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Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi is located 370 kilometers west of Brisbane, and is the border town between Queensland and New South Wales.

Settled in the 1840's by pastoralists, Goondiwindi emerged in the latter half of the 19th century as an important administrative and commercial centre.
Goondiwindi is named after the Aboriginal name for "Resting Place of the Birds". The town's major rural products include wheat, cotton, beef and wool. Cotton being the biggest of these, I would imagine.

Goondiwindi is situated on the McIntyre River... and on the junction of five major inland highways. The Barwon, Newell, Cunningham, Leichardt and Bruxner...
The Newell Highway, being the major route from Queensland to Victoria... and the Highway that I have travelled more times than I can remember. A drive of just over 2000 kilometers.

Approxiamtly 5,000 people reside in the town with a further 6,000 in the surrounding Waggamba Shire.

By the way, Goondiwindi is affectionately known as 'Gundy'... and is pronounced as Gundiwindi...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wonderful stop, when travelling long ditances...
  • Cons:This place is way out, in the middle of the Outback...
  • In a nutshell:Great as a stopover on the long runs..
  • Intro Updated Jul 6, 2003
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2006 at 2:19 PM

    Well, someday I will stop in Goondiwindi during my hopefully very loong drive across Australia :-)

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 2:34 AM

    Another interesting page Susie as always, lots of great information. Well done.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 5:08 AM

    should have visited Oz when i was in the same latitudes as you, but hwo knows ;-)))

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 1:43 AM

    You dont miss much the amount of times ive been here the best i ever see is the truck stop good job ;)

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 7:05 AM

    gee cotton in australia , be wearing blue jeans soon lol

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 3:26 PM

    I like the name: goondiwindi! heh heh heh. .. You people Downunder!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 5:01 AM

    Nice page Susie! The cottonfields look great! I wonder how you proncounce Goondiwindi, haha, I like the name though!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2003 at 5:25 PM

    Nice page

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 7:21 PM

    Nice page Susie. Now if I can just figure out how to pronounce the place I'll be all set.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 4:46 PM

    hmmmmm no wine here, but I suppose I can wait a day or two :-)the cottonfields, pretty amazing, seen them for the first time in my Life..1987thanx Susie for a wonderful page

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