Discover The Best Of Country Queensland In GoondiwindiLocated close to the New South Wales border, Goondiwindi sits alongside the MacIntyre River and amongst thriving farmland. It’s an agricultural town, producing a range of crops including cotton, sorghum, barley, wheat, corn and chickpeas. It’s also known for its successful wool and beef industries. Visit Goondiwindi to see a bustling Aussie country town in action!
Goondiwindi Customs House MuseumAmong the many popular Goondiwindi tourist attractions is the Customs House Museum. Built around 1850, Goondiwindi Customs House played the role of a customs point, where taxes were collected for goods that crossed between Queensland and New South Wales. Now the quaint three-bedroom cottage serves as a museum and has been respectfully restored with beautiful cottage gardens surrounding it. The Customs House Museum is one of the many well-kept remnants that showcase the rich Goondiwindi history. Take a look inside to view old typewriters, cash registers and plug switchboards, steam engines, vintage washing machines and federation style clothing. It’s certainly a step back in time! “I enjoyed a wander through this little museum. A lot of work has gone into restoring much of the old machinery and items. The yard is filled with old steam engines, tractors and machinery and the house itself is brimming with curiosities. There is much more to see here than in many other small museums I have gone to.” – Justin D. on Trip Advisor. Customs House is a good history lesson for the kids, too. “A good old-fashioned museum clearly curated by a dozen hands and none the worse for it. The kids - teenagers - stopped gazing at their phones long enough to take in room after room of memorabilia, artefacts and items of historical interest. Naturally, the old telephone exchanges had them intrigued as did the information on local rodeo riders from days gone by.” – Arabella S. on Trip Advisor
Why you should schedule a stop-over in Goondiwindi QueenslandThe Customs House Museum is just one of many places that’ll have you keen to keep exploring the town of Goondiwindi as you tour Australia. When you arrive, head to the Visitor Information Centre. It’s here you’ll find all the information you need to plan your visit to the numerous Goondiwindi attractions. Goondiwindi tourism isn’t just based around the town’s rich old history, either. There’s also contemporary art, agriculture, flora and fauna to enjoy. And if you’re keen to see all of them, it’s best to stay for a night or two. For the history buff there’s the Goondiwindi War Memorial, the old City Council Meeting Room and the Victoria Hotel. Memorabilia about celebrated racehorse Gunsynd, The Goondiwindi Grey, is located at the information centre, too. Keen gardeners will enjoy a visit to the Goondiwindi Botanical Garden. And what’s a visit to Goondiwindi without having a tour of Goondiwindi Cotton, one of the world’s largest cotton gins?
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Goondiwindi Customs House Museum Quick Reference Guide
Name: Goondiwindi Customs House
Address: McLean Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Phone: (07) 4671 3041
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