7.5 out of 10

Gympie

Ranked 15th best suburb in Wide Bay-Burnett
-26.1921404181686 152.671105993842
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Aug 01, 2019

"Not for everyone..."

Depends on what you want in a place to live.. Nothing to do, nowhere to go in my opinion.
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vickim6
vickim6 There are plenty of coffee shops in Mary st Mi Cakes is a nice one with lovely food too .
2yrs+
AhhYoda
AhhYoda SoMa SoMa Espresso Bar
Farmer & Sun
Mama Dee's Kitchen
Cooloola Berries
Emilia's Cafe
Craft Punk Espresso
Lindols Macadamias - Open "Sat" Morning
Camelot Dairies - "Open Weekends"
The Blue and White Teapot Cafe - Amamoor - "Open Weekends"
Kandanga Kitchen - Kandanga
Packing Shed Cafe-Imbil
Tin Can Bay & Rainbow Beach, have plenty of beautiful cafes!!

And the list goes on, heaps to do lovely beaches, Markets, great workshops popping up and new people arriving to live in the region each day! Bringing all their amazing new interests /Talents to the area.
This older style town is starting to jump to a new vibe, with new alternative lifestylers arriving. We have Permaculture Groups Gardening Groups, Art Groups popping up all over the place Organic farming going on under the radar that most Gympie people would not be aware of ??
Wake up everyone this is the place to be if you want a smallholding at a reasonable price !!

Namaste
Oct 07, 2019
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4/5
2yrs+

"A quiet down in the rural area 164 km north of Brisbane"

Gympie is a town which services the rural area 164 km north of Brisbane. It is quite an older style town and has been established many years. In the earlier years gold was mined in the town and some still prospect for gold in the rivers nearby.

Although it is about 45 km from the coast Gympie is treated as the gateway to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach which are very popular areas for camping, boating and fishing.

A lot of people who have wanted to get out of the mainstream of society have moved into Gympie giving it a quite laid back effect.

It is on the main coastal highway and so does have a lot of traffic go through.

It is only a 30 minute drive from Gympie to Noosa so is not really considered to be too far from any main services that may be needed.

It will be interesting to see what happens to Gympie with the growth and development of the Sunshine Coast.
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VicH
VicH Some lovely victorian buildings (and pubs) in town, paid for by a gold rush that at the time saved Queensland from bankrupcy. Very self contained for services and supplies and caters for tourists adequately. All the usual chains if you like that sort of thing but plenty of individual specialist shops. Worked there for a couple of years and became very fond of the place, probably the friendliest place I have ever been. Definately not like the suburban commuter land where i am now stuck. Miss you Gympie maybe I'll get back again.
2yrs+
eye
eye Would you recommend it for a 55 year old fairly nervous single woman?
2yrs+
Mellissa
Mellissa Doesn't Gympie have an extremely high report count regarding child molestation?
2yrs+
Tess
Tess Anyone know the crime rate ? especially amongst youth ? What about things like graffitie alwasys a good indecation of a town ? anyone know ?
2yrs+
LauraB
LauraB Hey Tess, Gympie really is safe. It gets a bad wrap but after living here for 2 years I can tell you that it's completely undeserved. I live alone & have never felt unsafe. There is no more crime here then there would be in any other town this size. There is hardly any graffiti at all..
2yrs+
anonymous222
anonymous222 It's an hour to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. Not 30 mins.
2yrs+
bobhatton
bobhatton Massive crime rate. Inhabited by unemployed grubs always looking for their next fix. Avoid Gympie at all costs. It may be cheap but it's cheap for a reason. Turn around and don't look back.
Jan 18, 2020
AhhYoda
AhhYoda A little hidden Gem

There seems to be two different demographics living in The Gympie Region, differentiated between the more expensive properties with more land maybe, to cheaper to very cheap properties.

