Australia
Distance:73.4 km
Duration:51 mins
Directions:
  1. Head south on Burnett Hwy/A3 toward Dalton St
  2. Turn left to stay on Burnett Hwy/A3 (signs for Gayndah/Brisbane/Mundubbera)
  3. Turn right onto Esplanade St
    Destination will be on the left
5 - Eidsvold to Mundubbera
Start from:38 Esplanade Street, Eidsvold QLD 4627, Australia
End at:LOT 7 Benhams Road, Mundubbera QLD 4626, Australia
Distance:35.5 km
Duration:26 mins
Directions:
  1. Head north on Esplanade St toward Burnett Hwy/A3
  2. Turn right onto Burnett Hwy/A3
  3. Turn right onto Benhams Rd
    Destination will be on the right
6 - Mundubbera to Gayndah
Start from:LOT 7 Benhams Road, Mundubbera QLD 4626, Australia
End at:65-75 Burnett Highway, Gayndah QLD 4625, Australia
Distance:44.5 km
Duration:35 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on Benhams Rd toward State Route 75
  2. Take the 1st right onto Burnett Hwy/A3
  3. Turn right to stay on Burnett Hwy/A3
  4. Take the 1st left onto Burnett Hwy/Capper St/A3

Other Information


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