Roy Emerson Museum

    The Roy Emerson Museum is situated in Blackbutt, high on the Great Divide, approximately 180 kilometres North West of Brisbane and adjacent to the very popular Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

    The building was the original Nukku State School where tennis great Roy Emerson completed his primary years.

    There are many photos and stories about Roy as well as the life size bronze statue situated at the Nukku Nook precinct. The museum houses a collection of photos and memorabilia from the days of local timber getting, early schooling, farming and the building of the railway.

    The old Nukku Siding, with refurbishment almost finished, takes pride of place behind the museum. They are presently laying track in the hope they can access a carriage, completing the stage, so to speak.

    There are many old videos to sit and watch; the timber industry, rail building, tennis matches from last century and the restoration of the severely, flood damaged Taromeo Cemetery.

    Tag-along-tours are another feature conducted by this band of passionate members with visits to Taromeo Station, Jessie’s Well, Hill 60 and local Bora and Kippa rings. The museum is open 9.30am to 3.30pm daily and all visitors are made most welcome.

    LOCATION:

    Bowman Road, Blackbutt
    4306, QLD

    Phone: 0741630146 / 0741630146

    royemersonmuseum@gmail.com

    The R and R Rail Trail Experience

      The R and R Rail Trail Experience are a range of duathlon events (run and ride) on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) starting and finishing at the Blackbutt Showgrounds.

      The events derived from the passionate BVRT Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are local volunteers who love and help look after this section of the BVRT. The original train line was built in the 1880’s to transport timber, milk and beef to Brisbane and to supply farmers and rail towns. The last service was in 1989. But the rail trail is now a thriving public thoroughfare for walkers, runners, bike riders and horse riders.

      The R and R duathlon events encourage participants with all abilities and to part, especially newcomers to the sport. The day is a great rural festive day of exercise and friendship.

      Events are:
      Linville Loop – 22 kilometre run-22 kilometre ride.
      Classic duathlon – 4 kilometre run-18 kilometre ride-1 kilometre run.
      Fun Run – 8 kilometres.

      LOCATION:

      Bowman Road, Blackbutt
      4306, QLD

      LOCATION:

      23 Bowman Road, Blackbutt
      4306, QLD

      Blackbutt Avocado Festival

        The small rural Queensland town of Blackbutt comes alive in September for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival.

        The Festival celebrates all things Blackbutt, in particular, their bloomin’ beautiful Blackbutt avocados -the sweetest and finest avocados you will ever find.

        Festival goers will have the opportunity to visit “Avo Central” where they will learn how to cook, eat and grow avocados. Everything avocado featuring Blackbutt avos will amaze and entertain all. Join in the avo juggling and other avo games and tests of skill. Make sure you have a roll or two in the famous Blackbutt Avo Roll and be in the roll for a AUD1,000 first prize for closest to the pin.

        But the Festival is much more than that. Live music, street entertainment, free kids activities, historical guided tours, a grand street parade and much, much more.

        Don’t miss it. Visit the website or the Facebook page for more information.

        LOCATION:

        Bowman Road, Blackbutt
        4306, QLD

        LOCATION:

        23 Bowman Road, Blackbutt
        4306, QLD

        LOCATION:

        Coulson Street, Blackbutt
        4306, QLD

        South Burnett Unpacked 7

        Autumn has arrived and the change in season brings the opportunity to experience the comfort and serenity of the South Burnett country side. With the cooler weather upon us,  explore the region’s best country walks, taste fresh seasonal produce and locally-made wines, and stay in cosy charming accommodation.

        The South Burnett is the place to visit this Autumn and we want to show you the best of the region.

        Discover South Burnett is  kicking off the Autumn Tourism Season with a party to launch the new look South Burnett Touring Guide in Blackbutt on Saturday the 30th March.  Everyone is invited and we welcome you to join us and celebrate everything that is great about the South Burnett. We want you to spread the word and make this a celebration to be remembered;  with live entertainment, demonstrations, competitions and prizes and local food and wine.

        This will be a great family day out with jumping castles and face painting for the little ones. Join us on Saturday 30th March  at Blackbutt Hall from 9am to 1pm. For more information call Sarah or Stacey on 4189 9100

        Become a tourist in your own town.

        Two Bakeries Bike Ride

        Earlier this month the team from Eat Well Travel Often took to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to visit 2 bakeries in the South Burnett (Blackbutt and Yarraman).

        It’s a long way to go for a pie but the team enjoyed themselves and took some of the sights of the South Burnett.

        Click on the LINK to read about their adventure and the yummy goodies that enjoyed during their travel.

        Blackbutt Motel

        69 Coulson Street, Blackbutt

        Ph: (07) 4163 0500

        Hotel Radnor

        Cnr Hart and Coulson Street, Blackbutt

        Ph: (07) 4163 0203

        www.hotelradnor.com.au

        Wiikirri Bed and Breakfast Retreat

        15 Bowman Road

        BLACKBUTT   Qld  4306

        Phone: (07) 4170 0395

        Email: Julie_terry@wiikirriretreat.com.au

        Website: www.wiikirriretreat.com.au

        Edelweiss B&B

        99 Anita Road, Blackbutt

        Phone: (07) 4170 0139

        www.edelweiss-bnb.com.au

         

         

        Hotel Radnor Accommodation & Meals

        Blackbutt Oasis Coulson

        Bunya Nut Cafe

        Blackbutt Woodfired Bakery

        Blackbutt Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway & Function Centre

        Ph: (07) 4163 0872