Only 170 kms from the Brisbane airport, this rural village of just one thousand people has all the conveniences of life without the drawbacks of the big-city rat race. With fertile farming and grazing lands, state forests and hoop pine plantations, clean country air and elevated away from the worst of the coastal humidity – here is a photographers and birdwatchers delight, and Queensland’s best-kept-secret retirement haven.
Yarraman lies at the junction of the New England and the D’Aguilar Highways, so it is the natural base for exploring the South Burnett and Eastern Downs regions, including the fabulous Bunya Mountains. It is also the end of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, which is very popular with cyclists, hikers, and horse riders. For those seeking a bigger challenge, this trail is now connected through to Nanango, Kingaroy, Kilkivan, and Gympie.
This camper was probably up early enough to spot the platypus family hunting in the lagoon, if he wasn’t distracted by the azure kingfisher whose nest is just out of picture, or the local wallabies bouncing past.
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