Monto Magic supports the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail group in its endeavour to create a rail trail within our beautiful region. The following link will provide you with further information on this project. Railway Tunnels, Dawes Range between Golimbal and Barimoon sidings
The first gold was found in Monal in 1891 and the official gold field was proclaimed 1892. Mining for gold ceased in about 1912 but resumed on a small scale in the mid 1930’s. The Monal Town Reserve was established in 1910. The first Steam Boiler was brought by horse team from Mt Perry by… Read More »
Wow – what an event. We are so proud to have been able to bring The Legend and the Locals to Monto in 2017. Take a look at the highlights clip that was created for us. We hope that you enjoy!!!
Wuruma Dam is located on the Nogo River approximately 60kms from Monto. The primary purpose is to provide water for farmland and townships along the Burnett River downstream of the dam for 160km. It also provides a tranquil environment for camping which is managed by Sunwater. (See the Sunwater website for further details regarding length… Read More »
Photo Courtesy – Meagan Ellerton Did you know that the Bicentennial National Trail winds its way through the North Burnett and more specifically the Monto region? The Bicentennial National Trail is a collection of trails and tracks that begins in Cooktown in Queensland and ends in Healesville in Victoria, a journey of over 5300kms. The… Read More »
Miss Bella Southern has been invited to be an integral part of the renowned entertainment show Rooftop Express which incorporates animals such as bulls, horses and working dogs which will perform at the Brisbane Ekka in August of 2017. We love it when our locals make it big. Good Luck Bella!!!!
Monto Magic Tourism has some busy months ahead. I had a successful meeting with Mark from Opera Queensland and we are ready to go to promote this exciting event. Put Sunday 3 September, on your calendars for AN EVENING WITH Opera Q. This event will be a wonderful experience. We are looking for volunteers to… Read More »
The Selene hall was built because the school grounds became infested with bindies. None of the kids wore shoes to school so they decided to build the hall so the kids would have somewhere to play. The money to build the hall was raised by selling 5 pound debentures to the parents and others. When… Read More »
Coal was discovered at Selene, south of the new settlement of Monto, about 1925 by Jonas Thomas who was a Welshman and owned the farm were the mine is. He was sinking a well at the time. He got quite excited about the discovery as he was an experienced miner himself. His family back in… Read More »
Another busy week in Monto. ANZAC DAY. The community gathered for the Anzac Day Remembrance ceremonies. It is fantastic that this day is still held to remember the sacrifice of so many so we may have the wonderful life we enjoy today. Annual Monto Show The show events began with a delicious High Tea last Sunday… Read More »