HOME OF THE GOONDIWINDI GREY
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.
The river frontage provides a tranquil setting, and has a long riverside walk that you can do along the peaceful banks.
Goondiwindi is situated on the Queensland and New South Wales border, the border being the McIntyre 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!