Goondiwindi is located 363km south west of Brisbane on the Queensland/New South Wales border and is at the junction of five major highways.
The population is around 7000 and the town services another 11 000 in the neighboring regions.
Key Tourism Attractions:
- The Water Ski Park, opened in 2004, is a popular meeting place on a hot day for families and water skiers
- Walk through the natural flora and fauna at the Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands
- Discover major local industries including the wheat silos and cotton gins
- Heritage sites include the Customs House Museum and Martha’s Cottage
- Visit the Gunsynd Statue near the old Border Bridge on the McIntyre River (Gunsynd was identified in 2004 as one of Queenslands Top Twelve Icons)
- Enjoy a pleasant drive to the Historic Kurrumbul Homestead, visit the legendary Nindigully Pub and investigate the Aboriginal Rock Wells at Weengallon
- A short drive will take you to Glenlyon, Pindari and Coolmunda Dams and the MacIntyre Falls and caves, east of Yetman.
The name Goondiwindi comes from the Aboriginal “Goona Winna” meaning “resting place for the birds” (hence our tweeting birds logo!)
The MacIntyre River was discovered in 1827 by explorer Allan Cunningham and large sheep runs were established on both sides of the river. In 1859 the colonies separated and a customs house was built at the chif border crossing for cattle moving between New South Wales and Queensland. Visit www.grc.qld.gov.au/visitors for more information.