GOONDIWINDI

Goondiwindi is the first town out of the outback, continuing our travels east. This is a really great, not so little town. Goondiwindi is a town that services a wide region that is rich with cotton, wool, sheep and cattle product and production. Goondiwindi is a very clean and tidy town that has loads of community pride on display.

The town is situated on the Macintyre River on the New South Wales border. The twin town of Boggabilla is located a short distance away on the New South Wales side of the border. Most of the area surrounding the town is farmland.

Goondiwindi was first proclaimed a Municipality on 20 October 1888. The town boundaries have not altered to this day, and before Federation the town served as one of few border crossings between QLD and NSW. The Customs House which was used in that era stands today and is now a museum open for tourists.

The most famous resident of Goondiwindi was Gunsynd, a thoroughbred race horse known as "The Goondiwindi Grey". In the late 1960s and early 1970s Gunsynd had 29 wins including the 1971 Epsom Handicap and the 1972 Cox Plate and came third in the 1972 Melbourne Cup. The name "Gunsynd" came from Goondiwindi Syndicate (Gun= Goondiwindi, Synd= Syndicate). A statue of Gunsynd is located in a park in the town centre.

The Anglican Church is open each day; this is really a magnificent structure, is open and a must visit. The Catholic Church also is an impressive offer. The other churches are of the modern design.

The Goondiwindi War Memorial is on the western edge of town.

The four hotels are all really nice either renovated or recently modernised. Clearly well managed hotels.

The Museum is a heritage offer.

The river walkway should be an activity all visitors should take.

Allow a few days to enjoy Goondiwindi.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course