Welcome to Biggenden
This is a portal for our little town to find information on activities, groups, our shops, events and services and fun, but also to connect our people, tourists and visitors.
Biggenden, QLD 4621, is a town located in the North Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia. Prior to white settlement, the Biggenden area was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes such as the Wakka Wakka, the Darielbelum, and the Dundubara peoples.
Gold was discovered in the 1880s, and Biggenden grew as a service town to the short-lived gold fields at Paradise and Shamrock. The township of Paradise now lies under the water at Paradise Dam.
The Biggenden Museum, located in the former Paradise Courthouse, promotes the history of Biggenden and the surrounding district with displays of historical items and photographs collected since its opening.
The Pioneers Walk and Hall of Fame at Beiers Park shares the story of Biggenden’s settling and pioneering families and honors their contribution to Biggenden and the surrounding community.
The town is also home to the Biggenden Bismuth Mine, which was once the largest bismuth mine in the world.
Biggenden is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and offers a variety of activities for nature enthusiasts.
Here are some of the fun things to do in and around Biggenden:
Mt Walsh National Park: This park is located 20 km north of Biggenden and offers a challenging hike to the summit of Mount Walsh. The climb is rated as difficult, but the views from the top are worth it.
Coalstoun Lakes National Park: This park is located 25 km south of Biggenden and is home to two volcanic craters, which are now filled with freshwater lakes. The park offers several walking tracks, picnic areas, and opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.
Biggenden Historical Museum: This museum is located in the former Paradise Courthouse and showcases the history of Biggenden and the surrounding district.
Beiers Park: This park is located in the center of Biggenden and features a Pioneers Walk and Hall of Fame.
Paradise Dam: This dam is located 30 minutes north of Biggenden and offers a scenic drive and lookout point. The site was once the location of an old gold mine.
Waterfall Creek Rock Pools at Utopia: This natural swimming hole is located 30 km south of Biggenden and is a great spot for a refreshing dip on a hot day.
The Rose of Burnett: is a large steel sculpture located in Biggenden, Queensland, Australia. It was unveiled in October 2016 to commemorate 50 years since the establishment of the Biggenden Rose Festival. The sculpture weighs 2000 kg and was created by local artist Craig Nelson. It is located in the town’s rose garden.