BiggendenCraggy blue mountain ranges are a backdrop for Biggenden, known as 'the Rose of the Burnett'. Along with agricultural pursuits - beef, grain crops, dairying, citrus and timber - the area is rich in minerals. Located 100 kilometres inland, Biggenden offers a true country feeling just an hour's drive from the coast. The township is surrounded by open pastures offering views of the surrounding ranges.
Cattle sales are held every second Monday which are a great attraction for visitors. This district also contains two of Queensland's relatively undeveloped National Parks - Mount Walsh and Coalstoun Lakes National Parks - and large tracks of forest at Mount Woowoonga. Mount Walsh offers short walks to the peak's base, with more strenuous walks to the bare granite summit for experienced bushwalkers. Multi-day hikes over rugged terrain offer a true wilderness experience. Coongara Rock also provides excellent mountaineering and views, best accessed by four wheel drive. Often dry, the mountain comes to life after local rains, with waterfalls and rockpools. Chowey Bridge nearby is an interesting historical feature, being only one for three concrete span bridges of its type.
The Biggenden township features a pub hotel and caravan park, with host farm, bed and breakfast and National Park camping available nearby. Coalstoun Lakes is an even smaller township and features twin volcanic craters lined with dense vine forest. The lakes are usually dry and only appear after a wet summer season. This National Park, Queensland's smallest, is very popular with birdwatchers.