You’ll find us an easy 2 hour drive north of Brisbane Airport and just up the road from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

Ours is a region of contrasts – powdery, white-sand beaches, unspoiled coastlines, majestic hinterlands, lush rolling hills and stunning nature all around us.

To the east we have Cooloola Coast, home to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay and the closest gateway to K’Gari Fraser Island.     To the west are our pioneering towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri.  And to the south, the lush rural communities of Mary Valley home to a variety of fresh local produce.

In the middle, is our commercial hub and heritage town, Gympie City, which our region is named after.

What connects us all is our pioneering spirit and our deep love of the land and, the pride we take in sharing it with you.

So take some time to get to know us better and then you’ll understand why we wouldn’t trade it for the world.

The Gympie Region. You’re welcome.

Download our Gympie Region Visitor Guide Brochure (PDF, 15MB)

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HOW TO find us

Finding us is really easy.   We’re on the Bruce Highway (Queensland’s main highway), just north of Brisbane, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast and, we’re connected by road, rail and air transport corridors.


Gympie is a comfortable two-hour drive up the Bruce Highway drive from Brisbane and a 40 minute-drive to Noosa. Hire car, 4WD, caravan and taxi services are available in and around the region.

Buses operate throughout the region and intercity.   Gympie South Visitor Information Centre (Exit 253) will be the first stop for Greyhound Bus Services leaving Brisbane and heading north.  For local buses contact coach operator Polleys Coaches on 07 5480 4500.

We’re located on Queensland Rail’s “Gympie North Line”.  Services operate daily between Brisbane and Gympie City (and further north).  Check and for timetables.

Just one hour south of Gympie Region is  Sunshine Coast Airport and we’re a comfortable 2 hours drive north of  Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.

The region is 2 hours north of Portside Cruise Passenger Terminal and a similar distance from the commercial Port of Brisbane (and the new Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal).

We welcome recreational vehicles in our region.  RV friendly sites are found in Kandanga, Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Kilkivan and Goomeri, with new sites coming on board all the time.

Please contact one of our Visitor Information Centres for more information.

Our accredited Visitor Information Centre is ready to welcome you and assist with more information and advice on how best to enjoy our region.   Find us at Lake Alford on the Bruce Highway in Gympie City. From 1st January 2021 our Visitor Information Centre will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 2pm.   

An information centre (servicing travellers on the Wide Bay Burnett Highway), can be found in Goomeri on our western border.

Freephone:  1800 444 222