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Bigger Big Rig and Tree Walk

Project overview

The Big Rig pays homage to Australia’s first discovery of oil and gas. This new experience has a strong focus on adventure and stimulates the imagination of STEM enthusiasts.

The 40 metre observation tower will complement existing attractions - The Oil Patch, a self-guided outdoor museum and The Big Rig Night Show and includes a 100-metre tree walk. Starting at The Big Rig, visitors can travel to the Oil Patch Museum and then native vegetation along the Bungil Creek.

The walk incorporates audio-visual elements that align with the Australian Curriculum and focus on a STEM engagement experience. Visitors will see highlights of Outback Queensland while travelling to the top of the tower.


  • Forecast to increase visitation by over 50%

  • Forecast to grow the local economy by $3.3 million each year

  • Offer education experiences to STEM students

Last updated: 15 Jul 2021