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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.
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:Nice town to spend time in
- In a nutshell:A very nice stop-over point on your travels
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