No­mads are spend­ing big bucks in Biggen­den

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS TOURISM -

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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