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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri and its surrounding areas have many things to interest new and returning visitors. Situated on the crossroads of the Wide Bay, Burnett and D'Aguilar Highways, the town presents itself as both a strategic and majestic location for tourists to stop, unwind and relax in a picturesque country setting. With the town itself having a history as far back as 1911, Goomeri will entice feelings of nostalgia and old-world charm with most of it's present buildings built during the 1920's-40's. Upon first entering Goomeri it is hard to miss the striking town clock, built to commemorate soldiers from the region who served in WWI and WWII. Upon closer inspection, it can be seen that the numbers on the clock have been replaced by the words 'Lest We Forget', beginning with 'L' where you would normally find number 11.

The town's Heritage and Information Centre has displays of Goomeri's history as well as many brochures about places to visit in the surrounding area. They may be able to provide you with a map for a walking tour of Goomeri.  This walking tour indicates, on small plaques, where particular buildings were in the early settlement of the town.

For places to see and things to do while you are in the area, please visit the following websites and look for Goomeri:

Things to do in and around Goomeri

Heritage walk around Goomeri - take a leisurely stroll around the town and look at all of the engraved plaques which describe the buildings and businesses which were a part of Goomeri's history. Visit the Heritage and Information Centre to get a Walking tour map. 

Visit Goomeri Heritage and Information Centre and look at the display of memorabilia.

Look at the town clock in the centre of town - take note of the 'numbers' which are letters (Lest we forget).

See the heritage listed Hall of Memory in Boonara Street.

Booubyjan Homestead:
Travel approximately 30km north of Goomeri to visit this historic homestead - by appointment only

Murgon area:
Murgon Dairy Museum
Boat Mountain Conservation Park
Murgon Information Centre
Bjelke-Petersen Dam
Follow the Barambah Wine Trail

Wondai area:
Wondai Timber Museum
Art Gallery

Kilkivan area:
Kilkivan Museum
The Chimney - remains of a pre-1900 copper smelter (10 minutes from town)
Mudlo Gap Conservation Park - 20 mins from Kilkivan - dry rainforest walk and picnic area

Gympie area:
Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

 

 

 

 

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