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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.



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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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Gympie, QLD

The Memorial Park in Gympie offers visitors a quiet place to sit, relax, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. This triangular park is known for its elegant manicured gardens and shady trees; creating the perfect picnic...

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Mary Valley Rattler

Mary Valley Rattler

Gympie, QLD
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Mary Valley Rattler is a historic attraction where visitors are invited to step back in time and learn about a significant era that has passed. The rattler takes you on an awe-inspiring 46-kilometer trip that begins at...

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Mothar Mountain Rock Pools

Mothar Mountain Rock Pools

Mothar Mountain, QLD

The Mothar Mountain Rock Pools are a stunning attraction within the Woondum National Park. Conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the Central Business District of Gympie, this natural wonder is the perfect place...

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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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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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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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Woondum National Park

Mothar Mountain , QLD

Woondum National Park is a gorgeous destination for bushwalking, picnics, and swimming in the rock pools. Located 16km east of Gympie, the park is lush and full of lovely flora. Woondum National Park, Walks, 4WD, Rock...

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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 Golf Course

Gympie Golf Course

Gympie, QLD

The Gympie Golf Course is a beautifully maintained golf course in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The course is known for its well-maintained greens with undulating fairways, well-spaced bunkers and great pars. Nestled...

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Mothar Mountain Speedway

Mothar Mountain Speedway

Mothar Mountain, QLD

The Mothar Mountain Speedway in Gympie is a popular dirt race track venue. It serves as home to several past and current National and State Title Champions. Mothar Mountain Speedway, Raceway, Track Info, Race Events...

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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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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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Victory Heights Trail Network

Victory Heights, QLD

The Victory Heights Trail Network is a scenic recreational trail designed by the Cooloola Trail Care Alliance for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. The multi-use trails have something for trail runners, bushwalkers...

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Woodworks Museum

Woodworks Museum

Gympie, QLD

The historic Woodworks Museum of Gympie is a significant cultural attraction that has been pivotal in promoting education and awareness of forestry through live demonstrations. The museum opened to the public in 1984...

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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 Aerodrome

Gympie Aerodrome

Kybong, QLD

The Gympie Aerodrome, also known as the Kybong Aerodrome, is used for recreational purposes as well as aircraft maintenance and flight training. It serves the local area and is owned and operated by the Gympie Regional...

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Mary Valley Scenic Drive

Gympie , QLD

The Mary Valley Scenic Drive is a breathtaking journey past verdant farmlands, rolling hills, and stunning macadamia farms. It’s one of the best ways to explore the rural hinterlands as you take your time. Mary Valley...

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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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Nelson Reserve

Nelson Reserve

Gympie, QLD

Nelson Reserve is one of the most stunning parks in Gympie. There are several thoughtful features that make this destination appealing to families and visitors of all ages. Nelson Reserve, Playground, BBQ, Tables...

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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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Gunabul Par 3 Golf Course

Gunabul Par 3 Golf Course

Southside, QLD

Gunabul Par 3 Golf Course is a perfect one-stop destination for your lodging and golfing needs during your stay on the Sunshine Coast. This 2261 metre, 18 hole course is perfectly located just a short drive to the...

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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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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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Lake Alford

Lake Alford Recreational Park

Monkland, QLD

The Lake Alford Recreational Park is a picturesque outdoor recreational park located to the south of Gympie. The park was established to commemorate the gold miners who were vital to saving the local economy; evident in...

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Normanby Hill Remembrance Park

Normanby Hill Remembrance Park

Southside, QLD

The Normanby Hill Remembrance Park is a memorial that commemorates the fallen soldiers from World War II, the Malayan Emergency, Korean War, Indonesian Confrontation, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and Somalia. It also...

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Southside Town Centre

Southside Town Centre

Gympie, QLD

The Southside Town Centre is a lovely shopping complex with a variety of retail outlets, a Caltex petrol station, and a supermarket. For all your supermarket essentials, visit the on-site Woolworths, which is complete...

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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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