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Sunshine Coast Town – Gympie

Gympie is a regional city located along the Bruce Highway, just 60kms north-west of Noosa Heads. Known as a historic town due to its goldfield, there are a number of historic buildings located here.

There is a Heritage Walk that takes visitors on a tour of Mary Street to admire the 19th-century architecture of the buildings lining the street.

Gympie Attractions, Activities & Things to See & Do on the Sunshine Coast


Many building in Gympie showcase the architectural influence of the past and include three churches, the Courthouse and Town Hall, all of which were built in the 19th century or early 20th century.

If you want to know more about Gympie’s gold rush history, visit the Gold Mining and Historical Museum. Here, you will find displays featuring gold mining, transportation, steam, rural and military memorabilia of the past.

Renowned as one of the oldest festivals in Gympie, the popular Gympie Show is a great family event that has run for over 100 years. With a number of entertainment options including, exhibits, rodeos and fireworks, the show offers an amazing experience for all.

Come to Gympie for the biggest music festival on the Sunshine Coast. The Gympie Music Muster runs over 4 days and is held in Amamoor Creek State Forest. With 120 artists and more than 250 performances, the Gympie Music Muster is a must-attend event!

Gympie is also only a short drive from the Great Sandy National Park, the Mary Valley and Noosa Heads, making Gympie a great location to stay during your next holiday on the Sunshine Coast.

Gympie has a range of amenities located in town including a supermarket, boutique shops, art gallery, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Click the links below to find the full range of attractions in Gympie and the surrounding areas.

Brooyar State Forest

Brooyar State Forest

Bells Bridge, QLD

Brooyar State Forest is located just 10kms north of Gympie along the Bruce Highway. The forest features sandstone cliffs, tall eucalypt forests and hoop pine plantations. Many visitors come to the Brooyar State Forest...

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Goldfields Plaza

Goldfields Plaza

Gympie, QLD

Goldfields Plaza is a popular shopping centre in Gympie, QLD. It’s provided with a range of stores and retail outlets that cover all you need during your trip. Goldfields Plaza, Shops, Doctors, Chemist, Cafe &...

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Chatsworth Park

Chatsworth Park

Chatsworth, QLD

Chatsworth Park is a free parking and overnight rest area located north of Gympie. Located along the Bruce Highway, the park is well-maintained and has clean facilities throughout the year. Chatsworth Park, Overnight...

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Gympie Visitor Information Centre

Gympie Visitor Information Centre

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Visitor Information Centre is an accredited travel information centre complete with everything you need to plan your trip. It’s operated by friendly and knowledgeable locals so you can be sure that you’re...

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Gympie Tenpin Bowling & Entertainment

Gympie Tenpin Bowling & Entertainment

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Tenpin Bowling & Entertainment is a top-notch recreation facility in town. Best known for their state-of-the-art tenpin bowling, air hockey, and arcade games – you can’t go wrong taking your family...

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Gympie Soccer Fields

Gympie Soccer Fields

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Soccer Fields are beautiful, well-maintained soccer fields equipped with basic but comfortable amenities for visitors and spectators. Located along Crescent Road, the fields are easily accessible and close to...

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Gympie Show Grounds

Gympie Showgrounds

Southside, QLD

The Gympie Showgrounds is a popular outdoor venue for events in town. It hosts several of the biggest fairs and events in town especially conferences, exhibitions, and trade fairs. Gympie Showgrounds, Events, Race Days...

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Gympie Racecourse

Gympie Racecourse

Southside, QLD

The Gympie Racecourse is a premier horse racing venue located just a few hours away by car from Brisbane. It is the second racing track found north of Eagle Farm and Doomben, though the Sunshine Coast circuit separates...

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Gympie Gold Mining And Historical Museum

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum is a popular museum in Gympie, Queensland. The town’s rich and colourful history has a lot to say, after all, and it would be a shame to visit and not learn about it. Gympie...

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Archery Park

Archery Park

Gympie, QLD

Archery Park provides a day rest area in Gympie, with public toilets, dog park and a dump point. Archery Park is useful for people needing to stock up on town water or dispose of their waste, including Grey and Black...

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Gympie Civic Centre

Gympie Civic Centre

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Civic Centre is a world-class performing arts and events venue located in the heart of town. With numerous events held throughout the year, don’t miss an opportunity to catch one of the shows at this venue...

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Gympie Central

Gympie Central

Gympie, QLD

Gympie Central is a shopping centre located on the corner of Bruce Highway and Excelsior Road. With major retail outlets and over 50 shops to choose from, it provides the local community and visitors with a one-stop...

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What are the top attractions to visit in Gympie?
The top attractions to visit in Gympie are:
  • Brooyar State Forest
  • Mary Valley Rattler
  • Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
  • Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre
  • Lake Alford Park
Check out the whole list of attractions in Gympie.
What are the most popular things to do in Gympie with kids?
The most popular things to do in Gympie with kids are:
  • Brooyar State Forest
  • Mary Valley Rattler
  • Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
  • Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre
  • Lake Alford Park
Check out the whole list of attractions in Gympie.
What can you do in Gympie for free?
The most popular things to do in Gympie for free are:
  • Brooyar State Forest
  • Lake Alford Park
  • Gympie Regional Gallery
  • Victory Heights Trail Network
  • Nelson Reserve
Check out the whole list of attractions in Gympie.

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