Get Off The Beaten Track

Get Off The Beaten Track

By Molly Emmerton on Aug 08 2017

Heading North from Brisbane?

When you make your way to Gayndah come and see the Big Orange.
Walk down the main street, pop into Mellors & see the coin flying-fox change dispenser (the only one left in Queensland). Don’t forget to visit the newly restored Convent either restored as an Art  Gallery & Cultural Centre.
If scenery is more your cup of tea, head up to McConnell’s Lookout and take in stunning display of local citrus orchards and the Gayndah Region, or head out to Mingo Crossing recreation area & Caravan park , a great spot to put in a fishing line, or go waterskiing.
With markets held on the first Sunday of every month you might be fortunate to try some of our local produce, or pick up a quirky handmade item. There are also two race meets held every year, June & October .
The Orange Festival held bi-annually & is an amazing event  with so much on offer .
Gayndah has all the benefits of country living, the people are friendly and the town well serviced. There are two butchers, a supermarket, three pubs, bank  and fashion & retail outlets. Medical facilities include a hospital, doctors , dentist , Blue Care and a retirement village.
There’s plenty to do as well - recreational facilities include a bowls club, tennis courts, a swimming pool, football club, pistol , archery & golf  clubs. There are also various community organizations such as the RSL, QCWA , Rotary and Lions as well as churches of various faiths. The new Mens Shed is a great facility  for the community.
Gayndah is a safe & friendly town, a great place to visit, relax, or enjoy wonderful country living. So when heading north from Brisbane, or south from Cairns, take a detour and visit the picturesque North Burnett Region.