Ban Ban Springs, Qld

Ban Ban Springs is on Burnett Highway (A3) and Isis Highway (52)



Mural at Ban Ban Springs
Photo by Mattinbgn

Ban Ban Springs sits at the junction of the Burnett and Isis Highways. There are a series of springs at the base of the Bin Bin Range (Seven Sisters Hills), and the spring water runs into a wetlands which are full of native plants and wildlife. These natural springs provided water for the Wakka Wakka Indigenous people and it was the place where they would come to meet, to marry and to trade.

Ban Ban Springs is a sacred site and has a Dreamtime association with the Rainbow Serpent which is believed to have surfaced there. It spoke to the elders of the tribe telling them the secrets of the sacred waters and how to use it. The Rainbow Serpent also told of talks he had had with the Seven Sisters and of the wonders he had seen while making the pathways for the sacred water to flow in this area. This legend is retold on a mural erected at the site by elders, Mavis Hawkins and Dennis and Daniel Cobbo of the Wakka Wakka tribe and their people.

Ban Ban Springs Visitor Information

The visitor information centre for Ban Ban Springs can be found in Gayndah.

Gayndah Visitor Information Centre

Gayndah Museum,
8 Simon Street,
Gayndah QLD 4625

Phone: (07) 4161 2226

secretary.gayndahmuseum@gmail.com
https://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au

Map of Ban Ban Springs

Ban Ban Springs Photos

This page last reviewed on 7 Dec 2016