The 10 Best Things to Do in Gympie, Australia

January 1, 2018 Alice Mieles

Discover the best top things to do in Gympie, Australia including Brisbane Whale Watching, Aria Cruises, Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Queens Park, Mount Ngungun, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beenleigh Artisan Distillery, City Hopper, Bee Gees Way, CityCat Ferry.
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1. Brisbane Whale Watching

Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe, Queensland 4020, Australia
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5 based on 389 reviews

Brisbane Whale Watching

Brisbane Whale Watching invites you to come on board the magnificent Eye-Spy for an encounter with the whales. There’s no better place to observe the mighty Humpback than Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.

Reviewed By CJFallowfield - Llandrinio, United Kingdom

I was scheduled to go on this trip on a Friday, and sat at the meeting point for over 40 minutes waiting to be collected, only to find that it had been cancelled, so instead it was rearranged for the following Monday. By the time the tour bus had stopped to pick everyone up, it was just over an hour before we arrived in Redcliffe to walk out to the jetty to board the lovely Eyespy. I'd paid for the VIP ticket, which meant a separate air-conditioned cabin with a table and guaranteed window view, and it included a free drink and buffet lunch (I didn't partake in lunch so can't comment on this side of the trip). As it was almost the end of the season, and a week day to boot, there was probably no more than 60 people onboard, which meant that over the three decks there was plenty of room for people to spread out to get good shots of the whales. I'm not sure how easy that would have been if the ship was at full capacity. We were lucky enough to see three pods of whales during out time out, though the coveted "breaches" where the whales jump right out of the water, were at a distance, so you'd only have been able to capture those shots with a professional camera and zoom lens. We did see lots of rolling, slapping of tails and fins though - It's easy to get too wrapped up in trying to capture the perfect shot and not just taking the time to appreciate the beauty of witnessing this once almost extinct creature in all of its beauty - so I actually put my camera away and chose to be in the moment. A word of warning, it was a cloudy day with a strong breeze out on the water, so I didn't notice how strong the sun actually was and came away with quite painful sunburn - always put your suncream on when out on the water! It's heartbreaking to think that these magnificent creatures were hunted and killed in such a barbaric manner, thank goodness they are now protected and their numbers are increasing year on year. A very enjoyable day out, sunburn aside!

2. Aria Cruises

146-148 Shore St N | The Public Pontoon Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland, Redland City, Queensland 4163, Australia
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5 based on 203 reviews

Aria Cruises

Aria Cruises will take you on a sailing adventure like no other aboard a purpose built seawind catamaran. As you sail through the pristine waters that Moreton Bay has to offer, the boat will take you to some of the most scenic beach locations just of the Mainland of Brisbane. On board you can also keep a look out for the different marine life in the area such as dolphins, turtles, dugongs and much more. Check out Aria’s Facebook Page for latest photo and news updates.

Reviewed By Kate S - Brisbane, Australia

We had a wonderful birthday morning with Aria cruises! The staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too hard. Had the most beautiful swim/float at Horseshoe Bay, absolutely stunning. Yummy lunch and smooth trip back to Cleveland. Looking forward to going again and taking some...MoreThank you so much Kate for joining us on your birthday. It was a pleasure having you. We look forward to you joining us again. Next time maybe do an afternoon cruise and enjoy the sunset on the way back.

3. Tamborine Mountain Distillery

87-91 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272, Australia
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

The Tamborine Mountain Distillery (“the Company”) is a successful Queensland, based business, that for the last quarter of a century has produced and distributed several specialized liqueurs and spirits for local, regional, national distribution, although has had significant interest shown for the international market. The Company was founded in 1993 by Michael and Alla Ward and has grown over the years into an iconic tourism facility and award winning liqueur brand.

Reviewed By gilld969 - Pottsville, Australia

Since our last visit the distillery has changed hands. The new owners were very welcoming and seem to be settling in well. We enjoyed a sample of the wonderful selection on offer, it was so hard to decide which to purchase. a visit is highly recommended.

4. Queens Park

Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia +61 7 3281 0555
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4.5 based on 316 reviews

Queens Park

One of the oldest parks in Queensland, Queens Park boasts enormous, shady trees dotted around the picturesque green expanse on the hill at the eastern entrance to the city. A perfect place to spread out the picnic rug, fire up the barbie and spend a pleasant few hours. If you're not such a BYO person, the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café offers everything for the hungry park-goer, including a special Kids' Menu. Next door to the Café, is the Environmental Education Centre with some fun interactive displays. Queens Park's playground was inspired by Ipswich's coal mining history, with an impressive design incorporating a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride, and water pumps. And if that's not enough, there are two more amazing, free attractions - the Japanese-themed Nerima Gardens, and the Ipswich Nature Centre which has been delighting visitors since 1936. Enter the Ipswich Nature Centre through the historical Rotunda and be charmed by wallabies contentedly nibbling or dozing, and other native animals such as wombats, emus, bilbies and water birds in their authentic habitats. Then there's the barn where the younger ones won't be able to resist farm animals such as pigs, calves, Guinea pigs and lambs. Nerima Gardens was designed in consultation with Ipswich's sister city in Japan. A model traditional Japanese tea house, constant sound of flowing water, winding paths and charming Gardens make this a tranquil and calming space. A unique factor is that Australian native plants have been used, with some being indigenous to Ipswich.

