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Goondiwindi

Settled in the 1840’s by pastoralists, Goondiwindi emerged in the latter half of the 19th century as an important administrative and commercial centre. Goondiwindi’s name stems from Aboriginal origin, meaning ‘Resting Place of the Birds’.

The town’s major rural products include wheat, cotton, beef and wool while the towns major industries include service industries, machinery sales and repairs. Goondiwindi is also home to one of the largest cotton gins in the world and tours are available.

Goondiwindi is situated Queensland-New South Wales Border. The Border is marked by the McIntyre River, which creates a great scenic backdrop. The Newell Highway also runs through Goondiwindi and is described as the gateway to the Western Downs.

Racing fans will know Goondiwindi as the home of the famous Gunsynd racehorse, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Goondiwindi Grey’.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 368 kilometres approximately

Activites and Experiences at Goondiwindi

  • Off Road Driving
  • Art and Craft making Art and craft workshops are held throughout the year.
  • Astronomy An astronomy group meets at the Botanical Garden.
  • Motorcycling Local dirt bike groups.
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping Contact Toowoomba & Golden West Regional Tourist Association for a copy of the Family Camping and Fishing in the Western Downs guide. This guide is free and includes a map of spots to camp and fish throughout the Western Downs region.
  • Canoeing McIntyre River
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Estuary Freshwater Fishing
  • Flora Botanical Gardens in Goondiwindi
  • Gambling Pokies in clubs and pubs.
  • Game Playing Bridge
  • Golfing 18 hole golf course.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Swimming classes.
  • Motor racing Off-road championships
  • Photography
  • Scenic Flight Charters available
  • Shopping CBD on the main street of Goondiwindi
  • Sightseeing Walking trail around Goondiwindi – see the Information Centre for a map. See the memorial for Gunsynd the famous racehorse.
  • Skating Skate bowl
  • Skiing – Water On the MacIntyre River
  • Sports Participate Various sports clubs
  • Sports Viewing Various sports clubs
  • Tennis Tennis courts are available for hire.
  • Walking Take a bushwalk, stroll to the level bank or take the Town Tour following the map available from the Visitor Information Centre
  • Accommodation Various motels, hotels, caravan parks and on-site vans.
  • Airport Four kilometres from town
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank Australia and Westpac
  • Banking Facilities Piba, Suncorp, Heritage Building Society, plus all major banks
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre The cinema is located on Marshall Street
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Currency Exchange At the banks
  • Dentist There are two dentists in Goondiwindi.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel Fuel is available at the numerous service stations in town.
  • Golf 18 hole golf course
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities Medical Centre
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office The Post Office is located on Marshall Street
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant Various restaurants, featuring fine a-la-carte food, Chinese, steakhouses, through to take-aways and home deliveries.
  • Sporting Facilities Bowls, tennis courts, netball, indoor basketball, rugby league, union, pistol club, swimming pool and golf club.
  • Supermarket There are two supermarkets in town.
  • Swimming Pool There is one public swimming pool in town.
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres The Visitor Information Centre is located on the corner of McLean and Bowen Streets.
  • Places of Worship
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping There are caravan parks in Goondiwindi and a Fishing and Camping Guide to the Western Downs is available from Toowoomba and Golden West Regional Tourist Association.
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Water based
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

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