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Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre


Gympie's Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre was first opened by the Queensland Museum and Department of Forestry in March 1984 and gives visitors a fascinating insight into the Timber Industry through the years.

The Centre has a host of attractions including a steam driven sawmill, springboard display, pioneering forestry hand tools display and a fully restored 1925 'republic' Winch Truck. The Woodworkers workshop is on site including and timber souvenirs are for sale.

Demonstrations and guided tours available for groups including school parties by arrangement.




Fraser Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 4.2K from Bells Bridge

Brooyar State Forest


Brooyar State Forest features sandstone cliffs, hoop pine plantations and a mix of tall open eucalypt forest with spotted gums. Pockets of riparian rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek.

Take a scenic drive, stopping to enjoy views from Point Pure lookout (300 metre return walk) or a short stroll along an old logging road through rainforest. You can picnic at Glastonbury Creek, or set up your tent or caravan on the grassy camping area nearby. Relax and absorb the tranquillity. In summer, feast your eyes on the forest's colours: rich red and yellow flowers of black bean trees, and vivid orange flower spikes of silky oaks. You can camp with your dog overnight, but must keep it on a leash.




Brooyar State Forest,
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Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 4.8K from Bells Bridge

Gympie Regional Gallery


The Gympie Regional Gallery is housed in the heritage listed School of Arts Building designed by architect Hugo Du Rietz and built in 1905.

The Gallery, a Category A rating facility, enables it to cater for both major national travelling exhibitions to locally curated exhibits that highlight the artists and local stories of the region and promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the local community bringing education opportunities, cultural enrichment, economic and social benefits to the entire region.

It presents a dynamic range of exhibitions and public programs tailored to the interests of the community. These include the popular and long running school holiday programs of the Gallery offering children and youth an opportunity to experiment with different artforms.




39 Nash Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 11.1K from Bells Bridge

Mary Valley Rattler


The Mary Valley Rattler is a steam train tourist attraction and will be back up and running in the Gympie Region in December 2017. The State Government and Gympie Regional Council have provided funding to ensure its return. Old Gympie Station is located in Tozer Street, Gympie. Currently The Valley Rattler is closed.




10 Tozer Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 12.0K from Bells Bridge

Gold Panning, Deep Creek


In 1867 a discovery of alluvial gold in a gully near the Mary River began the first major gold rush in Queensland and resulted in the establishment of the mining town of Gympie.

Today visitors to the region can still visit and try their luck in the gold-bearing gully in the town at the Deep Creek Fossicking Area. Located at the southern entrance to Gympie between the Bruce Highway and Brisbane Road. From Brisbane Road turn into River Road and Graham Street and turn right into Victoria Street.

Fossicking Licences are available online or at the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre. Equipment hire is also available from the Centre (picks/shovels and pans).

A great family activity at minimal cost.




Victoria Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 13.8K from Bells Bridge

Lake Alford Recreational Park


Lake Alford Recreational Park is located at the southern entry into Gympie. At the entrance to the park is the "Goldminer's Monument" which commemorates the gold miners who saved Queensland. Gold was discovered in Gympie in 1867 at a time when Queensland was in severe economic depression.

The park has wonderful facilities including all abilities playground, barbecue facilities, public amenities, Visitor Information Centre, off the leash dog park, and plenty of off street parking for caravans and RVs.

An abundance of bird life at the park is evident with feeding of the ducks a favourite activity for the kids. On the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month the Gympie Museum Markets are held. Located on the north eastern edge of the park is the Gympie Gold Mining Museum which also has a cafe attached.




Bruce Highway
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 14.9K from Bells Bridge

Owen Guns Museum


Owen Guns Museum is located on the southern fringe of Gympie just off the Bruce Highway and is the largest gun museum in the southern hemisphere.

Housing in excess of 3,000 firearms from Waterloo, The Wild West, the Boer War. Also guns from the 55 days at Peking, the American Civil War, the Zulu Wars and guns from all the way back to when those Americans rebelled against the Crown in 1775.




24 McMahon Road
Monkland, QLD, 4570

Located 15.2K from Bells Bridge

Woondum National Park


Woondum National Park is a popular retreat in which tall, wet eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest surround rocky creeks. Parts of the national park are regenerating after being logged as recently as the late 1990s. Some areas formerly used as banana farms are being reforested with eucalypt plantations. Picnic beside cool rock pools, among granite boulders and shady green forests, where Boulder and Woondum creeks meet. Stroll along a short walk featuring large turpentine trees and involving a rock hop across Boulder Creek. Explore diverse forest types on the four wheel drive forest road. Learn more about the areas timber industry at the Woodworks Museum on the Bruce Highway at Gympie.




Woondum National Park
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 20.4K from Bells Bridge

Bells Bridge: Events

Gympie Garden Expo


There is something for everyone on the first weekend in May as the Gympie Garden Expo comes alive with fascinating plant displays.
It hosts one of the states largest collection of orchids with its annual competition.

There are informative talks, with the ever popular plant clinic and market stalls offering plants, art and craft, and a myriad of garden accessories to compliment the home gardener. Share your love of gardening by entering the Horticultural Society plant competition, or opening your garden to the community.

Sunday's Compost Corner focuses on the sustainable lifestyle with permaculture displays and specialised gardening techniques for the community.

There will be roving raffles each day with the major raffle prize drawn on Sunday.

Check out their web site for guest speakers and more detailed information.


Event Dates
2018
      5th May
      5th May
      6th May


Exhibition Road
Southside, QLD, 4570

Located 11.1K from Bells Bridge

Bells Bridge: Travel Tips

Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre - Lake Alford, Gympie


Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre (Lake Alford) is located at the southern entry to Gympie on the Bruce Highway.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information:
- including maps, brochures
- free wi-fi internet access.
- an extensive range of Gympie regional produce available for sale
- souvenirs
- light refreshments (incl tea/coffee)
- Gold Fossicking Licences for the state of Qld available for purchase
- Qld National Parks booking kiosk enabling visitors to book camping and vehicle permits on line
- book exchange facility for visitors.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre provides advice on the things to see and do in the Gympie Region including Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola National Parks, Fraser Island, Kilkivan, Goomeri and the Mary Valley.

Lake Alford provides a wonderful rest stop for drivers with ample parking, all abilities play ground, barbecue and picnic facilities, toilets and an off the dog leash park.




24 Bruce Highway, Lake Alford
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 15.1K from Bells Bridge

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