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Cooyar, QLD

Cooyar is a small town in the Rosalie Shire, located north of Toowoomba on the New England Highway.

The suspension bridge is a real talking point in this town. It was rebuilt in 1988 after a devastating flood swept away the previous bridge, a local hall, three houses and several cars. The bridge is located in Swinging Bridge Park in Cooyar, a short distance from the Cooyar Hotel. A general store and toilet facilities are available nearby.

Cooyar’s yearly show features great country show competitions, including the night rodeo. Cooyar also boasts the tiny Palms national Park, which preserves remnant rainforest and a stand of piccabeen palms in a spring-fed gully.

Nearest Airport: Toowoomba

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bush Walking
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Off Road Driving
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

About Cooyar

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Cooyar Postcode: 4402
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Southern Queensland Country
  • Latitude: -26.98309
  • Longitude: 151.83234
  • Elevation: 434m
  • Population: 224
  • Median Income: $20072
  • Area (Sq/km): 94.589
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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