Tin Can Bay
Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum
Set by a picturesque lake, the museum houses memorabilia from the early gold mining era, as well as displays showcasing military, rural, transport, communications and steam development in Australia.
Based on over 5 hectares the museum has over thirty display areas housed in and around fifteen major buildings. We welcome visitors of all ages and interests and offer special concessions and complementary guides for tour groups.
Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum
The museum is designed to give visitors a fascinating insight into the timber industry of yesteryear. See fascinating relics of forest history, lovingly restored and working in live demonstrations.
Located on the Bruce Highway on the northern side of Gympie, Woodworks is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
The Mary Valley Scenic Drive
The Mary Valley includes several rural townships, all providing picturesque scenery and country atmosphere. Take advantage of the local produce, wineries, cafés and activities such as bush walking, fishing, and camping.
It takes about an hour to drive the length of the valley from Conondale to Gympie. The landscape varies from scenic rainforest, endless pine forests, rocky outcrops, wide open spaces, pasture and rich farming land.
Visit Tin Can Bay
A fishing and boating paradise, where you can feed the wild dolphins at Norman Point, next to the boat ramp, between 7.30am and 8am.
Tin Can Bay provides safe beaches for families and calm waters for recreational boating.
Visit Rainbow Beach
The peaceful seaside town of Rainbow Beach is nestled between the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island in Queensland Australia. Discover some of the most amazing natural attractions in the world.
Cooloola Rocks and Minerals
On the Bruce Highway, at Kybong, south of Gympie. Open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.
A huge variety of rocks minerals, crystals, fossils, petrified wood, fine art paintings, craft, gifts and more. www.coolrocks.com.au
Mothar Mountain Rock Pools
Subtropical rainforest and spectacular rocky creeks make the Mothar Mountain rock pools a popular retreat for locals and visitors.
Facilities include picnic tables, barbecues, firewood, water and amenities.