INTRODUCTION
The name Woodenbong comes from the Githibul word Widgenbong- meaning wood ducks on water.

A lagoon in the township is associated with a djurebil for guruman (kangaroo). Although several versions exist for this legend, they all agree that a balugan (hero) lived at The Glen, where the Mount Lindsay Highway crosses the state border. His aunt insisted on holding the kangaroo net during a hunt, but a big kangaroo hopped away dragging the net and the aunt with him. Wherever the kangaroo rested, a swamp or lagoon formed, until he finally landed near the sawmill in Woodenbong, at the lagoon known as "Bainmabal". The kangaroo and the aunt became spirits living in the lagoon, and the aunt is now a derangan (ogress).

The traditional Australian country village of Woodenbong is set against a backdrop of World Heritage National Parks and prominent ancient volcanic peaks.

Located two hours south west of Brisbane and two hours west of the Gold Coast, the economy of Woodenbong is largely based on the timber, dairy, and beef industries. However, as the secrets of the Upper Clarence become wider known, tourism is becoming increasingly important.

As expected in such a perfect setting, native wildlife is abundant. Many a visitor has left with personal stories of encounters with kangaroos, koalas, native cats, scrub turkeys, lyre birds, wedge tailed eagles, platypus, dingoes, and a wide variety of birdlife.
Local friendly accommodation is available, and in addition to the longer regional Tourist Drives, there are a number of short day trips to explore the immediate surrounds.

North Yabbra Forest Loop Road / Yabbra Picnic Area

Commence the trip on this forestry road by turning right from the highway into Boomi Creek Road, just east of Woodenbong, and following the signposts on a gravel loop road to Urbenville, The road passes through a variety of forest types (dry hardwood, moist hardwood, rainforest).

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