Outback Towns


Famously known as the town which saved Queensland from bankruptcy.

About Gympie

160 kilometres north of Brisbane, in the Wide Bay-Burnett area of Queensland lies the town of Gympie.

Famously known as the town which saved Queensland from bankruptcy, Gympie was originally named Nashville, after James Nash discovered gold in 1867 - within six months of the discovery, there were over fifteen thousand men mining in the area.

Gympie lies on the Mary River, which has been known to flood the town periodically and even caused the town to be declared a natural disaster area during floods in 1999.

These days the town is home to 18,602 people and is a major hub for the region.

Although gold mining still plays a role in the towns fortune; agriculture (mainly dairy), timber and tourism are all major industries within the area.

The beautiful town is rich in history and combines modern living and an unmistakable country charm.

Surrounded by rolling green hills, Jacarandas and Silky Oak trees; Gympie is also a gateway to many other treasures including; Rainbow Beach and the tranquil waters of Tin Can Bay.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs