In Sub-tropical Queensland, between the Sunshine Coast and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, you will discover an amazing area full of natural beauty.  From lush green hills that stretch to sandy rainforests, a major river system, perched lakes and a stunning coastline rich in native flora and fauna, the Gympie Cooloola region features a wonderfully diverse blend of coastal, country and community.

Situated in the heart of the region, beside the mighty Mary River, the historic city of Gympie offers visitors the opportunity to experience our golden past, by visiting the Mary Valley Heritage Steam Train at the Gympie Heritage Railway Station, Gympie Gold Mining museum and enjoy stunning 19th Century architecture as you explore Gympie City.

East from Gympie, you will find the tranquil waters of Tin Can Bay and rolling surf of Rainbow Beach on the Cooloola Coast.  The Bay provides sheltered beaches for families and is the gateway to the protected waterways of the Great Sandy Strait.  

Popular with four-wheel driving and fishing enthusiasts, Rainbow Beach boasts many unique natural attractions.  Majestic coloured sands tower over pristine beaches and rainforests grow out of the sand.  Natural experiences allow you to interact with whales, dolphins and turtles, and for the more adventurous, diving with the sharks.

For a unique hinterland experience, come out to play in Mary Valley Country, south of Gympie.  Enjoy a raft of outdoor pursuits from horse riding, and bush walking to water sports and fishing Lake Borumba.  

A scenic drive west of Gympie, takes you to the towns of Kilkivan and Goomeri where there are wineries, gourmet cafes, heritage museums and country markets waiting to be explored.

For a holiday that will stay with you for a lifetime, pack your sense of adventure and explore the wonders of the Gympie Cooloola region a REAL experience.