Home of Heart of Gold for 10 years, Gympie is a regional city with a big heart. The picturesque, historic, rural town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is surrounded by beautiful countryside and filled with friendly faces who love to celebrate all that short film has to offer. Just two hours drive north from Brisbane and a small jaunt inland from Noosa, Gympie is nestled amongst rolling hills with the Mary River flowing through it. It is home to wonderful wineries and produce, historic gold-mine tours and one of Australia's largest and most successful music festivals, the Gympie Music Muster.
2017 marks 150 years since gold was discovered in the Gympie region and will be a year of celebration for the town and the festival.
ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY
To celebrate 150 years since gold was first discovered in Gympie, we're going with a 'Discovery' theme. We want to focus on films that shine a light on sidelined topics, peoples, or regions of the world.
STAYING IN GYMPIE
Turn a visit to Heart of Gold into a delightful weekend away and we are sure that Gympie's wholehearted hospitality will have you itching for more. We have partnered up with our favourite accommodation providers to get you exclusive rates and packages so you can stay and experience much more of Heart of Gold and the Gympie region without breaking the bank. With accommodation suitable for families, couples or those visiting solo - there is something for everyone to enjoy and relax in.
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GET BUSY IN GYMPIE
Gympie is a gold mine not just for history lovers. The township offers many heritage listed buildings to roam through but also coffee shops, art galleries and restaurants. Meanwhile the surrounding valley can help turn your weekend at Heart of Gold into a getaway full of not just film but adventure. Spend your mornings horse riding, canoeing, four wheel driving or panning for gold before relaxing into the Civic Centre's comfortable chairs to enjoy afternoons of quality curated short film.