Gympie

If you're looking for some warm country hospitality you'll find it in Gympie - the heritage and cultural centre of the Cooloola region.

With a rich mining history, the town was founded in 1867 after prospector James Nash discovered gold at the site now occupied by the town hall. Back then Queensland was facing bankruptcy due to the drought and a fall in wool prices. Nash's discovery and the gold rush that followed resulted in Gympie gaining a reputation as the 'Town that Saved Queensland'.

These days Gympie is a popular place for travellers to stop for a cup of tea. There are a range of heritage walks in the area and it's also a handy overnight stop for those heading to Fraser Island.

Gympie is 160 kilometres, or about two and a half hours' drive north of Brisbane.

Gympie
Gympie, Gympie Area
Queensland
Australia

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Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

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14 October 2017
Australia's biggest rum and food festival is back! Located on the grounds of the iconic Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and featuring rum-inspired delicious food, rum, rum cocktails, the best in local music and the latest Bundaberg Rum releases.
23 June 2017
Get ready for an exciting weekend of fishing at the tenth year of the Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Family Fishing Classic which will once again be held in Bundaberg at the Volunteer Marine Rescue Bundaberg Base, Burnett Heads Boat Harbour.

Mon Repos Turtle Season

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23 January 2017
The Mon Repos Conservation Park, within the Southern Great Barrier Reef, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the Eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant Loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific.
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