Take a quiet side-track from the Warrego highway or New England Highway to find the hamlet of Goombungee, 35 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba. You’ll find the streets are lined with jacarandas and silky oaks – providing a spectacular display in late spring.
Goombungee is full of marvellous historic buildings including the Rosalie Shire Historical Society’s Museum, which contains a good collection of historic photographs, local family histories and memorabilia. Drop in and visit the Pioneer Arms Hotel, dating back to 1897, it is a great lunch destination serving hearty a country meal and offering a warm welcome.
The town is known as rural iron man country, as it hosts an annual Iron man and Iron woman Competition on Australia Day. A unique iron man sculpture welcomes visitors as they enter the town from the south.
Goombungee has picnic tables and public toilet facilities located in the heart of town, with shops and petrol located close by.