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Cooloola Region - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Cooloola National Park
• Gympie
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The original Cooloola Shire encompassed the city of Gympie, the Cooloola coast townships of Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay and the Mary Valley townships of Amamoor, Kandanga and Imbil. The region itself stretches some 50 km between Noosa and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, and inland to the Mary Valley region.

The Cooloola Shire is now part of the Gympie Regional Council, having merged together with Kilkivan Shire Council and Tiaro Shire Council Division three.

The region was originally settled in the 1840s for grazing purposes, but that was to all change in 1867 when James Nash discovered gold. The ensuing gold rush was to establish the future of the then fledgling state of Queensland. Gympie originally named ‘Nashville’ after James Nash was known as ‘The Town that Saved Queensland’.

Today the dominate industries include gold mining, agricultural and timber, and tourism. With its fascinating history, abundant natural resources, beaches and waterways, and rural charm, there is plenty to see and do, whilst staying at any number of accommodation on offer.

Check out our listing of Cooloola Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Cooloola Visitor Information Centre
Matilda Roadhouse
Bruce Highway
KYBONG QLD
Ph: 07 5483 5554
Freecall: 1800 444 222 (within Australia)
Email
Web: www.cooloola.org.au
Open
Mon to Sun 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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