There are heaps of things to do....or, just 'vege' out and enjoy the tranquil beautifully scenic, environment. Fish or catch crab in your pots, toss in prawn around the coast, take out your boat or kayak at Tin Can Bay or hit the Big Colourful beach Rainbow beach.
Like any small town Gympie has the occasional ratbags or ferals, but, honestly, they seem only to be visible on the public transport or at the local Pub.
Never judge a person by how they appear is the lesson I learned when first we arrived. People here are usually unassuming and choose to live here because of our wonderful lifestyle with a hospitable small-town attitude and many activities and interests to pursue; craft, Golf, Bowls, Boating, Art and Pottery, ukulele, Tai Chi, Yoga and Table TennisClubs. Entertainment with musical dinners and musicians, plays etc at the Civic Center, good Bistros and entertainment at the/RSL clubs There's a welcoming Permaculture and Garden/Market group (wonderful people) markets Sundays & Wed. You can be as active and involved as you want!

This Town is brimming with opportunities. While gumnuts and glorious afternoons spent watching the sunset from your deck certainly have their appeal, life in the slow lane isnt for everyone. Before you start planning your relocation, make sure these drawbacks arent deal breakers for you: The bottom line: follow your dreamsonce youve done your homework. And dont listen to what some people have to say as YOU CAN'T JUDGE A TOWN BY A few Comments, come and experience it for yourself?
Jan 21, 2020
AhhYoda
AhhYoda Hervey Bays crime rate is higher than Gympie according to the Crime Statistics Australia ?
Jan 21, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place to bring up family or retire."

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vm1 vm1
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"quiet peaceful"

Gympie is a very cosy little town not to far from the sunshine coast, when you go from living in Brisbane then going to Gympie its much much better you only have walking distance to most shops and there is nice attractions there such as gold mining museum wood works all in all its a great place to live if your looking for the more relaxed quiet area 100% to the town being very nice and friendly.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Regional Community"

Gympie is a great town to live. Lots of sport, beautiful public spaces and fantastic people.

Gympie is a great place to bring up children. Excellent options for childcare, schooling, sport and hobbies for families and children.

Shopping is improving all the time with a new shopping centre and a great main street with boutiques, coffee shops and speciality stores like toyworld etc.

Traffic is not really an issue in Gympie the highway goes through town but it is not major prob.

Dining is great with a variety of venues to eat at and good old fashion service at most places.

Come and see for yourself. You'll love it!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to raise a family"

Gympie is a pretty town with shopping and recreational activities that are decent enough to keep the average family happy on a day to day basis.

The small size of the town and the available nearby acreage makes it an ideal place for those wanting a relatively quite place to raise a family without missing out on the comforts of life, with 2 shopping centres and a good range of shops Gympie is not out of touch.

Being very close to all the major attractions of south east QLD it is a perfect base for getting out and about and seeing the local attractions, only 45 minutes to the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore/Mooloolabah/etc), 40 mins to Noosa and 1.5 hours to the Brisbane Airport on the South side and 40 mins to Tin Can Bay, 60 to Rainbow Beach and the access to Fraser Island is within these timeframes.

There are not to many affordable places to live left that boast this kind of proximity to all the major attraction of Sth East QLD.
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2/5
2yrs+

"The Country's Only Revolving KFC Bucket"

Well, Gympie is a smallish town about 45 minutes north of Brisbane on the M1. Agriculture is the mainstay of the township with hardware and agricultural retail outlets the most common shops in town. A little known fact about Gympie, is that after a national radio show called 'Hamish and Andy' complained that there were no more revolving KFC buckets left in Australia, the Gympie franchise wired there's to rotate once again. Fascinating. The locals are friendly and the proximity to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane is a major bonus to living here. Property prices are low and acreage lots are available. This is a nice place to visit, but there's a definite lack of infrastructure for my liking.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Gympie - Intersting town with plenty of activity"

Gympie is located between Nambour and Maryborough on the Bruce Hwy. Gympie is an old Gold Mining Town and one of the major attractions is the Historical and Mining Museum. Also of interest are the Woodworks, Forestry and Timber Museum. Gympie has some lovely parks and lakes and being close to the coast you can drive to nearby Rainbow Beach or further on to Hervey Bay. Your accommodation needs are taken care of by your choice of motels or caravan parks. There are good shopping facilities in the area as well as sporting and recreational pursuits. Property prices in Gympie were stagnant for a long time but are now on the rise.
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