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:

    Coulson Street, Blackbutt
    4306, QLD

    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:

      Coulson Street, Blackbutt
      4306, QLD

      LOCATION:

      Bowman Road, Blackbutt
      4306, QLD

      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

      Blackbutt Woodfired Bakery

      Blackbutt Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway & Function Centre