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Goondiwindi Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 69 photos

Goondiwindi's name stems from Aboriginal origin, meaning 'resting place of the birds'

Located 368kms from Brisbane, this country town has lovely tree-lined streets, especially pretty in Spring when the Jacaranda's are in bloom, well kept gardens and the Macintyre River, whose beauty is one of the town's greatest assets.

Goondiwindi is situated on the Queensland and New South Wales border, the border being the MacIntyre River.

Settled in the 1840s by pastoralists, Goondiwindi emerged in the latter half of the 19th century as an important administrative and commercial centre.

The town's major rural products include wheat, cotton, beef and wool, while major industries include service industries, machinery sales and repairs.

Goondiwindi is also home to one of the largest cotton gins in the world and tours are available.

Goondiwindi is one of Queensland's fastest growing rural communities,
with a population of more than 14,000 people residing in the town and surrounding region.

The Newell Highway also runs through Goondiwindi and is described as the gateway to the Western Downs.

Racing fans will know Goondiwindi as the home of the famous Gunsynd racehorse, affectionately nicknamed the 'Goondiwindi Grey'.

A nice large town, perfect for that overnight stop when you are heading either north or south.

Stop, and have a look around, you will be surprised of what there is to see and do here!

GOONDIWINDI is the end of day 1 on our 11,500km trip to South Australia and Eyre Peninsula in 2012

We are now heading across the MacIntyre River and into New South Wales, where we are stopping at MOREE

2014 road trip, and once again we are looking for somewhere to stop. The information centre gave us some help, but we decided to head across the river to NSW and Free camp along the Newell Highway. This completes day 1.
After a good nights sleep, we hit the road and head for the lovely town of MOREE

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice town to spend time in
  • In a nutshell:A very nice stop-over point on your travels
  • Last visit to Goondiwindi: Jan 2016
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    ...going on with your tour. The water park looks amazing.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Nov 23, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      Thanks for continuing the tour. The water park was amazing with that amount of Cockatoo's feeding on the lawn. Overseas tourists would love to see something like this, in the wild and for free!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The name is catchy! At first i thought it was Goodnwindi. Neat how the racehorse came to be so closely identified with the town. Love the jacaranda!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    I have never seen covered grain mounds on fields before. Must have been a really good harvest. The Victoria Hotel and the wooden houses looks lovely!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    What a charming place and page!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I love the white parrots :)

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    a town made famous by horse(s). isn't it always great to hear about humans' two best friends - dogs and horses. also noted 'cotton' i had forgotten all about cotton fields. at 368 kms, did you take a plane nearby or drove?

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Here's another one of those places that I can't stop running across my brain, when I see the name! Also wouldn't have thought there was that much here--can't recall whether I ever got here or not, but a good effort describing it!

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