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Gympie is a small city (pop. 16,454) just north of the Sunshine Coast in the southeast of Queensland.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Road connection to Gympie is via the Bruce Highway (M1); it is about 150km north of Brisbane.

By rail[edit]

Rail connect is via QR's North Coast railway line, which is served by daily Citytrain services to Brisbane and Traveltrain services for long distances.

Get around[edit]

Cars are the main way to get around.


The countryside is spectacular with an abundance of curves, gradients and bridges. Steep slopes portray a patchwork of pineapples, macadamia nuts and other crops. The Mary Valley features rolling green pastures and many beautiful forests. The valley includes the villages and towns of Dagun, Amamoor, Kandanga and Imbil.

Other attractions include:

  • Gympie Pyramid - a terraced structure that some believe to be the work of an ancient civilisation (but more likely the work of early Italian or Swiss immigrants) - located on the outskirts of Gympie.
  • The Big Pineapple - one of the famed Big things in Australia
  • Gold mining sites - Gympie is called "The Town that Saved Queensland", but for its memorabilia, gold mining still continues to play a part in the town's fortunes. The Deep Creek, a gully just near the Mary River, is a profitable spot for gold panning.
  • 1 Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash St, +61 7 5481 0733.
  • 2 Woodworks Museum, 8 Fraser Rd, +61 7 5483 6535. Specialises in a collection of indoor exhibits highlighting the history of regional forestry.



  • The annual country music muster, which attracts thousands of fans and musicians.
  • The Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.


Mary St offers a post office and a wide array of bars, cafes, banks and stores. It has a quaint country town feel to it.





Go next[edit]

Routes via Gympie
RockhamptonChilders ← Jct W N A1M1 S  → Jct ESunshine CoastBrisbane

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