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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 exhibitions 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 7.5K from Veteran

Gympie and Widgee War Memorial Gates


The British decreed that WWI soldiers of the Empire be buried where they fell, leading to a wave of memorials in Australia as communities, like those of Gympie and Widgee Shire, wrestled with their grief.

The Prince of Wales-later King Edward VIII-unveiled the Gympie war memorial gates in 1920 in tribute to 167 local men who died. Their names are inscribed, along with those of two locals who died in the Boer War, on large sculpted sandstone pillars facing the street and supporting the ironwork gates.

The gates were designed by a young Brisbane draftsman George Rae who won a design competition organised by the Queensland Institute of Architects on behalf of the Gympie and Widgee District Soldiers' Memorial Fund. AL Petrie and Son undertook the stonework. An unknown blacksmith produced the ironwork.

The gates cost ?800, raised through public subscription and input from the Gympie City Council.
The gates, on a laneway between a shop and a hotel, beckon entry to a memorial park beyond on a former saw mill site.

A second set of pillars mirroring the originals bear marble plaques with the leaded names of local men who served in WWII and Vietnam.





Mary Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 7.6K from Veteran

Gympie Memorial Park


A triangular-shaped park with lawns, well-tended garden beds and shady trees creates the perfect spot for a picnic in Gympie, it's also a place where WWI soldiers are remembered.

Gympie's Memorial Park was officially opened in April 1921, although the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) visited eight months earlier when unveiling the Gympie and Widgee War Memorial Gates which lead into the green-space.

The local council used the expertise of Brisbane's Parks Superintendent Harry Moore, also known for his landscape design of Yeronga's Memorial Park, Newstead Park, and New Farm Park.

Local returned servicemen were employed for much of the ground works: gently curving gravelled pedestrian walkways radiating from a few entrance points and raised, dry-stone walled rockery beds with dramatic displays of flowering annuals, perennials and roses. Palms, pines, poinsettias and jacarandas were also planted for this living tribute to the 167 men who died at war.

While intended as a soldiers' memorial, others are remembered within the park. The 1920 bandstand honours the memory of a much-respected bandmaster and a sandstone monument is dedicated to James Nash, the man credited with starting the Gympie gold rush.

Glimpses of the park can be seen from Calton Hill.




River Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 7.6K from Veteran

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 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 St 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 8.2K from Veteran

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum


Gympie's Gold Mining and Historical Museum showcases not only Gympie's rich gold mining history but also other aspects of the region's past era including steam machinery, agricultural, dairying, vehicles, gemstone and shell collections.

Andrew Fisher House (named after Australia's second Labour Prime Minister 1908-1915) is part of the Museums collection of historical buildings housed with period furniture. Also the award winning Military Collection of the Fifth Light Horse Regiment which includes military equipment and memorabilia of all sons and daughters of the Gympie area that went to war.

Try your luck at the Museum's Gold Panning and take home a specimen of Gympie Gold - a great time for the whole family. Tour groups welcome.




215 Brisbane Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 8.7K from Veteran

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 9.1K from Veteran

Veteran: Events

Gympie Regional Gallery 19th Birthday and Twilight Suitcase Markets


Only held three times a year, come along and meet some new friends or catch up with old ones at the Suitcase Markets. Pull up a chair and soak up the atmosphere under the stars - barista coffee, wood-fired pizza, live entertainment all add to the buzz!
Friends of the Gallery will be running a cash bar throughout the evening and exhibition openings will also be taking place from 6.30pm.

Browse the variety of creative wares by local artists, haggle for a bargain or gain some creative inspiration - it's all on offer at the Suitcase Markets.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Mar


39 Nash Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 7.4K from Veteran

Gympie Garden Expo


There is something for everyone on the first weekend in May as the Gympie Garden Expo shines with fascinating plant displays.
It hosts one of the states largest collection of orchids in 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 in entering the Horticultural Society plant competition.

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
2017
      6th May
      7th May


Exhibition Road
Southside, QLD, 4570

Located 9.0K from Veteran

Gympie Southside Markets


Gympie Southside Markets are held every second and fourth Sunday between 7am to 12 noon at the Gympie South State School on Exhibition Road.

They are one of the largest markets in the region and offer a wide selection of produce, poultry, crafts, jams and preserves. Entertainment is also available for the kids.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Feb
      12th Mar
      26th Mar
      9th Apr
      23rd Apr
      14th May
      28th May
      11th Jun
      25th Jun
      9th Jul
      23rd Jul
      13th Aug
      27th Aug
      10th Sep
      24th Sep
      8th Oct
      22nd Oct
      12th Nov
      26th Nov


Exhibition Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 9.1K from Veteran

Veteran: 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, and offers free wi-fi internet access. An extensive range of Gympie regional produce is also available for sale, along with souvenirs and light refreshments. Fossicking Licences for the state of Queensland can be purchased at the Centre. They also provide a 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 9.2K from Veteran

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