The 10 Best Things to Do in Goondiwindi

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The Goondiwindi Holiday Park is set in a beautiful location at the juncture of five major highways connecting Queensland and New South Wales. This makes us a convenient stopover point for those travelling between Queensland and the southern states.

Goondiwindi is a charming destination that offers plenty of picturesque scenery and wide-open spaces with plenty of great attractions nearby!

What To Do in Goondiwindi in 2019

As Goondiwindi locals, we’ve come up with our top 9 must-dos for new visitors. Even locals who want to get out and see some of the best attractions Goondiwindi has to offer.

Experience Rich History and Agriculture with Goondiwindi Cotton Tours

Rich in history and agriculture the Goondiwindi Cotton Tours are not something you want to miss! Visit a Goondiwindi working cotton farm and join the Goondiwindi Cotton Tours team behind the scenes for a guided tour of the town.

Discover the history of cotton production in Australia and the evolution from the field to fabric. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the Gunsynd Memorial, meet the locals and stop in at the Natural Heritage Water Park.

Visit a Top Queensland Icon – Gunsynd, ‘The Goondiwindi Grey’

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Gunsynd the ‘Goondiwindi Grey’, was listed in 2004 as one of the top 12 Queensland icons!

Grey was purchased in 1969 for a pittance approximately $1,300 by four bush owners who only wanted to win a race on the local track. The deal was done in the famous old Goondiwindi pub, the Victoria Hotel.

Enjoy a Day of Adventure at the Goondiwindi Natural Heritage and Water Park

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The Goondiwindi Natural Heritage and Water Park has fun and activities for all ages. The Lagoon is the favourite spot for water-skiing as well as wakeboarding, canoeing, swimming, boating and birdwatching.

Situated to the east of Goondiwindi Town, the Natural Heritage and Water Park is a focal point for tourism and recreation in the town and district.

Discover local history at the Customs House Museum

Discover the local history with this authentically restored building and its surrounding buildings that house a rich and colourful collection of mementos of yesteryear.

Visit the Pioneer Shed which houses the history of the growth of wool and agriculture in this area. See a display of early tools, Blacksmith’s Workshop and the story of Chinese in Goondiwindi.

Visit the Picturesque Botanic Gardens

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If you’re after rest and relaxation, enjoy the tranquillity of the local Botanical Gardens. Explore the diversity of bird life and Australia’s native flora and fauna in these 25-hectare gardens.

Situated on the western outskirts of Goondiwindi, the gardens are home to a living museum of the unique plant communities to the Upper Darling Basin. Native plants in the gardens are displayed in communities merging into each other as they occur in nature.

Appreciate Art at the Regional Civic Centre Gallery or the Texas Art Gallery

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If you have a love and appreciation for art then you can view current art exhibitions for free! Entry is free (depending on the exhibition) and most pieces are usually available for sale.

The Australian Tobacco Museum

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The tobacco industry disappeared from Inglewood in the 1960s but had a substantial influence on the development of the region. The museum offers a step into the past for their visitors with photographs and artefacts from a bygone era.

Callandoon Pioneers Cemetery

The Callandoon Pioneer Cemetery is located 19 km west of Goondiwindi on the Barwon Highway and contains only six graves dating from 1876. With only two headstones now standing.

Take a short break in your drive to get out and feel the history surrounding you.

Relish in the Beautiful Work of the Euraba Paper Company

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The Eurabapaper factory at Boggabilla gives you the opportunity to shop shopping and “hands-on” art practice.

Euraba Artists and Papermakers is an Aboriginal artists’ collective, owned and operated by the Goomeroi people of Toomelah and has been making paper by hand since 1998.

Goondiwindi Holiday Park

Of course, we had to mention our own beautiful holiday park! We are the best choice for your pet friendly motel style accommodation, caravan and motorhome sites, or when camping in Goondiwindi.

Our facilities include a camp kitchen and BBQ, heated pool and spa, lending library, tourist information/bookings and more! Come and visit us at the Goondiwindi Holiday Park, we look forward to providing you with the best holiday experiences possible!

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