Gundagai is a classic Australian country town situated on the Murrumbidgee River between Sydney and Melbourne, amidst one of the most picturesque rural areas of the Riverina. For visitors it offers the chance to stop, unwind, explore the beautiful rural setting, meet the friendly locals and gain a wonderful insight into Australia’s pioneering past. The town is immortalised through poems and songs such as: ‘Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox’ and ‘Along the Road to Gundagai’, and is perhaps most famous for its monument to the early pioneers, the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox, situated on the Hume Highway, five miles (eight kilometres) north of Gundagai.
Take a leisurely stroll through Gundagai to see some of the town’s oldest buildings, don’t miss the Prince Alfred Bridge, Australia’s longest timber viaduct built in 1866. Try fishing on the Murrumbidgee for trout, or admire the view from the lookout atop Mount Parnassus.