BlackbuttBlackbutt is an attractive small town surrounded by native forests, Situated on the D'Aguilar Highway, at the southern entrance to the South Burnett. 'Blackbutt' is the common name for the Eucalyptus Piluralis tree, native to the area. Often referred to as the 'Timber town', Blackbutt has a strong association with the timber industry dating back to the mid-1800s when European settlers first arrived here.
In town you will find businesses to cater for your meals and breaks, provisions, fuel and service needs and some beautiful hosted accommodation. Enjoy your own private, self-contained cottage or a secluded hosted retreat set in luxurious private gardens. Blackbutt and surrounds has a multitude of experiences waiting for you, from excellent home-cooked cuisine, to camp oven dinners, leisurely activities and local area attractions. Blackbutt has also become a renowned artistic precinct.
Opposite the township of Benarkin, located in Benarkin State Forest is Emu Creek State Forest Park. This is a perfect camping spot for a couple of nights or for enjoying a picnic alongside the creek. Walk or drive through native forests and pine plantations - as you wander the countryside, listen for the distinct call of the Bellbird. At nearby Taromeo you will find Jessie's Well, a historic watering spot, and Taromeo Station, where many original buildings and a stone walled cemetery classified by the National Trust are available to visit by appointment.