Benarkin is a town in South Burnett Region,
Queensland, Australia. The nearby town of
Blackbutt is the origin of the town and the two
towns are often referred to as the joint entity
Blackbutt-Benarkin. In the 2011 census, the towns
of Benarkin and Blackbutt recorded a combined
population of 1,055.
Benarkin is a small village that is by-passed by the
D'Aguilar Highway. Benarkin is located on top of
the Blackbutt Range at the eastern gateway to
Queensland's South Burnett region with views over
the Brisbane Valley and on to Sunshine Coast
Hinterland. It is serviced by a general store with
liquour outlet, post office and takeaway shop.