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As the heritage and cultural centre of the Cooloola Region, Gympie boasts a tradition that few areas in Queensland can offer. A city of 16,000 people, Gympie offers the warm hospitality of a country town with all the modern conveniences.

Known as the ‘Town that Saved Queensland’, Gympie’s proud heritage began in 1867 with the discovery of gold by prospector James Nash at the site now occupied by the Town Hall. At the time, Queensland was facing bankruptcy due to drought and the fall in wool prices. However, Nash made the five day journey down the Mary River from Maryborough and, after digging up 75 ounces of gold in six days, staked his claim. The Gympie Gold Rush was on, injecting the boost to the Queensland economy that enabled the colony to survive.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 160 Kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Gympie

  • Abseiling
  • Art and Craft making
  • Mountain Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fossicking
  • Fruit Picking
  • Gambling
  • Gliding
  • Gold prospecting
  • Golfing
  • Horseriding
  • Industrial
  • Skating
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Bush Tucker
  • Walking
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Adventure
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Rail
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Tourism Sunshine Coast

Nearest Airport: Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore

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