The Customs House Museum is located close to the New South Wales border, Goondiwindi is a Queensland town that dates back to 1860 and stands proudly alongside the MacIntyre River and amongst farmland. It’s an agricultural town which produces a range of crops including cotton, sorghum, barley, wheat, corn and chickpeas as well as a thriving wool and beef industry.
One iconic Goondiwindi tourist attractions is the Customs House Museum. Built around 1850, Goondiwindi Customs House played the role of a customs point for 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. From old typewriters, cash registers and old plug switchboards to steam engines, primitive washing machines and federation style clothing, it’s certainly a step back in time.
Customs House is a good old history lesson for the kids too.
Why you should schedule a stop-over in Goondiwindi
The Customs House Museum is just one of many places that’ll have you keen to keep exploring the town.
When you arrive, make a visit 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 on the town’s rich history, there’s also 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, the Victoria Hotel and memorabilia of Gunsynd, The Goondiwindi Grey, is located at the information centre.
For the art lover there’s the Art Gallery to enjoy, garden lovers might 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.
Goondiwindi Customs House Museum Quick Reference Guide
Travel to Goondiwindi with Bus QLD Outback