Reviewed By natthetraveller770 - Ipswich, Australia

Beautiful historic Queens Park. Great for kids - animal park, play areas. Great for all ages - Japanese Garden, And don't forget to have coffee and something to eat at the
cafe - the food is delicious and the customer service is Exceptional - very pleasing to see the service staff being friendly and courteous. Such a bonus in this day and age.
Wear a hat, Ipswich gets hot. Great for picnics. Free parking.

5. Mount Ngungun

Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Mount Ngungun

Reviewed By MargaretJay - Manchester

Seems strange to review a walk, but this was certainly very popular and I think was the one mountain in the Glasshouse Mountains you could easily climb. We did it in good weather: don’t know how I would have felt clambering over the rocks at the top in the rain. Wonderful views from here.

6. Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

St Michael's Museum 1-63 the Abbey Pl | off Old Toorbul Rd, Caboolture, Queensland 4510, Australia +61 7 5495 1652
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

Travel back in time to ancient and classical worlds inside the treasure house of 500,000 years of human history. View Abbey Church’s 13th century medieval stained glass collection, and historical jewelry and artefacts from Europe’s Renaissance period and industrial revolution.

Reviewed By nealq - Sydney

An extraordinary museum. I regularly visit the Abbey Museum and find something new every time. For a small museum in such an out of the way location it certainly packs a punch that makes of the best antiquities museums in Australia. The range of real...MoreDear Nealq Thank you so much for your positive words - Reading this means a lot to our team of staff, volunteers and friends. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards from the Team at the Abbey Museum.

7. Beenleigh Artisan Distillery

142 Distillery Rd, Logan City, Queensland 4207, Australia +61 7 3807 3737
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5 based on 114 reviews

Beenleigh Artisan Distillery

Beenleigh is Australia's original rum. Created before any other rum in the country. And over 130 years later, we're still making rum the traditional, "boutique" way. Still operating from our original stone building upon the banks of the Albert River at Eagleby. Still exclusively sourcing Australia's finest molasses from the country's only remaining family-owned sugar mill. And still pot stilling using our original copper equipment. We then age every drop of our golden liquid gracefully in handmade oak brandy barrels to create Beenleigh's distinctive, luscious flavour and its velvety smooth finish. Making it perfect for sipping neat or over ice. Like only a truly great rum can be. Visit Australia's oldest registered and continuously working distillery. Join us for a tour to learn about our history and the colourful people that have made the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery an iconic Queensland attraction. Understand how our master distillers craft quality award winning rums and sit back and enjoy the flavour, textures and aromas as part of the tasting experience.

Reviewed By melmudhfkwong

The distillery was easy to get to. Although being an artisan distillery with only two distillers, it remains humble. The tour was very interesting and our guide, Danielle was very kind and approachable. The tasting was an enjoyable experience. I recomend both the classsic and...MoreHi melmudhfkwong. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we'll be sure to pass on your feedback to Danielle. We look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps to one of our cocktail nights!

8. City Hopper

travels along Brisbane River, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia +61 7 3403 8888
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

City Hopper

Reviewed By itchyfeet2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

What a great little free ferry service. Prompt, efficient and wonderful stops. Wish we had more time to take full advantage of this splendid service. Thank You!

9. Bee Gees Way

Between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street, Redcliffe, Queensland 4020, Australia +61 7 3283 3577
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4.5 based on 709 reviews

Bee Gees Way

There is a bronze statue of the Bee Gees from when they were boys growing up in Redcliffe. The statue marks the start of Bee Gees Way, a walkway dotted with photos, anecdotes and other items donated by Barry Gibb. It was opened by Barry on 14 February 2013.

Reviewed By Sue K - Adelaide, Australia

Great experience! Extremely well set out chronological history of the BeeGees and their contributions to the music world. Loved that we were the only ones there it was like it was just for us. We arrived at 9 which coincided with the light and sound presentation ( there are several ). The best part is it’s free!

10. CityCat Ferry

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia +61 7 3403 8888
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

CityCat Ferry

Reviewed By Jonathan W

The City Cat is such a good way to experience Brisbane.
The City Cats are clean and very quite. Great engineering as they seem to just glide down the river, hardly registering the movement in the river as they move.
You get stunning views of the river and a very different experience if travelling in the evening. I recommend both a day and a night trip.
Staff are very helpful and friendly.
The best way to pay is to get a GoCard which you can top up when boarding the boat. I am pretty sure that trips cost $5 irrespective of how far you travel. If you tap off you have an hour to get back on the boat without repaying. This is useful if travelling the length of the river before returning to the city.

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