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Gympie is a small town on the southeastern part of Queensland, Australia. Situated on the Mary River, it has a population of around 11,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Gympie Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Gympie that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Gympie, Queensland
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More on Gympie

The name Gympie comes from the Kabi tribe of indigenous people. It is said to have been derived from the word gimpi-gimpi, meaning stinging tree, in reference to Dendrocnide moroides. Gympie was settled in the mid 19th century for the pastoral industry. It grew rapidly following the discovery of gold by James Nash in 1867, a blessing that saved Queensland from a severe economic depression. The discovery of gold is still celebrated today in the Gympie Gold Rush Festival. The settlement was given the name Nashville that year, but was renamed Gympie in 1868.

Visiting Gympie

Gympie is about 160 km north of Brisbane. You can reach it by road on National Highway A1 (Bruce Highway).

The Valley Rattler, Gympie
The Valley Rattler, Gympie
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Places of Interest in Gympie

  1. Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
    Museum showcasing the history of mining in Gympie.

  2. Tin Can Bay
    Bay where you can hand-feed the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins.

  3. Valley Rattler
    Steam train that makes scenic tours of the Mary Valley.

  4. WoodWorks Museum
    Museum showcasing the history of the timber industry in Gympie.