Goondiwindi :: Resting Place of the Birds
Goondiwindi lies on the banks of the Macintyre River that marks the divide between NSW
and Queensland. It is the first port of call on the way north, where the Newell Highway
becomes the Leichhardt. As the gateway to the Western Downs, Goondiwindi sits at the
heart of the region's agriculture of cotton and wheat growing together with the beef and wool
industries. It is also the home to the legendary racehorse Gunsynd, 'the Goondiwindi Grey'.
Spend a day enjoying this pretty border town, visit the sights and take a stroll along the riverwalk. In Apex Park, visit the Gunsynd statue (one of the Top 12 Queensland Icons) and nearby at the Visitor Centre is the Gunsynd Memorial. The Botanic Gardens and Natural Heritage Water Park are ideal locations for a picnic with plenty of van parking and facilities for travellers. In town visit the Fairway Studios gallery and explore the former border Customs House – now a museum. Local history is also recorded in the Callandoon Pioneers Cemetery.