GYMPIE CITY AND SURROUNDS

It’s clear to see that heritage runs deep here.

Elegant, turn of the century buildings and a succession of charming Queenslander homes remind us of our golden beginnings way back in 1867 when gold was first discovered here and we were the richest town in Queensland!

Our museums, art gallery, parks and heritage railway are reminiscent of a bygone era but there’s another side to us too.

Our modern café culture, quaint antique and specialty shops and our weekend markets provide plenty of opportunities to get to know us better.

So take some time to get to know us – there’s more to Gympie City than you might imagine!

The Gympie Region.  You’re welcome.

GYMPIE CITY AND SURROUNDS

Elegant, turn of the century buildings and a succession of charming Queenslander homes remind us of our golden beginnings way back in 1867 when gold was first discovered here and we were the richest town in Queensland!

A HUG IN A MUG

Coffee’s always much better with a friend!

In Gympie City, our coffee culture has really come-of-age with some seriously chic cafes springing up all over the city. 

 So, we recommend grabbing life “by the beans” and getting out there to enjoy more of what this city has to offer (BYO friend!).

 

SPECIALTY Shopping

Buyers beware!

Boutique collectables, timeless treasures and curio shopping are things we do really well here; and we’re also a “must” for lovers of antique, retro and second hand shopping.

Yes, we’ve got the shopping-mall shops that you’d expect in a city but, we’ve also got an impressive number of one-of-a-kind homeware, fashion and specialty shops. For fresh country fare, our Duck Pond and Gympie Showground markets are open weekend about.

TRAIL BLAZING

We love our River to Rail Trail and it’s becoming a real thing to do here in Gympie City.

Nine kilometres of sealed and unsealed pathways that connect the Mary River, Gympie City and the Historic Gympie Station.

Walk it in sections, or pack your bikes and do the entire loop with a café stop along the way.

Littlies, look out for the rock art hidden along the trail.  We don’t know who’s put them there, but it’s a fun treasure hunt.   Or, paint your own rocks and hide them along the track too.

Gympie Aquatic Centre

We’re very proud of our new Aquatic Centre.  We call it the ARC and in summer you’ll find us here enjoying the colourful water slides, outdoor pools and the splash fountain play area.

With a state-of-the-art gymnasium, café and an indoor heated pool, serious swimmers use it all year round.  We head for the serious sun loungers and a relaxing afternoon!

PANNING FOR GOLD

 Step back in time to our gold mining days and try your hand at panning for gold. The city’s Gold Mine Museum is the perfect starting point for an “apprentice panner”.   For the more serious fossicker, grab your license (and panning gear) from our Visitor Information Centre and go for gold!

The largest ever find in Gympie City weighed 30 kgs and today would be worth more than $2 million!

PARKS AND PICNICS

It’s the picnic principle. Things just taste better outdoors!

So here’s a couple of our favourite local picnic spots.

Memorial Park, is a beautiful heritage listed park, with well-manicured gardens and an original band rotunda dating back to a time when life was just a bit simpler.  Lake Alford Park is perfect for the littlies.   Sparkling fountains, gentle walkways, a duck pond and an all abilities play area that the young (and young at heart) just love.  There’s even an off-lead dog park so the family pooch can come too.

SO CLOSE TO NATURE

Mothar Mountain Rock Pools, is one of our best kept secrets, and we’re not really sure we should share it.

Not far from Gympie City in the Woondum National Park, this is a real family favourite on those long, hot summer days we’re known for. And we’ve been swimming here for years and years.   This is our natural playground, rock pools, rock hopping and great water ways to play in but be prepared – goannas love it as much as we do, especially if you’ve brought a picnic!

With a variety of tracks and trails for walking, mountain biking, horse riding and 4WD, there’s plenty of ways to explore here.

Great Experiences

Great Places

Heritage & Culture

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START YOUR OWN STORY

We’ve put together some of our products, services and experiences to help you get started.

The Gympie Region. You’re Welcome.

Brooyar State Forest

Brooyar State Forest Gympie Qld 4570

Canoe & Kayaking Launch Points – Gympie

Chevallan Archery Park

715 Wilsons Pocket Road Gympie Qld 4570

Cooloola Berries

856 Tagigan Road Wolvi Qld 4570

Cooloola Rocks & Minerals

1 Lobwein Road, Kybong, Gympie, Qld 4570

Dig Ceramics

31 Kimberley Grange Court Curra Qld 4570
  • 0414 161 240
  • u1077687@umail.usq.edu.au

Gold Fossicking

Deep Creek Fossicking Area, Victoria Street Gympie Qld 4570
  • 1800 444 222
  • tourism.info@gympie.qld.gov.au

Gunabul Golf Course

9 Power Road Gympie Qld 4570

Gympie and Widgee War Memorial Gates

Mary Street Gympie Queensland 4570

Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre

Tozer Park Road Gympie Qld 4570

Gympie Bone Museum

8 Fraser Road Gympie Qld 4570

Gympie Bone Museum

8 Fraser Road Gympie Qld 4570
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