Gin Gin is a rural town located in Queensland’s Bundaberg Region along Bruce Highway. This small town is northwest of the state capital of Brisbane and serves as a stopover point for people traveling to and from Rockhampton and Brisbane.
The name of the town is an Aboriginal word that pertains to “red soul thick scrub.” The first settlers moved into the area with cattle and sheep, and today, Gin Gin and the district has some of the oldest cattle properties in the state. The sugar industry also figures importantly in the Gin Gin district.
Visitors can start out at Gin Gin if they plan to explore the natural wonders of Cania Gorge National Park, Noosa National Park and Great Sandy National Park.