Welcome to Yarraman, a picturesque country town at the junction of the D’Aguilar Highway (17) and the New England Highway (A3). We are about two hours drive from Brisbane, a little over two hours from the Sunshine Coast and less than an hour from the Bunya Mountains National Park. The Palms National Park (known locally as Boldery Park) is another National Park only a half an hour from Yarraman. It is a relaxed country town and most of its CBD is built on the side of a steep hill and at an elevation of about 480 metres above sea level has a low humidity climate of cool summers and brisk winters.
Yarraman is believed to be an Aboriginal word for “wild horse”. In the early 1900’s it was known as Yarraman Creek and was named Yarraman in 1914 by the Railways Department.
Set in a fertile valley, agriculture has long been a key element of the area with dairying, cropping of navy beans (baked beans), peanuts, corn, sorghum and other grains although grain cropping has almost ceased. In recent years some have diversified to include Queensland Nut (the original name for Macadamias) and Avocados. Grazing of beef cattle features strongly in the region. With a background steep in history, the timber industry has long been part of the Yarraman region. Today we are a Hoop Pine town surrounded by rolling hills, rich farms and forests.
There are many forest trails and bush walks around Yarraman for the nature lover that are within walking distance of the centre of town. An extensive range of wildlife can be viewed in Yarraman’s surrounds including Bower Birds, King Parrots, Wallabies, Platypus and the largest remaining population of the near threatened Black-breasted button quail.
In and around Yarraman there are a large number of fascinating places to visit and interesting things to do including Winneries, Farm visits and stays, local and natural museums, gold fossicking, the Tarong Power Station, National Parks, walk or ride the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Yarraman is the trail head of the BVRT), visit the Motocross Parks or freshwater fishing in the creeks and dams around the area.