Winters Way

Winters Way is of the road built to the Bunya Mountains from the Kumbia side, created by teams including Charlie Winter and his boys. Winters Way sign is on the Bunya Mountains Road, about 9.7km from Bunya Hwy. Looking around near the sign I could not find the plague. I couldn’t really find much information … Read more

7 Mile Diggings

Seven Mile Diggings is an old gold fossicking area, with most of the mining taking place from 1876 to 1900. The population grew to include 700 miners, many of them Chinese. There wasn’t significant amounts of gold found in the area, but alluvial gold can still be found. I have found mentions of garnets and … Read more

Bora Ring (Coolabunia)

The Coolabunia Bora Ring (or Booie Bora Ring) is the larger ring, being about 22 metres in diameter. What Is A Bora Ring? A bora ring is a circle or oval shape with a raised embankment. Bora grounds typically have two rings, one small and one large, but some have three rings. The rings are … Read more


Chimney is the remains of the Mount Clara Smelter built in 1873, one of the earliest to be built in Queensland, and is thought to be the oldest surviving chimney in the mining industry, being built after Peak Downs Smelter, Mount Perry Smelter , and Flanagans Smelter. The smelter was used for copper mined in the … Read more

Historical Burnett Heads Lighthouse

The Historical Burnett Heads Lighthouse is the original lighthouse at Burnett Heads from 1873. Burnett Heads at the time was called Barolin Marine Township. It was re-sited in 1972 for preservation after it was replaced with a more modern automated lighthouse in 1971. Burnett Heads wasn’t it’s first location, first built for Cowan Cowan Point … Read more

Barolin Homestead Historic Site

Barolin Homestead was originally built by Nugent Wade Brown in 1875, named after the area. Barolin was first named Borolin, an aboriginal word meaning ‘land of the Kangaroo’. It was bought by Sidney North Innes in 1912, and being in disrepair was shortly rebuilt, which is what can be seen today. The Innes family subdivided … Read more

Schmeiders Cooperage

Archive: This location is no longer in operation. Schmeider’s Cooperage, operating as Bundy Keds, have moved to Hill St. Head to Bundaberg Rum Distillery  and Bundy Kegs are on the right when you turn into Hill St. Schmeider’s Cooperage is not far from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery , just up the road. At the entrance of … Read more

Garroorigang Historic Home

A beautiful privately owned heritage home on the outskirts of Goulburn NSW where visitors can enjoy a personally guided tour through 157 years of living Australian history in the unique setting of a lived in family home.

Silo Hill

This may be a bit of a cheat, as it isn’t a road authority tourist sign. There is a sign, it is brown with white lettering, and it is interesting so it’s made it in here – as a brown sign! Silo Hill in Stroud is along the Thunderbolt Way. Silo Hill contains 8 underground … Read more

Nat Buchanans Grave

Nat Buchanan’s Grave is in the general cemetery at Walcha in New South Wales. Nat (Nathaniel) was a pastoralist, explorer, and pioneer in Australia with many feats from the 1860s through to the 1890s. A plaque next to his grave credits him with the following accomplishments: 1860-1867 – first to stock and manage Bowen Downs … Read more