I am a member of the Older Women’s Network Qld and travelled to Gympie for an AGM and other festivities last week. Gympie is roughly two hours north of Brisbane, and I had to collect one of the delegates from Brisbane Airport. There was another to collect from Margate on the Redcliffe Peninsula. My experience with the group is limited, as the meetings the branch I joined, clash with another commitment. I have a lot to learn. The event itself, including lunches and dinner, were held at Gunabal Homestead, just south of the city.
The Older Women’s Network has been around since 1985 and is made up of groups of women who are generally older 50 years of age, working to make life better for senior women.
I stayed two nights in The Muster Inn and was quite happy with the motel, though occasionally heard traffic noise. Wasn’t a big deal. Otherwise comfortable. I liked that there were mirrors on the wall in the bathroom, such that I didn’t need to lean over the hand basin to put my makeup on!!
What is there to see at Gympie?
It was very dry, but quite a few patches of green around the town. The golf course was healthily green, and over the weekend there were quite a few folk playing.
I have been to Gympie on many occasions, and know that there is a lot to do. My friends and I drove to Curra, north of Gympie, as one of our members lived there. There are a lot of kangaroos around, and there is evidence that many have been on the lady’s lawn, but I only saw one, and it wasn’t there.
After being told that I would not see any kangaroos on the road, I came across a large male in the middle of the road. Luckily he moved quickly after giving me a good look over.
I always suggest that travellers visit the Information Centre to get the latest information on places to visit. They have great brochures and info.
The Homestead was great for our events, and the food was excellent too.
Have you stayed there?