BIG BOOST TO REGION: Tourism is on the rise in Biggenden especially during the winter season.
BIG BOOST TO REGION: Tourism is on the rise in Biggenden especially during the winter season. Erica Murree

Nomads are spending big bucks in Biggenden

PLENTY of tourists come and visit this part of the North Burnett at the former Biggenden railway, with trade doing exceptionally well this season.

Around $16,000 has been injected into the economy through tourism in the past two months, according to the Biggenden Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce treasurer Amanda Hall said she was pleased with the outcome this season.

"We open a stop over at the old railway and every winter it gets better and better. We've had around 360 come each year, so almost one a day,” Mrs Hall said.

"All the shops are doing well and they're giving back to the economy, which is positive news for the community.”

She said the nomads tend to visit Biggenden as it is a good jumping-off point for surrounding sites.

"Usually you see numbers pick up from June onwards and it's a shortcut through everywhere. You have Paradise Dam and many other tourist attractions,” Mrs Hall said.

"We had around 10 nomads stay on Tuesday night and more expected in the coming days.”


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