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 is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Gympie in Queensland, it is located approximately 147kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 15.11 square kilometres. Gympie has a recorded population of 10803 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Gympie we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Gympie and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.