Goondiwindi is an Australian town of approximately 5,023 people with an annual population growth of 1.3% over the year. The name Goondiwindi (pronounced “Gundiwindi”) derives from a local Aboriginal word meaning “the resting place of the birds”.
The town is situated on the MacIntyre River in Queensland near the New South Wales border, 350 kilometres south west of the Queensland state capital, Brisbane. The twin town of Boggabilla is located a short distance away on the New South Wales side of the borde
The town of Goondiwindi also boasts a large man made water park which is fast becoming a major tourist attraction for the locals as well as people in the surrounding districts. The park can be used for water skiing, boating, swimming and general outdoor recreational pursuits. Goondiwindi also boasts a very active sporting community which has active participants in such diverse sports as, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, AFL, Netball, Swimming etc. The Town has also recently built a large indoor gymnasium for use by the general public and school groups. One of the major sporting highlights is the annual hell of the west triathlon which is run in February of each year and is supported by competitors from all over Australia.
Boobera Lagoon is a permanent water hole to the west of the town.