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Goondiwindi is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. It is the gateway to Queensland as it is right on the Queensland / New South Wales border.


The name Goondiwindi derives from the Aboriginal word "resting place of the birds".

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  • Customs House Museum
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Macintyre River - Border Bridge and the “Tree of Knowledge”.
  • Gunsynd - A famous race horse, in the Apex Park on banks of the Macintyre River.
  • Historic Buildings - Anglican Church and Martha's Cottage.
  • There are birds by the thousands most of the year, including Jabiru, Pelicans, Kurrawongs, Top-knot Pigeons, Blue-eyed Honey-eater, Major Mitchell Galahs, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpies, Butcher Birds, Lorikeets and the rare Apostle Birds.


  • Fishing at the Town Common and Hilton Weir.
  • Swimming at the Town Common, Hilton Weir, or else try Little Bondi (a sandy beach just out of town)



  • Tracks (Tracks Restaurant), Old Cunningham Highway (At Goondiwindi Motel). Fully Licensed, air conditioned and seating up to 80 guests.



  • Goondiwindi Motel, Old Cunningham Highway (Opposite the racecourse.), +61 7 4671 1544, fax: +61 7 4671 3296, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. 32 ground level units on the property, from single rooms to family size. Laundry, tea & coffee facilities, room service, pool, BBQ area, wireless and dial-up internet. Non-smoking rooms. (AAA rated 3½ star) AUS $84 - $125 Single - Family - via online booking.


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