Gayndah Streetscape

Sheep and mining brought settlers into the area, but it was the climate, rich volcanic and alluvial soils and plenty of sunshine that set the area up as a prime citrus growing centre.


At the heart of Queensland's Citrus Country, Gayndah, settled in 1849, is the oldest town in Queensland and was once in the running at the new state capital.

It's popular during the cooler months of May to August with fruit pickers. Gayndah is located two and a half hours drive inland from the coastal cities of Bundaberg and Maryborough, and is serviced by bus from Brisbane along Highway 17 - the Country Way.

Gayndah offers an authentic country experience with a variety of relaxing and interesting attractions. The Gayndah Historical Museum, straddling both sides of Simon Street, was developed around an old 1864 Georgian cottage.

The Gayndah Museum Steam Days showcase the attention paid to maintaining the past and are held regularly throughout the year on selected days. All remnants of machinery are in full working order.

Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stall