Gympie Region Things to Do

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Discover the diversity of the Gympie region. Wwith so many sub regions there is a perfect getaway for day trippers or the serious holiday maker.

The picturesque Mary Valley with its rolling hills and national parks offers in itself a diverse range of activities such as camping, canoeing, four wheel driving, horse riding, with quaint B & B's, homesteads and farm stays to choose from.

For families, heritage and history lovers, the City of Gympie is a must, with many heritage listed buildings, an eclectic range of boutiques and specialty shops, with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere . Follow the Gympie region heritage trail and embark upon a journey of discovery or a bygone era as you visit historic buildings and locations throughout the region.

To the West are the rural townships of Kilkivan and Goomeri. Kilkivan is famous for the great Kilkivan Horse ride with over 1000 horses and riders gathering for the annual event. Goomeri is unique and known for its annual Pumpkin festival, a fun day for the whole family, as well as its beautiful surrounding areas.

The coastal localities of Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach are some of jewels in the Gympie region’s crown. Tin Can Bay is famous for its dolphin feeding and is also a sailing and fishing haven. It’sannual Seafood festival is a gourmet's must. The cosmopolitan township of Rainbow Beach is well known for its variety of accommodation – from five star through to camping hotpots. The unique coloured sand beach is one of the few four wheel drivers can use in Queensland, add world class scuba diving, sky diving and paragliding for adventure seekers – and you have the adventure centre of our region.

A short ferry ride from Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island will give you world heritage listed icon where travellers come from all over to see the clear water lakes perched on the largest sand island in the world.

All this and you are still in the Gympie region! 

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Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor State Forest produces some of the finest hoop pine in Queensland. More than 120 bird species have been sighted in its riverine rainforests and plantations of hoop and bunya pines. Enjoy a drive through the forest More...


Banyandah Alpacas

Banyandah Alpacas welcomes local families and tourists to pet and feed the friendly alpacas between 10am and 4 pm on Wednesdays and weekends.. Bus/coach tours are welcome any day by prior arrangement. Hot water is prov More...


Bicentennial National Trail - Section 5

The Bicentennial National Trial, over 5,000 kilometres from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in Queensland, is the longest marked route of its kind in the world; the 107-kilometre section through Gympie Regional Counc More...


Bird Watching - Tin Can Bay

The Cooloola Coast is part of the Great Sandy Strait, which is an internationally important wetland. It is an area of tidal swamps and intertidal sand and mud flats. The vegetation includes beds of seagrass, mangrove f More...


Brooyar State Forest

Brooyar State Forest features sandstone cliffs, hoop pine plantations and a mix of tall open eucalypt forest with spotted gums. Pockets of riparian rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek. Take a scenic drive, stopping to More...

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