Originally a Degilbo Creek rest-stop for coach passengers travelling west from Maryborough, the township of Biggenden - including the intriguingly named Live And Let Live Inn - moved to a new location alongside the railway station when the rail line arrived in 1891.
Biggenden remains a convenient stopover for travellers and becomes a destination in its own right when it stages its Rose Festival every second September.
Its proximity to Mt Walsh and Coalstoun National Parks also attracts both experienced and casual bushwalkers. The Mt Walsh park, which is 8km south of Biggenden, is set round the 645m peak and the Bluff Range. It is a wilderness park with rugged cliffs, deep gorges and scrub-filled gullies through which walking tracks wind.
Eighteen km west of the town the spectacular Chowey Bridge shades a leisurely picnic spot while tours of the nearby magnetite mine can be arranged.