The historical township of Bundarra is located on Thunderbolt’s Way between Uralla and Inverell, on the banks of the Gwydir River. An historic gold and copper mining town, today the land is largely used for agricultural purposes, mainly sheep and cattle production and is still home to some of the original stations, such as Abington, Clerkness and Laura. Some of Australia’s finest wool is still produced here.
As Bundarra is located on the banks of the picturesque Gwydir River, it makes a pleasant and peaceful place to stop and relax. Visit the Courthouse and Bottle Museums, or view more than 900 varieties of irises at the Granite Grove Iris Farm (blooming season only).
The Gwydir River is a noted breeding ground for freshwater fish species such as cod, redfin, yellow belly, catfish, silver perch and bass as it winds its way down to Copeton Dam, and on to Bingara.