Gympie Gold Mining & Historical Museum

Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast

Spread over 15 historical buildings, Gympie's gold-mining museum holds a diverse collection of mining equipment and steam engines. There's a decent cafe, open 9am to 4pm, and activities such as gold panning.

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