Things to do around Gympie

All our favourite things to do around the Gympie region.

Gympie’s Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC)

Gympie’s Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC)

It had been a long time in the planning and construction but on Saturday 1st April 2017 the doors to Gympie’s  Aquatic Recreation Centre finally opened to much fanfare. Of course we had to go along and see what all the fuss had been about and I am proud to report the finished product is

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goomeri pumpkin festival

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Just under an hour’s drive from Lagoon Pocket B&B is the normally quiet little country town of Goomeri. But on the last Sunday in May this sleepy hamlet comes alive with its annual Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. This year it is the 20th birthday of the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival on Sunday 29th May and the line up of

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Gympie Show 2016

Gympie Show 2016

Not at all biased of course but we think the Gympie Show 2016 is the best country show going.  This year, it’s 128th year I might add, it runs 3 days from Thursday 12 May – Saturday 14 May. I hate to use that trusty old chestnut that there is something for everyone, but yup there

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Scenic flights over the Mary Valley and Gympie

Scenic flights over the Mary Valley and Gympie

Ever yearned to see the world from a new perspective? well in the capable hands of The Recreational Flying Company you can!  The RFC offer a range of Scenic Flights over the Mary Valley and Gympie – even Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island. With options from 30 minutes to over 2 hours. If you are the adventurous type and want

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Farmer and Sun Cafe

Farmer and Sun Cafe

We love our local produce, so Farmer and Sun’s beautiful green grocer in Gympie’s Southside town centre has always been a favourite spot of ours. So imagine our utter delight when they opened a homegrown, home-made cafe full of delectable goodies right next door! The emphasis at Farmer and Sun Cafe is very much on

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Gympie Farmer’s Market

Gympie Farmer’s Market

Gympie has a new market! The Gympie Farmer’s Market! With the abundance of wonderful fresh produce in our area it was only a matter of time before a market was started in town to showcase the natural bounty of the region. On the second Wednesday of every month, Smithfield Street (just off Mary Street) comes

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Cooloola Berries – what a treat!

Cooloola Berries – what a treat!

What an absolute delight it was to visit Cooloola Berries’ pick your own farm and bite into a strawberry that tasted the way I vaguely remember a strawberry should taste! We had heard good things about Cooloola Berries and thought now it is officially Strawberry season in QLD (June – November) we should visit them

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Gympie Heritage Trail

Gympie Heritage Trail

The Gympie Heritage Trail is a great way to explore the history and the stories of the Gympie region. From lighthouses, road bridges and copper smelters to court houses, bank buildings and art schools, you will find them all here. And then there are all the gold mining, railway and steam stories as well. Just

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Recreation Guide to Lake Borumba

Recreation Guide to Lake Borumba

The Recreation Guide to Lake Borumba is a great place to start planning a wonderful day out. Lake Borumba is only 30 minutes drive from Lagoon Pocket. It is an ideal place to visit if you like boating, fishing, waterskiing or just a BBQ or a picnic. So when we found this recreation guide to Lake

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Calico Clay, Our local potters

Calico Clay, Our local potters

We are always on the lookout for great things for our guests to do and see whilst they are staying at Lagoon Pocket B&B. We think we have found a cracker here at Calico Clay, a lovely little local pottery run by two talented potters Shane and Guy. It is only 5 minutes drive from

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Spring Festivals and Events in The Gympie Region

Spring Festivals and Events in The Gympie Region

Springtime is here at Lagoon Pocket and we have an amazing line up of spring Festivals and Events in the Gympie region and Sunshine Coast to tell you about. We have festivals to celebrate real food, seafood and even tomatoes. We have horse racing, cart racing, a family fishing competition and even camel racing. We

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Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2014

Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2014

If you are a movie fan, the Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2014 is for you! For 4 days in October (9 – 12 October) Gympie will host this world class event, showcasing short films that are “entertaining, thought-provoking, hilarious and express a positive view of the world and humanity” to use their own

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