Goondiwindi: Where River Serenity Meets Crossroads Adventure

Sitting peacefully on the banks of the Macintyre River at the junction of five major highways, Goondiwindi is a well-established border town. It is the perfect place for travellers to rest awhile and spend some time. With all you could want by way of amenities, an interesting history to explore, great food and warm country hospitality it will be time well spent. The great Macintyre River marks the Queensland/New South Wales border and creates a scenic backdrop for this friendly and prosperous country town.

You will find it is a vibrant, contemporary place with excellent facilities and amenities and its river frontage provides a unique and tranquil setting for one of Queensland’s fastest growing rural communities. Photographers often turn their lenses to the heritage buildings and country landscapes. In late spring you will see a breath-taking display as Jacaranda trees lining the streets burst into full purple bloom.

Home to around 6,000 locals and servicing approximately 15,000, its neat tree-lined streets, well maintained public buildings, sporting facilities and relaxed town centre are a good measure of the community spirit and civic pride you will find here. That, naturally, extends to welcoming travellers to join in the activities, events and festivals and the local way of life.

Must Do:

  1. Explore a working Cotton Farm and be treated to a country morning tea with the Goondiwindi Cotton Tour.
  2. Meet a local larrikin and learn about Gunsynd (the famous ‘Goondiwindi Grey’) during the Victoria Hotel Beer and Bullshit Tour.
  3. Visit the charming Customs House and Museum.
  4. Stretch your legs on the River Walk beside the picturesque Macintyre River.
  5. Picnic in Botanic Gardens
  6. Enjoy many activities including Water Skiing at the Natural Heritage and Water Park.
  7. Compete in the Hell of the West Triathlon.

Must See:

  1. The original 1914 Historic Border Bridge connecting NSW and Qld.
  2. Have your photo taken with the famous ‘Goondiwindi Grey’ Statue.
  3. The restored Art Deco Cinema /Theatre.
  4. Sunset over the Macintyre River.
  5. Jacarandas in full bloom in late spring.

Discover more on this suggested itinerary: Leichhardt Highway