Gunsynd was one of the most courageous and charismatic horses to race in Australia. He loved the crowds and the crowds loved him.Gunsynd was bred in northern New South Wales, and bought for $1,300 by a group of friends from Goondiwindi - which forever put that town on the map and earned for the horse the affectionate nickname of the "Goondiwindi...more
GUNSYND & RODEO MEMORABILIA TRIBUTE Is located at the Goondiwindi Tourist Information centreGunsynd, a beautiful Grey Racehorse, was a favourite with the crowds due to his beautiful grey coat and his tremendous will to win, and was arguably the best grey horse in the history of Australian racing.In 2004, he was the only animal named in the...more
GOONDIWINDI is a tricky name, as it is pronounced as "Gundawindi."This large town is situated in the south/west of Queensland, right on the New South Wales Border, so if you wish to visit, you will go through large open spaces with Wheat, Beef and Sheep being farmed. Once you cross into New South Wales, you will see large areas being "Cotton"...more
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church was built in the 1930's. It is known for its architecture, the tall spire and the lovely stained glassed windows.I went inside, and with the sunlight streaming through the windows, they were beautiful!If you ask at the Information centre, they will give you a pamphlet which gives a description of each stained glass...more
If you happen to be in Goondiwindi when the Wheat harvest is in full swing, then you may find it a bit noisier and busier than usual.If it has been a good season, then you will see huge mounds covered often in blue, white or yellow tarpaulins, these are covering the excess grain that will not fit into the Silos.Also, the trucks carrying the grain...more
We did both. First, we walked the main street, having a look in the shop windows, and then admiring the different styles of architecture. Some had been painted since my last visit, one of these was the Cinema which is built in the Art Deco style.After the main street, we then drove around some of the back streets, and it was here where we found...more
"Bird Watching" is something I enjoy when on holiday. It is a chance to see some of the Australian Birds that are in my Bird book, which I happen to take with me.Goondiwindi is rich in Bird life. About 200 species have been identified in the area, ranging from small Birds, like Wrens, to large Birds like Eagles.Some of the more unusual are spotted...more
The water park is somewhere we love, so this time in Goondiwindi, we returned there again.It's part of the Serpentine Creek that has been converted to form the Natural Heritage & Water Park. It's here where watersports like watersking, wakeboarding, canoeing and boating can be enjoyed. There is a designated area for swimming, including beach, lots...more
The riverside walk was a very pleasant way to enjoy the end of the day in Goondiwindi.The walk is 2kms, is paved and follows the town's levee bank. We didn't walk the whole way, but what we did, we enjoyed. We came across a large, historic Red River Gum, these are beautiful trees. We also had nice views of the Border bridge.Want birdlife, well this...more
When I first laid eyes on the Victoria Hotel, I thought wow! what an amazing Hotel. Nicely painted in black and white, and recently renovated, this Hotel stands out in the city centre.It was built during Queen Victoria's reign, so was named after her. The original Victoria Hotel was a single-storey wooden building with a shingle roof, and included...more
Known as the "Border Bridge," this bridge is the border of New South Wales and Queensland.It was built in 1914, and spans the MacIntyre River. It is quite busy with traffic, as this is one of the main transport routes between Australian capital cities. Years ago, duties were collected by Customs, this no longer happens. If you visit the "Custom's...more
This time in Goondiwindi, I decided to visit the information centre and find out what accommodation was available. They helped me with this, and I picked up some pamphlets too.At the centre, is a Museum on Gunsynd which was a famous racehorse from Goondiwindi. A donation was required for entry, so I also had a look at the Museum.On the outside wall...more
On entering Goondiwindi, look out for the small blue signs with a yellow "i." Follow these, and they lead to the Tourist Information Centre.Set in a fairly new building, there was plenty of information on the town and surrounding area. We picked up some leaflets, including a "walking tour" of the town, I always like to do these if possible, and if...more
Goondawindi.. Before just passing through Goondawindi Stop and get one of the best meat pies around. Located in the main street is a wonderful bakery and pie shop that turn out the best beef pies ..try the steak and kidney..or the steak and onion even pies with potatoes..Really well priced and the best tasting piesyou'll eat for a long time..more
There is so much of interest to see at this little Museum.After having a look at indoors, then head outside in the yard to see the implements, etc used on the farms when they were settled in the 1800's.It is amazing to see inventions that were used back then.The Museum curators were very helpful, filling us in on the use of some items that we were...more
This gorgeous little 3 room Cottage, built in 1850, is located across the road from the Information centre. Set amongst a pretty cottage garden, this museum has so many old Australian historical items on display, lots I have not seen in other Museums.On the verandah were huge Bellows, about 6 foot in height, these were used by the local blacksmith....more
The Custom's house was a Border Customs Point before Federation. Around 1850, the Customs House was built on the northern bank of the Macintyre River, a modest three-room cottage with detached kitchen, a fire precaution of the day. Its shingled roof covered sturdy walls of pitsawn timber, morticed top and bottom into slots, a building technique...more
2 Phar Lap Court, Goondiwindi, 4390, Australia
Good for: Couples
15 Mclean Street Goondiwindi Ql 4390
Good for: Couples
110 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, 4390, Australia
Good for: Business
I always stopped at the Boggabilla Truck Stop, which is a short distance south of Goondiwindi. It was always nice and clean, and the food was pretty good. Friendly also.
You are in Queensland, Australia
Much of the time the clothes sold in the country towns do not excite me but I knew of' Aitches' from a previous visit and we arrived just before closing time of 5pm so I was able to have a quick look.
No I am not suggesting you fly in from New York, Paris, or London but if you are travelling out this way do make a point of calling in.
Opening time was not till 9am the next day so we were long gone but if the winter range this year had more of my colours we might have stayed a bit longer. But strong orange is NOT for me.
There are shoes and handbags and jewellery as well.
What to buy: There was another boutique across the road with high heel shoes and hats.....must be for the ladies who dress up for Race Day.
What to pay: Prices were about the norm.
There is a large GP practice here if you need to see a doctor while passing through.
49, Bowen St.
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