First Settlers Park

Waypoint: -26.89043 , 152.13336 GPS: -26.88801 , 152.13641
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Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQCaravansLong RigPowerNo PetsBird WatchingWalking
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
Scott Street
Benarkin QLD 4306
Tel: (07) 4171 0100
  • How showers - may be closed due to vandalism
  • 4 power points – bring a long lead - coin operated
  • Good bird life including Black Cockatoos
  • Even your little folding bike can handle the Rail Trail. Enjoy!
  • There is a dump point at the entrance to the showground (4km)
  • Showers $2

Driving Directions

4km east of Blackbutt on D'Agular Highway

The First Settlers Park is a free overnighter in Benarkin. The rest area has hot showers and there are 4 power points available for use by caravans. Power is coin operated, 3 hours for $2.
The Blackbutt to Linville Rail Trail runs behind the Benarkin camping area. The Benarkin to Linville Station section is 18 kilometers long. Features include pockets of remnant hoop pine rainforest, mountain ridges and giant grass trees.

Benarkin has a general store which is directly opposite the rest area. The town has a population of about 200 residents. The cost of diesel is about the same as Brisbane's lower prices.

Excellent track for both walking & bike riding.

Rail Trail to Blackbutt 4.7Km easy almost flat walk, 2 1/2 hours return.
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you can now stay here for a couple of nights new showers and toilets were just built about 6 mouths ago
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