Biggenden

Biggenden Rose

Getting here

Biggenden is located 330km north of Brisbane, and 85km west of Maryborough. 

The friendly town of Biggenden lies below the imposing and impressive Granite cliff faces of Mt Walsh. Biggenden is surrounded by beef and dairy grazing country, citrus orchards, peanut and timber growers.

Things to see and do

Biggenden Rose

The Biggenden main street is home to an iconic nearly 2000kg steel rose, made by local artist Craig Nelson. Forever in beautiful bloom, the Biggenden Rose pays a reminder to visitors for the biennial Biggenden Rose Festival.

Biggenden Bottle Tree

Chowey Bridge historical railway bridge
Chowey Bridge. Photo Credit: Bundaberg Bushwalking Club

Another steel artwork is the Biggenden Bottle Tree. Also made by talented local artist, Craig Nelson, the bottle tree was created over 1600 hours with the structure made up of at least one kilometre of five millimetre cut steel. For those that would like to count, there are 1440 leaves on the 84 branches. The bottle tree stands proudly near the entrance to the RV Park in Edward Street.

Chowey Bridge

Chowey Bridge is a unique heritage railway bridge located at the end of Chowey Bridge Road,
just off the Gooroolba Biggenden Road. This concrete bridge was built in 1905 and is one of only two of its kind in Australia. Pack a picnic and enjoy the countryside and bridge views at the picnic tables beside the bridge.

National Parks

Biggenden's backdrop, the impressive granite mountains of Mt Walsh National Park cast a great reminder to get outdoors and explore. 

Other National Parks close to Biggenden include Mt Woowoonga National Park, Coalstoun Lakes National Park, Coongarra Rock and Coongarra Falls (great for 4WD enthusiasts).

biggenden bottle tree steel
Biggenden Bottle Tree

Paradise Dam

35km north of Biggenden, Paradise Dam is named after the mining township of Paradise, that now lies below water. Paradise Dam is a great place for the family to enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, water-skiing or camping. 

Biggenden Men's Shed

Located beside the main street at the old Railway Yard, the Biggenden Men's Shed group meet Wednesday and Saturdays from 8am - Midday. The group create timber items for sale and offer a safe, social and supportive place for men to meet. 

Events

Biggenden Agricultural Show - 2020 Show cancelled due to COVID-19

Biggenden Apex Rose Festival - date to be confirmed

Biggenden Charity Campdraft - 2020 event cancelled due to COVID-19

ANZAC Dawn Service at Mt Walsh Summit

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Biggenden Men's Shed
Biggenden Men's Shed

Historical and Cultural

National Parks

Scenic Drives
Water Sports and Recreation
The Burnett Circle