The Boyne Valley is an hour’s drive from Gladstone in Central Queensland, Australia. It is a rural community with the small townships of Nagoorin, Ubobo, Builyan and Many Peaks dotted along the Boyne River, which is the lifeblood of the valley. Many services and facilities, including a health clinic, primary schools, general store, post office agency, hotel, churches, automotive repairs, halls and public toilets, service clubs, sports grounds, camping and accommodation are available, with easy access, via bitumen highway 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 Blackman’s Gap Road.
Beef and sawmilling are the main industries, with dairying, irrigated crops and mining, contributing to the economy. The Boyne River, Awoonga Dam and a network of National Parks and forests combine to create a place of great natural beauty and encourage tourism. New residents arriving in the Valley in recent years have found the Valley to be a great place to build a home and retire or an easy place from which to commute to work.
A great lifestyle, away, but not too far from the madding crowd, is the essential attraction to the Boyne Valley. Visitors will enjoy leisure activities in a beautiful setting, whether on the river or in the ranges. Check the Events, Organisations, or Facilities pages.
One can:- swim, canoe & fish local watercourses; go boating on Awoonga Dam; explore our past at the Historical Cottage, Ubobo; take a 4WD rainforest tour to the 'Beautiful Betsy' crash site on the Kroombit Tops; explore gold mine remains at Norton & Glassford; and visit the old Many Peaks Railway Dam & rail tunnels. After a day of adventure you will find a place to stay & have a cold drink at the Grand Hotel, Many Peaks, or relax at the Discovery Centre at Ubobo.
Please browse the pages of this site.
Information about National Parks, neighbouring shires & holiday destinations, local government, etc is available at the Links page.
Visit the Discovery Centre, Ubobo, blog
Thanks to “Boyne Valley District News” for much of the information in these lists.
TUESDAYS: B.V. Cottage Craft Group meet at QCWA Hall, Ubobo, at 9am.
EVERYDAY: Grand Hotel is open, with counter meals Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12pm -2pm & 6pm – 8pm, and great counter meals Sunday, 11am to 2.30pm.
SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: Church service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ubobo, 4.30pm.
THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: Church service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ubobo, 10.30am.
BMPCDA: 3rd Monday every month – 7.30pm.
Builyan SS P&C: 3rd Wednesday every month – 3.15pm.
Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre: 3rd Monday every month – 3.30pm.
Boyne Valley Historical Society Inc: 2nd Sunday every month – 2pm.
Boyne Valley Cottage Craft Group: as needed.
Boyne Valley Branch QCWA: 3rd Monday every month – midday.
Boyne Valley Lions Club: 1st Thursday every month – 7.30pm.
Boyne Valley Rural Fire Brigade: as needed.
Nagoorin P&C Assoc: 3rd Wednesday every month 3.15pm.
Nagoorin Progress Assoc: as needed.
Many Peaks Rural Fire Brigade; as needed
Ubobo SS P&C Assoc: 3nd Friday every month 3.15pm.
Ubobo Progress Assoc: as needed