Towns in Australia

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Gargett QLD


Postcode: 4741

Gargett is a town in east central Queensland, Australia, located about 50 km from Mackay.

Gargett is located approximately 65 kilometres west of Mackay city in the picturesque Pioneer Valley. This friendly little township has a local hotel that provides meals with a very interesting bric-a-brac shop close by. It also hosts a very popular Rodeo in September each year. Approximately seven kilometres south of Gargett Township is The Sugar Bowl which has a large range of gift ideas with a country style and old fashioned theme. The Memorabilia Shed features a collection of Sugar Bowls, the business’s namesake. Farm tractors date back to 1938 with a selection of farm machinery, an old fire engine, a unique ride on mower, gravity petrol bowser, motor bikes and an ever growing collection of early household items, ideal for the enthusiastic collector or those who just enjoy old wares.

A small sugar town about 50km west of Mackay, Gargett is at the eastern approach to Finch Hatton Gorge and Eungella National Park.

Gargett is in the centre of a chain of small towns on the Mackay-Eungella route that runs through the patchwork of sugar cane fields of Pioneer Valley.

The chain also includes the towns of Marian, Mirani, Pinnacle, Finch-Hatton and, at the head of the valley, Eungella, which is a mecca for hang-gliders.