Profile for Gympie
Local Government Authority Gympie Regional
Location 167km north of Brisbane; 67km north-west of Noosaville
Features Historic former gold mining town with affordable house prices
Commentary Gympie is located on the Bruce Highway 167 kilometres north of Brisbane and is popular with families, couples and retirees.
While the area is well known for its gold mining history and heritage, the area has benefited from economic migrants, seeking to escape the higher house prices of the Sunshine Coast.
The main housing style in Gympie is older style miners’ cottages, many of which have been renovated. There is a mix of architectural styles available, however, including traditional and renovated Queenslanders and Colonials, post-war, chamferboard, and brick-and-tile houses.
As a historic gold mining town, Gympie has a number of attractions including the Gympie and District Historical and Mining Museum and the Woodworks Forestry and Timber Museum. Gympie is also home to two iconic festivals which attract thousands of people every year – the Country Music Muster which is held each year in August and the Gold Rush Festival which is held in October.
Gympie has some beautiful picnic areas, gardens and lakes which are idyllic places to relax and unwind.
Families are well catered for by a number of local state primary schools and a local state high school, as well sporting grounds and facilities, major supermarkets and shopping centres.
Given its history, Gympie is also home to a number of heritage-listed buildings.