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    Discover a region rich in diversity and natural wonders

    The Gympie region covers a vast area of different landscapes ranging from white powder beaches to majestic hinterlands – all just waiting to be explored. Its area expands from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Gympie and the Mary Valley out to the rural towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri. It’s also offers the easiest way to access World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. With such diversity, every holiday seeker is sure to find something they love in the Gympie region - find out what to do in the region with our play section.

    It is hard to imagine that you can escape the city crowds and feel ‘a world away’ when Gympie – the region’s main business hub – is just an hour’s drive from the popular holiday destination of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast airport, and an easy two-hour drive from Brisbane city’s international airport.

    Easy to access and rich in natural wonders, the region of Gympie offers the perfect holiday, weekend escape and city break experience.

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    National Parks


    From the long stretches of coastline to the undulating hills and valleys, the Gympie Region has a wonderful diverse landscape.  You can get up close to nature in one of our expansive national and state parks and go driving, walking and camping with family and friends.  Dogs (on a leash) are also allowed in some areas.

    Great Sandy National Park
    Also known as the Cooloola Recreation Area, this park encompasses the Cooloola sand mass and Fraser Island.  Cooloola offers something for all visitors.  Four-wheel drive past towering coastal sand cliffs and coloured sands on the Great Beach Drive, fish straight from the ocean, beach camp close to the ocean, canoe on tranquil waterways, hike through rainforest remnants and across vast sandblows and camp among blooming wildflowers.  Four wheel drive access is available from Rainbow Beach or Noosa.

    Brooyar State Forest
    Take a stroll through open forest and rainforest at Glastonbury Creek twenty minutes North West of Gympie.  In summer, feast your eyes on the forest colours; rich red and yellow flowers of black bean trees and vivid orange flower spikes of silky oaks.  You can camp beside the creek and relax amongst the hoop pines and eucalyptus trees.  Dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a leash.

    Amamoor State Forest
    Known for its riverine rainforests, Hoop and Bunya Pine plantations and scenic walking tracks, Amamoor State Forest is 24 km South West of Gympie. Popular walks include a short path (with wheelchair access) to a platypus viewing platform, a 1 km return rainforest walk and, for experienced hikers, the 4.6 km Cedar Grove trail.  The forest is the traditional home of the Kabi Kabi people.  There are two camping areas- Cedar Grove and the dog friendly Amamoor Creek.

    Mudlo National Park
    From Kilkivan take an 8 km drive North to Mudlo Gap for excellent views.  This national park protects one of the area's few remaining stands of Hoop Pine rainforest.  Enjoy a picnic and walk beside Scrubby Creek.  The Mudlo Gap track is steep with many steps, with part of the track being wheel chair accessible.

    Woondum National Park
    Located 15 minute drive South East of Gympie, this subtropical rainforest is where Woondum and Boulder Creeks join together in a series of picturesque rock pools.  Walk through rainforest and rock hop across Boulder Creek. Explore diverse forest types on the off road tracks.  Amenities and picnic areas are provided.

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