The mighty Boyne Valley is made up of four small communities (Nagoorin, Ubobo, Builyan and Many Peaks) which have withstood the test of time. Only an hours drive from Gladstone these communities are dotted along the Boyne River which is at the heart of the valley. The scenic valley was put on the map by gold and copper in the late 1800s, but is now better known for its timber and agricultural industries
If you’re looking to get off the usual touring route, enjoy some authentic country hospitality and learn about the hard work and determination of early settlers. Their descendants will happily share a yarn with you over a cool drink at one of the general stores or pubs.
The Boyne Valley Historical Society Cottage, located in the heart of Ubobo, provides interesting and informative personalised tours for those interested in reliving the history of the area. When driving through the valley, why not stop and unwind at picnic spots at Futter Creek or camp beside Lake Awoonga at Boynedale Bush Camp.
Access: There is convenient access via bitumen highway Number 69 from Calliope in the north or Monto in the south. Access is also available from Miriam Vale on the Bruce Highway, via the partly sealed Blackmans Gap Road over the Many Peaks Range.