Towns in Australia

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Goomeri QLD


Postcode: 4601

Goomeri is a town in the South Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the intersection of the Burnett, Bunya and Wide Bay Highways, 235 kilometres from the state capital, Brisbane. Part of the Kilkivan Shire Local government area, at the 2001 census, Goomeri had a population of 460. The town’s name is allegedly derived from the Aboriginal name for “broken shield”.

European settlement in the Goomeri area began in 1846 with the establishment of Booubyjan Homestead and Boonara Station. Closer settlement took place in 1911 with the sale of rural allotments and town blocks.

The town is known for its many antique and second hand stores. The Goomeri pumpkin festival, held on the last Sunday in May each year, attracts up to 10,000 visitors each year. Other industries in the area include beef and dairy.

Goomeri is a small, friendly country town with a typical low-humidity South Burnett climate of warm summers and cool winters.

Goomeri is a quiet and pleasant place with a surprisingly relaxed old-world atmosphere. Many of its buildings were constructed in the 1920s and retain all the charm of that bygone era to this day.