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Front of Valley Rattler Steam Train. Tourism QLD
Front of Valley Rattler Steam Train. Tourism QLD
Historical and Mining Museum. Tourism QLD
Historical and Mining Museum. Tourism QLD
Purple Elm Tree, Nelsons Reserve. Tourism QLD
Purple Elm Tree, Nelsons Reserve. Tourism QLD
Prospector Panning Gold. Tourism Queensland
Prospector Panning Gold. Tourism Queensland
People Riding on the Valley Rattler Steam Train
People Riding on the Valley Rattler Steam Train
Picturesque Lake near Town Centre of Gympie
Picturesque Lake near Town Centre of Gympie
The Gold Museum, Gympie. Tourism Queensland
The Gold Museum, Gympie. Tourism Queensland
The Local Gympie Newsagency in Town Centre
The Local Gympie Newsagency in Town Centre

Gympie Information

Gympie in Queensland is a relatively large town of about 17,000 people. It was originally settled in 1867 when James Nash discovered gold and still today there is gold mining activity in the region.

In the Aboriginal language the word gimpi-gimpi means stinging tree which refers to a local tree in the area which has large round leaves that have similar properties to the stinging nettles.

Gympie has some great tourist attractions to see and experience. The Valley Rattler train is very popular. Taking a journey will excite your senses as the train crosses spectacular scenery and even travels along the old 1900s railway track and bridges.

Visit the famous Gold Mining Museum. Highlighting displays of the gold rush days, the museum is gives you an understanding or heritage and history dating way back to 1867. The Lighthouse Museum and Timber Museum are also well worth a look at.

Nature lovers will also enjoy the countryside of Gympie. There is an abundance of beautiful forests and landscapes to enjoy. Mary Valley is country town nearby and provides the perfect daytrip to see some other sights especially the macadamia and pineapple farms.

In town, Mary Street has various shops, bars, cafes and restaurants for your enjoyment. There is also nearby parkland to relax or enjoy a great Australian barbeque picnic.

The Gympie Southside Markets happen every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month.

Gympie also is the heart of the Gold International Short Film Festival. Held every year around March since 2006, the festival showcases warm, happy and fun films without the nudity, profanity and excessive violence. The festival is a well worth it experience and these days they even tour across Australia.

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Horseracing at Gympie at the Local Turf Club. Plenty of Action, Tourism Queensland
Horseracing at Gympie at the Local Turf Club. Plenty of Action, Tourism Queensland
Valley Rattler Train Travelling over a Bridge near Gympie. Tourism Queensland
Valley Rattler Train Travelling over a Bridge near Gympie. Tourism Queensland