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Nestled in the middle of the breathtaking Great Sandy Biosphere is the Gympie Region: an area awash with natural beauty and history. To the east, you’ll find the famous Cooloola Coast, home to the sparkling waters of Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay, and the closest gateway to K’gari. To the west are the pioneering towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri, while in the south, you’ll discover the lush rural communities of the Mary Valley. It’s a full 360 degrees of spectacular views and adventure! 

What The Locals Love

❤️ Swimming in the ethereal amber waters of Seary’s Creek  
❤️ Gold-panning in Deep Creek  
❤️ Traversing through rural country villages aboard the Mary Valley Rattler  
❤️ Jumping in a 4WD for a scenic drive along the great sandy highway of Rainbow Beach  

Explore a golden past  

This postcard-perfect region was founded in 1867 after prospector James Nash discovered gold at the site now occupied by the town hall. Soak up the region’s history and rediscover the magic of a bygone era onboard the spectacular Mary Valley Rattler, or pay a visit to the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum, the Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre, or the Gympie Regional Gallery.  

Explore a golden past  

The great outdoors 

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Carlo Sandblow at Rainbow Beach, paddle through the pristine waters on a kayak with the crew from Epic Ocean Adventures, and bliss out to nature’s soundtrack along the River to Rail Trail. A visit to Gympie also isn’t complete without some gold-panning! Be sure to try your luck in Deep Creek.  

The great outdoors 

Muster up the musical magic 

Keep your calendar clear for the highly-anticipated annual Gympie Music Muster – Australia's original and most beloved camping and music experience. Set deep within the natural surrounds of the Amamoor State Forest, you’ll dance to the tunes of country crooners, blues, folk and rock music.  

Muster up the musical magic 

Things to do in Gympie

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