GOOMERI

Goomeri is a small town encounted when traveling between Murgon and Gympie. Goomeri is a crossroads town that has most services. Goomeri is a town that has strong heritage principals that have been put into practice. When visiting allow a time to stroll the town and take in the history. Much in use and unchanged. The town's name is allegedly derived from the Aboriginal name for "broken shield.

European settlement in the Goomeri area began in 1846 with the establishment of Booubyjan Homestead and Boonara Station. Closer settlement took place in 1911 with the sale of rural allotments and town blocks

With delightful parks and many of the buildings built in the 1920s, Goomeri is a quiet and pleasant place that boasts an agreeably relaxed old world charm. The town is also known as “Clocktown” due to the landmark town clock built in 1939. Goomeri's impressive Hall of Memory – still in use today, was built in 1926 and is now a National Trust-listed building.

The town is also well known for its gourmet food. Goomeri offers variety dining of options from fine dining, country food, gourmet cheeses and locally grown olives to award winning pies. Goomeri is the gateway to the South Burnett wine district, with numerous vineyards and cellar doors within close proximity. Other industries in the area include beef and dairy.

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, held on the last Sunday in May each year, attracts up to 14,000 visitors each year. The highlight of the Pumpkin Festival is the "Great Australian Pumpkin Roll" down Policeman's Hill.

There is just the single pub

The Goomeri War Memorial has a great profile in the town. Note the Lest We Forget numerals on the clock face.

The Goomeri Heritage Centre is a part of the Info Centre. There is a heritage walk in Goomeri.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches share a corner block. Both traditional and old. The United is located on the northern fringe of the town.

The Goomeri Emporium is a must visit. Check out the R M Williams range and the footwear department.

If the timing is right, the heritage walk and a refreshment/coffee are recommended.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course