Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September 2017
Come and meet up with friends from previous State Rallies, make new friends and have an enjoyable week of activities.
Activities and attractions to suit everyone.
- Take a conducted bus tour taking in the cotton industry
- Take self-drive tours of the local attractions.
- Have a BEER & BULLSH*T guided tour of the oldest hotel in Goondiwindi and learn about the race horse Gunsynd.
- Please note the new phone number for bookings of the BEER & BULLSH*T guided tour 0428 592 805
- Have a full catered breakfast.
- Enjoy a two course dinner.
- For the sporting people there will be golf, barefoot bowls as well as disc bowls.
- Photographic competition with a number of categories with proceeds from entry fees going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
- For a bit of fun there will be mini down-hill drag racing with Matchbox cars.
- For the artistic - craft sessions and the Men's Shed.
- Crazy Whist
- Gundy Hoedown.
- Laura Downing - one of Australia's most sought after entertainers
- Dee Castle and Stacey Otto - Local artists
- Luke Butler and Sam - Local artists
- Walk-up entertainment and jam sessions including Ukuleles
- Morning walking groups, Tai Chi Qigong
Note: Meals and tours must be booked and paid for by 8th September
For more information on the above see the Rally Newsletters
The CCQ will be conducting a Monster Raffle with proceeds going towards the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Since 2003 the CCQ and the affiliated clubs have donated over $89000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
First prize: A Complete Traveller Vast Caravan Satellite TV Kit with Satking PVR set top box with 12 volt adaptor, HDMI cable, D4 sat finder and Satking 1.5m IR Target.
Numerous other prizes donated by affiliated Caravan Clubs, attending exhibitors and sponsors.
Tickets $1.00 each available from the clubs and at the State Rally.
Register for the Rally
Site fees of $180.00 Power and water to all vans.
Registrations close Friday 8th September.
Learn about Goondiwindi
Goondiwindi, a Queensland town of approximately 5,629 people, is on the MacIntyre River 350 kilometres west of Brisbane near the New South Wales border. The name Goondiwindi derives from an Aboriginal word meaning "the resting place of the birds".
Gundiwindi Post Office opened by 1860. It was renamed Goondiwindi by 1861.
Goondiwindi was first proclaimed a municipality on 20 October 1888. The town boundaries have not altered to this day, and before Federation the town served as a border crossing between Queensland and New South Wales. The customs house from that era is now a museum.
The Goondiwindi War Memorial was originally located in Herbert Street and was dedicated on 21 September 1922 by the Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan. The gates were unveiled in April 1949
The most famous resident of Goondiwindi was Gunsynd, a Thoroughbred race horse known as "The Goondiwindi Grey" Guided by Tim Lowe, in the late 1960s and early 1970s Gunsynd had 29 wins including the 1971 Epsom Handicap and the 1972 Cox Plate and came third in the 1972 Melbourne Cup. The name "Gunsynd" came from Goondiwindi Syndicate (Gun=Goondiwindi, Synd=Syndicate). There is a statue of Gunsynd in the town centre.
Goondiwindi is renowned for its wheat, cotton, beef and wool and has many attractions.
Average temperatures in Goondiwindi for September range from 9 to 26 degrees.