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, a coffee at Kirsten’s Cottage or relax at the Discovery Centre at Ubobo.
A showcase of the arts, crafts, musicians, produce, home made goodies, hobbies, collections, businesses, community groups, etc of the Boyne Valley.
Please browse the pages of this site.
Thanks to “Boyne Valley District News” for much of the information in these lists.
Open hours: Last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm (starting March 2018)
The first Open Day will be on the 4th of March, and then Sunday 25th March.
Boyne Valley Social Netball
All adults& teenagers, male & female can join in.Wednesday afternoons, 5pm. Ubobo SS Courts.No formal teams, just turn up and play. All ability levels welcome!
QCWA Boyne Valley Kids Club
Mondays – 3.30pm
Homework help; reading; craft; activities.
Afternoon Tea is provided. Contact Kellie 49741161 or Rhonda 49741310.
Boyne Valley Country Markets
Kirsten’s Cottage, Pine St. Builyan. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 4th Sunday of the Month. Phone 49741196. Free sites available.
Gladstone Regional Library “Out & About” Van Visits:
each of the three schools on the Mondays below.
Books, movies, CD’s etc. Book ahead online or phone 49766400.
Feb 6th & 20th; March 6th & 20th; April 3rd; May 15th & 29th; June 12th; July 10th & 24th; Aug 7th & 21st; Sept 24th; Oct 16th & 30th; Nov 13th & 27th; Dec 11th.
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 month: Church service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Ubobo, 4 pm.
Third Sunday of month: Church service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ubobo, 10.30am.
BMPCDA: 3rd Monday every month. Builyan Hall – 7.30pm. Contact Frank: 49741249
Boyne Valley Cottage Craft Group: Each Tuesday, Nagoorin Progress Hall. 9 a.m. Contact Joyce: 49741431
Boyne Valley Adventure Club: Outings throught the year. Contact Dennis: 49741267
Builyan SS P&C: 1st Wednesday every month – 3.15pm. Contact Bec 49741121
Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre: 3rd Monday every month – 3.30pm. Contact Rhonda: 49741310
Boyne Valley Historical Society Inc: as needed. Contact Ron: 49741239
Boyne Valley QCWA: Meetings held as advertised. Contact Margaret: 49741212
Boyne Valley Lions Club: 1st Thursday every month, QCWA Hall, Ubobo – 7.30pm. Contact Heidi: 49741193
Boyne Valley Rural Fire Brigade: as needed. Contact Kelvin: 49741266
Nagoorin SS P&C Assoc: 3rd Wednesday every month 3.15pm. Contact Kellie: 49741161
Nagoorin Progress Assoc: as needed. Contact Ross: 49741341
Many Peaks Rural Fire Brigade; as needed. Contact Frank: 49741249
Ubobo SS P&C Assoc: 3nd Thursday of month 3.15pm. Contact Sarah 49741392
Ubobo Progress Assoc: First Wednesday each month, Ubobo Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. Contact Maragret 49741212
Boyne Valley Community Forum; 2nd Thursday of the month, 6.30pm. Venue on rotation:- Nagoorin Hall, Grand Hotel Many Peaks, Builyan Hall, Memorial Hall Ubobo.