A terrific way to experience country life, the rural villages to the north of the shire may seem small but they are the big heart of their community.
Biloela to Jambin
Biloela to Jambin 28 KM | 30 MIN
Head north on the Burnett Highway for 28 km until you reach Jambin. The Jambin Hotel is on the highway. Weekends are a chance to take to the skies with a scenic glider flight.
Local events at the Jambin Recreation Reserve on the Burnett Highway include the Last weekend in May, the Champagne Campdraft, and second weekend in June, Working Cattle Dog trials.
Spots of interest include:
- Monument to early cotton pioneers, 32 km north at the Dixalea-Deeford Road
- Jambin Cemetery
- Don River crossing, 22km north along the highway
- Jambin Cemetery
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Jambin to Dululu
Jambin to Dululu 44.5 kM | 30 MIN
The Dululu pub is a famous watering hole for its steaks and heritage ambience. However, restorations to the inside are underway after fire damage in 2015. It’s worth swinging past – you might find the pub re-opened. The village has a travellers’ rest area and the Dee River meanders along the outskirts of the town. Dululu is the centre of rural farming in the area, including stud cattle, horses, pigs, squab, agriculture, lucerne, grains, eggs, flowers and citrus orchards. Between April and October, a short drive east (2 km) along Mt Morgan Road the local orchard sells the freshest citrus fruit you’ll ever find.
Dululu still holds the record for the highest priced Bull, fetching some $300,000 at an auction in 2006.
Dululu to Wowan
Dululu to Wowan 10 KM | 10 MIN
Wowan Commercial Hotel is located right next to the Leichhardt Highway. Perched on the bank of Pocket Creek, Wowan is rich with native flora and fauna. Take the time to drive around the village. There’s some wonderful examples of the well-maintained old weatherboard buildings. Drop into the Wowan Museum, it’s a little gem full of local history.
Wowan to Goovigen
Wowan to Goovigen 39 KM | 30 MIN
Follow the road through the rural landscapes for 19 km until you reach Goovigen. As you enter this village, nestled amongst numerous agricultural properties, you’ll find Engel Homestead and the recently restored Percy Schluter Memorial Historic School of Arts building -now a home for local history, both open to the public by calling 4996 5146. At the ‘T’ junction turn right into Goovigen.
A few hundred metres along on your left, you’ll find the Goovigen Royal Hotel. Pop in and see John, enjoy a meal and check out their camping site across the road.
Goovigen to Biloela
Goovigen to Biloela 38 KM | 25 MIN
Turn Left onto the Biloela Duaringa Road next to the Goovigen Hotel and head 10 km south to Jambin.
Turn right onto the Burnett Highway and continue 28 km south to Biloela.