Explore the unique charm of Gin Gin Queensland

From cozy cafes to scenic parks, find out why locals love calling this area home.

Here you will find information on some of those special places:

The Courthouse Gallery

Originally Gin Gin Courthouse was built in 1882 and is now located at the rear of the present Courthouse. It was originally a Small Claims Court and in 1922 became a Magistrates Court.

Now housing ‘The Courthouse Gallery’ displaying local art and each month has a new exhibit showcasing local artists. Also there is an interesting historic display which recounts local history and tells the story of James Alpin McPherson, known as the ‘Wild Scotsman’, Queensland’s only bushranger.

Enjoy the deck or explore the other cafes and bakeries sprinkled throughout the town which you’ll find a great source of local wares.

Murals and the Central Median Strip

There are a number of murals around the town which tell the story of the past history – capture of the Wild Scotsman and images of cafes from the 1950s. The central median strip has signage about the local area and a depiction of the ‘Wild Scotchman’ by artist Paul Stumkat.

Gin Gin Museum and Historical Society

The Gin Gin Museum and Historical Society is a series of historic buildings including an old slab barn called ‘Euston Barn’, the local railway station with its vintage carriage and a building which houses local memorabilia called ‘The Residence’. There is a blacksmiths shop, butchery, saddlery and an area dedicated to machinery dating from the late 1800’s.

Gin Gin Markets

The Wild Scotchman Country Markets are held in the grounds of the Museum and Historical Society every Saturday.

 

Venture out and check out:

Boolboonda Tunnel

One of the most interesting experiences in the area is walking or driving through the Boolboonda Tunnel which is located between Gin Gin and Mount Perry. The tunnel is unlined and unsupported, cuts through hard granite and is 192 metres long. Reputed to be the longest unsupported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere.

Boolboonda Tunnel was constructed between 1883 and 1884 as part of the railway line from North Bundaberg to Mount Perry with the objective of opening up the mineral and agricultural resources of the area. The miners cut through from both ends and met up in the middle.

Lake Monduran

Located 24 km north of Gin Gin, Lake Monduran is known for its exceptional barramundi fishing. The waterway travels over 30 kms upstream from the dam wall. So much to see from the open basin with weed fringes and as you travel up-stream the landscape changes to a maze of flooded forests and submerged timber. Barramundi are structure-orientated fish and it’s these areas where you will find the Barramundi.  The lake is also stocked with Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Saratoga and Silver Perch.

Gin Gin town Amenities include IGA Supermarket, Bendigo Bank, Hardware Stores, Butchers, High School, Secondary School, School Bus Service, Vet Surgery, Medical Practices, Chemist, Pathology, Churches, Motels, Cattle Sale Yards, NDIS Services, The Hub-Local Government, Bakeries, Laundromat, Hairdressers, Dress Shops, Fuel Stations, Cafes and Takeaway Food Outlets, Showground, Bowls Club, Radio Station and Hotels.

Come visit Gin Gin, pop in and say hello. Ask Sandra about the properties available in Gin Gin and surrounding areas. You could find your home here in Gin Gin.

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