Spread over 15 historical buildings, Gympie's gold-mining museum holds a diverse collection of mining equipment and steam engines. There's a cafe, open 9am-3pm, and activities such as gold panning.
Held in the Amamoor Creek Forest near Gympie over four days every August, the Muster is one of Queensland's largest country-music festivals. All proceeds go to charity.
On the highway north of town, this museum displays memorabilia and equipment from the region's old logging days. The huge steam-driven sawmill is particularly impressive.