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Gayndah lays claim to being the oldest towns in Australia, founded in 1849 maintaining its old fashioned charm today. Several buildings have been heritage listed including Mellors Drapery (one of the few buildings in Australia which still uses a flying fox to deal with transactions), old section of the State School, Gayndah Soldier's Memorial( Hall (Town Hall and Council Chambers), Racecourse and several rail bridges.

Sheep and mining brought settlers into ( the area, but it was the drier, less humid climate, rich volcanic and alluvial soils and plenty of sunshine that set the area up as a prime citrus growing centre and is popular during the cooler months of May to August with local and visiting fruit pickers.

Gayndah is famous for it's biennial Orange Festival which is a celebration of the abundant citrus produce which comes from the region. Among the many historical points of interest, the Gayndah Art Gallery, Gayndah Museum with it's extensive display dedicated to the Queensland Lungfish (or Ceratodus)Archers Lookout and the town clock are all worth a mention.

Gayndah is part of the Burnett Circle Touring Route and can be visited as part of a six day drive tour to take in all of the rural and authentic Australian experiences as part of the North Burnett.

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Gayndah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gayndahs Big Orange


Gayndah is known as the citrus capital of Queensland and also the home of the Big Orange. Visit between April and October to taste the fresh juice made from the citrus growing on the property. The cafe serves up delectable Devonshire Teas and Real Bean Coffees. Why not stay for lunch to feast of fresh hamburgers, wraps and toasted sandwiches.

Take a break and relax at this perfect stop for weary travellers.






3 Mick Lutvey Street,
A3,
Australia's Country Way
Gayndah, QLD, 4625

Located 0.2K from Gayndah

Gayndah War Memorial


The north Burnett town of Gayndah is known for its oranges, and Queensland's most impressive outdoor honour board to war heroes.

Harold Wilson, from nearby Cooranga station, privately commissioned the memorial, presenting it to Rawbelle and Gayndah councils in 1921 in honour of the 270 local men who enlisted in WWI.

It's considered the finest work of Norwegian migrant and metal artisan Ernest Gunderson.

Gunderson combined Australian and British motifs, highlighting the imperial and national loyalties of the time: among them, the female figure of Britannia holding a shield of 'Liberty'; a laurel wreath encircling crossed flags and the words 'FOR KING AND COUNTRY'; mounted Light Horsemen; a British lion; kangaroos and an emu.

Although honour boards are a common form of war memorial, they are usually situated inside publicly accessible places such as the council halls. Not so Gayndah's: the WWI memorial stands in a square between the post office and library. Behind is a memorial garden including commemorative plaques to service personnel of WWII and conflicts up to Somalia.




Capper Street
Gayndah, QLD, 4625

Located 0.2K from Gayndah

Gleneden Organic Farm and The Gleneden Bullock Team


Gleneden Organic Farm is a family owned and run property which produces organic pastured meats and vegetables. Gleneden Organic Farm offers a unique and relaxing visitor experience to campground guests, bus tours, schools and day trippers.

First selected in 1910 by brothers Ernest James and William Samuel Morris, Gleneden Organic Farm is now managed by Rohan, Fiona, Eden and Jethro (fourth and fifth generation Morrises). They have recreated a true family run mixed farm, resulting in a healthy, happy, productive, beautiful and interesting place to live and visit and learn about the good life.

Farmer/Bullocky Rohan and his family offer guided farm tours and bushwalks in the beautiful Gleneden Valley and hold traditional farm skills and kitchen craft workshops. Bush campers are welcome to join in the regular farm activities including animal feeding and milking. The campground provides as relaxing, quiet and picturesque atmosphere to enjoy the magnificent sunsets and clear starry skies.

Gleneden Organic Farm is also home to The Gleneden Bullock Team. From Easter Saturday to October you can catch the rare spectacle of a bullock team at work on the farm. Bookings Essential.




111 Slab Creek Road,
Gleneden via
Gayndah, QLD, 4625

Located 18.4K from Gayndah

Gayndah: Events

Gayndah Race Day


Gayndah was the headquarters of the first Queensland Jockey Club and the venue for Queensland's first Derby in 1868. Gayndah Racecourse was also home to the North Australia Jockey Club and the first Ladies Side Saddle Race in 1880. The race course was heritage listed in 2005. This historic track is still in use today for gazetted race meetings with the first meeting for 2016 being held on 11 June 2016. Another great meet is to be held in October 2016 (date to be confirmed).The track is located at the far end of Arthur Street, Gayndah. Free taxi is provided to and from the town area. Come and join in the fun on a great day out and mingle with the friendly locals.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct


Arthur Street
Gayndah, QLD, 4625

Located 1.0K from Gayndah

Heartland Festival


The Heartland Festival is earthy and delicious and a little bit country. It is a celebration of all things made, grown and produced in the North Burnett.

The market day on Saturday, 9 July, will boast stalls that showcase local produce and products plus entertainment, workshops and displays and plenty of ready-to-eat food.

The weekend also includes a Wine and Cheese Art Evening at the Gayndah Art Gallery on Friday, 8 July, a First Class Heritage Railway Dinner on the Saturday evening and a working bullock display and farm tour at Gleneden Organic Farm on Sunday, 9 July, which can be packaged with coach transfers to and from a Long Table Lunch being hosted in Mundubbera.

Heartland Festival is the opening act of the 10-day Bundaberg Winterfeast Festival, which brings thousands of people together to celebrate food, farmers and local produce.

For the full program, event details and tickets, visit their website.

For more information, contact Event Coordinator Renee McGilvery.




Spencer Street
Gayndah, QLD, 4625

Located 1.1K from Gayndah

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