Gympie is most famously known as the town which saved Queensland from bankruptcy when James Nash first discovered gold. Surrounded by charming historical buildings, it’s not hard to step back in time to the gold mining days. To this day, holiday makers are still making their way to Gympie to try their luck panning for gold in the Mary River. Gold panning is a great excursion to be enjoyed by the whole family and provides great educational fun for the kids. People are still striking gold with the help of gold fossicking equipment that can be hired from the tourism information centres in Gympie. To find out more about gold fossicking and obtaining a gold fossicking license, please call 1800 555 444 and visit our information centres.
The town of Gympie is the golden gateway to many other treasures, such as the beautiful Rainbow Beach, which was recently named one of Australia’s top beaches. Travelling though Gympie to Inskip Point provides the fastest access point to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island when travelling from Brisbane or Sunshine Coast airports.
The town of Gympie itself is beautifully presented with several well-maintained, manicured gardens, picturesque duck ponds with a state-of-art all abilities playground and family picnic areas. Stroll though the main street and visit the many boutique stores and have a coffee at one of the gourmet cafes that line culturally-rich main street of Mary Street.