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The Gums, QLD

Where the Leichhardt Highway and the TaraSurat roads meet, The Gums is a tiny settlement worth more than a second look. The quaint historic church and tiny bush school date back to early 20th Century.

Wattle Downs Host Farm offers award winning accommodation. Guests are encouraged to join in on the fun and adventures of every day farm life on this beautiful working stud Merino sheep, grazing and grain property.

Wollambi Farm Tours are also worth a visit, with its interesting mix of militaria displays and farm life. The farm has adopted a native wildlife preservation programme, creating an excellent opportunity to observe native flora and fauna.

Also see native birds, flora and fauna at The Gums Nature Reserve.

Nearest Airport: Wattle Downs Host Farm private strip

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Golfing
  • Golfing
  • Wildlife

About The Gums

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • The Gums Postcode: 4406
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Southern Queensland Country
  • Latitude: -27.34353
  • Longitude: 150.18745
  • Elevation: 287m
  • Population: 159
  • Median Income: $25272
  • Area (Sq/km): 1084.399
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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