Blackbutt is often referred to as the “Timber Town” of the South Burnett. The town is named after “eucalyptus pilularis” trees commonly known as “blackbutt”.
The Blackbutt range – one of nature’s stunning creations – begins the journey into the inland beauty known as Blackbutt. Tradition has it that in years gone by, the top of the range was a favourite dwelling for the Aboriginal tribes that roamed the area.
Blackbutt has a long and rich history associated with timber and agriculture with crops of avocadoes, olives and macadamia farms.
Blackbutt boasts a variety of stores and accommodation options and interesting places to explore including the Roy Emerson museum, Nukku Nook, Wiikirri retreat, the famous Blackbutt Bakery, Bunya Nut Café, a regional cellar door operating from Blackbutt Art gallery and camping and caravan sites at the showgrounds. There is also an entrance point into the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Blackbutt located near the Blackbutt showgrounds.
Boasting a vibrant cultural and social lifestyle Blackbutt, welcomes Spring in style each year with the Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Avocado Festival held the second weekend in September.
Today the Blackbutt area is becoming a popular tree-change destination for many seeking a more quality lifestyle. The area continues to grow and prosper. Blackbutt has a strong, active Historical Association who works hard to preserve the history of the area.
When visiting Blackbutt take the time to enjoy the town, local produce and experience a great outdoor adventure on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
Things to do
- Blackbutt Art Gallery
- Jessie’s Well historical Park Precinct
- Taromeo Station – walled private cemetery
- Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
- Roy Emerson Museum
- Savour a famous Blackbutt Bakery pie