7.4 out of 10

Gympie

Ranked 16th best suburb in Wide Bay-Burnett
-26.1921404181686 152.671105993842
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 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
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 22, 2016

"Not for everyone..."

Depends on what you want in a place to live. I've lived here for 3 years and am very unhappy here. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, buy a takeaway coffee and there's nowhere to enjoy it. Some locals are very narrow minded and unwelcoming of change. I find that most people here are here because they never left or moved back after they went to uni or whatever; due to the fact that it's a small town with one of QLDs highest unemployment rates few people move here for work. Subsequently people have their circles and groups of friends (often not changing since they were in school themselves) and are not open to making new friends. If you are involved in the Church community or join a local sports team (not my forte as an adult) you'll be set though!
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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 .
Jun 18, 2017
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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+
pinkpanda
pinkpanda It's an hour to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. Not 30 mins.
Oct 22, 2016
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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+
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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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  • Retirees
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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  • Retirees