Things to Do

GOONDIWINDI

A modern and vibrant place, Goondiwindi still retains the stylish simplicity of a traditional country town and has all the amenities you could want or need. The tree-lined streets, well kept gardens and the Macintyre River, whose beauty is one of our greatest assets, are all worth seeing. The river frontage provides a unique and tranquil setting for one of Queensland’s fastest growing rural communities. It boasts a wide range of shopping, dining, accommodation and entertainment. More than 14,000 people reside in the town and surrounding region.

The Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of town where the friendly staff are always happy to assist you to discover what there is to see and do in our region. Some of the highlights are:

GUNSYND STATUE & MUSEUM

Gunsynd, the famous Goondiwindi Grey, and icon of racing as the only horse to win at every track along the eastern seaboard, remains a legend today. His statue stands in the Apex Park as a tribute to his courageous feats, while across the road, the Gunsynd and Rodeo Memorabilia Tribute displays many of the great horse's trophies and pictures. Take the time to watch a video of his finest moments.

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. The Museum is open everyday day except Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. 

RIVER WALK  

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. 

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT 

Marshall and Herbert Streets 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 facade of the historic Victoria Hotel, a fine example of the architecture of its era.


BOTANIC GARDENS OF THE WESTERN WOODLANDS

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, 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 3.3km circuit for waterskiing and other water sports, this facility has a very attractive two hectare bbq and picnic & swimming area, woodlands, natural and artificial wetlands, walking and bird watching trails. 

GOONDIWINDI TOP TOURS 

Three hour guided bus tours operate on Mondays to Saturdays. Visit Goondiwindi Cotton, a cotton gin, a cotton farm, citrus orchard, Euraba Paper Company and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISHING

Goondiwindi and district boasts some of the best inland fishing in Australia with catches of Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) and Murray Cod firmly on the agenda. A free Camping and Fishing Guide is available at the Visitor’s Information Centre. Be aware that bag, size and seasonal restrictions on catches apply.

BIRD TRAILS  

Goondiwindi has an amazing array of birdlife and some great spots for bird watching which are outlined in a special brochure available at the Visitor’s Information Centre.

BORDER BRIDGE

The historic Border Bridge was built in 1914 and is a landmark of Goondiwindi. The bridge spans the Macintyre River and was the main hub for freight crossing the border between New South Wales and Queensland, where duties were collected by Customs. 

CALLANDOON PIONEER CEMETERY 

19km west of Goondiwindi on the Barwon Highway, the Callandoon Pioneer Cemetery contains six graves dating from 1876, with only two head stones now standing. Callandoon once had a Post Office, Police Barracks, Gaol and CPS Office. In 1848 Aboriginal Police were recruited. In 1859 it was appointed a place for holding Courts of Petty Sessions. Take a short break from your drive, stretch your legs and feel the history that surrounds you.

FAIRWAY STUDIO ART GALLERY

Drop into one of our two art galleries in the region and view work by local and other artists. Entry is free and depending on the exhibition, most pieces are usually available for sale, including painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and handicraft. 8a Moffatt St, Goondiwindi

EURABA PAPER COMPANY  

The Euraba Paper Company is Australia’s premier indigenous paper mill. An intiative of the Goomeroi women of Toomelah and Boggabilla, Euraba’s enterprise involves locally and traditionally sourced fibres, handmade into sheets of paper, paper products and artwork. Visit the Euraba Gallery and view work by local Aboriginal artists or purchase a handmade paper product, including stationary, notecards, artists papers, notepads and paper suitable for invitations and certificates. Euraba Paper Company is located in Boggabilla.

 

ART DECO COUNCIL CHAMBERS & CINEMA

Take a walk along Goondiwindi's main street and see the last irreplaceable examples of architecture in town from this flamboyant era.

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH

Admire the 24 stained glass windows at this historic church and observe the unique architectural desiging and impressive spire.

 

GOONDIWINDI COTTON

Visit the Goondiwindi Cotton showroom to see their impressive range of clothing made from cotton grown in the fields surrounding the town.

For information on Goondiwindi Cotton Tours please visit www.goondiwindicotton.com.au 

For more information about Goondiwindi please visit www.goondiwindi.qld.au