McConnell Lookout – the drive up to the lookout is well worth it with panoramic spectacular 360 degree views of the beautiful Burnett River, flanked on both sides by many large citrus orchards.
Gayndah Museum – operated by the Gayndah and District Historical Society Inc., this museum is housed in what was the very first brick house built in Gayndah, and displays what family life was like in rural Queensland during the second half of the 19th Century. The museum also boasts a fine collection of various vintage vehicles, tractors, steam engines and other equipment ranging from rare trucks and tractors through to stationery steam engines from mills and even warships.
Gayndah Art Gallery – situated in the old convent building. This magnificent restored building with its changing displays rivals any gallery in larger cities with all the hospitality and charm of the region.
Historic Ideraway Upside Down Bridge – spanning 45 metres, this unusual railway bridge was constructed in 1902, 10 km north of Gayndah – there are no facilities or amenities.
Archer’s Lookout- Gayndah sits neatly below twin hills to the south, affectionately known as the “Duke and Duchess. Archer’s Lookout sits on the Duke providing an excellent perspective of the town and district.
Claude Wharton Weir- Claude Wharton Weir on the beautiful Burnett River provides excellent recreational fishing. The varying waterways provide areas for some quiet canoeing around a creek, a spot of fishing and plenty of room for water skiing. Facilities include boat ramp, picnic shelters, barbecues, public toilets and car parking.
Gayndah Racecourse- 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 track is still in use today and Gayndah hosts gazetted race meetings on this historic track.
Gayndah Railway – the former long distance Queensland train, a carriage of “Sunlander” now stationed at the historic Gayndah Railway Station. A First Class Heritage Railway Dining Experience was a sell out during the recent Heartland Festival.
Gayndah’s Big Orange- View the locally grown citrus being graded using older methods of sorting while enjoying local refreshments. Visitor information is available inside the Big Orange.
Gayndah Packer’s Factory- Watch the unique machinery prepare and pack mandarins and citrus from the viewing platform at the Gayndah Packer’s factory in Bridge Street – (7am to 4pm: Apr – Sep).
Town Clock- Designed in the shape of a citrus tree, the stained glass and stainless steel timepiece which stands proudly in the main street, depicts stories of the Gayndah district.
Zonhoven Park- Named in honour of Gayndah’s sister City in Belgium, this park offers well shaded picnic areas, views of the river and nearby citrus orchards and provides facilities including public toilets and a dump valve for motorhomes.
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