EXPLORE GOONDIWINDI ON FOOT
Gunsynd Statue and Museum
Near the original Border bridge, the statue commemorates the famous ‘Goondiwindi Grey’ who won the
hearts of racegoers in the late 60s and early 70s. Across the road in the Library Complex, the Gunsynd
& Rodeo Memorabilia Tribute displays a wealth of information. After browsing through it and watching
the DVD, check out the Visitor Information Centre in the same building.
Customs House Museum
A Border Customs Point before Federation, this authentically restored building and its magnificent
cottage garden house a rich and colourful collection of mementos from yesteryear. Also in the grounds
is Martha’s Cottage, built in 1875. Check with the Visitor Information Centre their opening days and times
and call ahead: (07) 4671 7474.
The level 3km walkway along the majestic, tree-lined Macintyre River features a series of interpretive
signs about the environmental, social, economic, historical and cultural aspects of the river. Enjoy the tranquillity and spot dozens of different species of plants, birds and other wildlife.
Marshall and Herbert Streets
The Central Business District offers a terrific range of shopping experiences. A variety of cafes, restaurants and hotels caters for all tastes in food and drink. A highlight is the eye-catching façade of the historic Victoria Hotel, a fine example of the architecture of its era.
Established in 1988, this 25 hectare site with a lake and island features a growing collection of plants that are native to the Darling Basin. Extensive lawns, outdoor theatre stage, shelter sheds, free gas barbecues and a playground for the kids make this an ideal place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Natural Heritage Water Park
With 210 hectares of parkland featuring a 3.3 kilometre circuit for skiing and other water sports, this new facility has a very attractive two hectare barbeque and picnic area, revegetated woodlands, natural and artificial wetlands, and 6.6km walking trails.
Goondiwindi cotton & town tour
Enjoy a 4 hour guided tour of a local cotton farm, where you will see a water lateral mover, a cotton picker and a huge water storage dam. Go through the Water Park via the cotton gin, down through town for our history, to Goondiwindi Cotton where you will receive a lovely damper morning tea and a talk on the process from the farm to the finished garment.
Duration of tour: 3 hours starting at 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.
Pickups from local Caravan Parks and Information Centre Phone: 0427 878 342.
TOWNS & TOWNSHIPS
Goondiwindi Regional Council
From March 2008 the Goondiwindi Regional Council covers the region formerly serviced by three Councils: Goondiwindi Town, Waggamba Shire and Inglewood Shire. With an area of nearly 20,000 square kilometres, the major activity is agriculture. Fertile soils, substantial rivers, large expanses of flat country on the floodplains, and an equitable climate provide the right conditions for enterprises ranging from small intensive farms up to major grazing, dryland farming and irrigation producers. The current population of 10,720 is expected to grow to 12,340 by 2026.
An attractive town with a history of grazing, tobacco and timber. Take the “Olive Walk” to discover our town and the meandering Macintyre Brook. Wander along the picturesque main street and enjoy a coffee at one of our cafes. Explore Inglewood’s past at the Heritage Centre and Australian Tobacco Museum situated opposite the popular Lions Park. Visit the beautiful Lavender farm and an olive grove. Travel 15 kms to Coolmunda Dam for fishing, boating and camping.
At Texas you capture a glimpse of history and feel you are back in time, experiencing an era where the pace was slower and the people were friendlier. Enjoy a famous Texas T-bone, visit the Texas Cottage Industries Craft Shop and have a look around the Texas Regional Art Gallery.
Yelarbon is the local Aboriginal name for the lagoon which is a beautiful natural feature of the town. The surrounding claypan shows a sparsely vegetated desert with a distinctive plant community of stunted trees, shrubs and Spinifex. The river road from Yelarbon to Goondiwindi is an interesting alternative to the highway.
Toobeah, Bungunya, Talwood and Weengallon
These townships to the west of Goondiwindi all have one thing in common – pride in their communities and warm country hospitality. Each has unique interests for the traveller. Toobeah is well known for its horse sports and rodeo. Bungunya, meaning ‘dry camp’, is a pretty village kept in top shape by the residents. Talwood has an Anglican church with a unique history, and hosts the annual Picnic Races which attract visitors from cities and towns all over Queensland and beyond. Aboriginal rock wells at Weengallon attract much attention.
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the Goondiwindi Visitors Guide!
Ph: 07 4671 2653
E: [email protected] www.goondiwindirc.qld.gov.au/visitors/gwindi_info_centre.shtml
Goondiwindi visitor information Centre
cnr McLean & Bowen Streets
Goondiwindi QLD 4390