This former railway siding is named after the local aboriginal word for ‘goodbye’ and the area was initially known as ‘Gootchie’.
The main building in the town is the pub, the Prince Alfred Hotel. The original Prince Alfred Hotel was built in 1868 but was destroyed by fire. The existing pub was built in 1947.
Gundiah has a school and community oval and the nearby Emery’s Bridge to enjoy a quick dip on a hot summer’s day or just to visit the peaceful Mary River.
Gootchy Post Office opened on 1st July 1869, was renamed Gundiah in 1882 and closed in 1978.
Timber getting or harvesting was the first economic venture in the area and has remained an important industry in the district.
From Gundiah, you can continue on to Munna Creek on the Woolooga Road.