Welcome to Gunnedah! With rich agricultural vistas and breath-taking landscapes that gave rise to many of poet Dorothea Mackellar’s works, including the iconic poem ‘My Country’, Gunnedah is the hub of one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions – the Liverpool Plains. The ‘Koala Capital of the World’ , Gunnedah is known for its koalas that are sustained by the large variety of eucalypts growing throughout the shire.
There are many attractions including several important memorials, museums, Lookouts, parks and recreational facilities.
A variety of annual events and community celebrations occur throughout the year, including Australia Day Celebrations, Horse Racing events, Ag-Quip Field Days, Weeks of Speed, Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Gunnedah Show, Bird Expo and Sale, North West Swap Meet, Show Jumping Festival, Sporting events, monthly Country Markets and Championship Dog Shows,
Take a wander down the main street for some great retail therapy and good Coffee! Gunnedah’s accommodation choice is excellent and your sure to find a comfortable bed to suit your budget. Residents and visitors appreciate the excellent cuisine on offer from local restaurants, pubs, clubs and eateries that suits all budgets and tastes.
Gunnedah is a great spot to base yourself and explore the North West region. Take a drive out into the country, experience the small rural villages out yonder, meet a local, see fat beef cattle and sheep grazing the pastures and endless fields of Sunflowers, Sorghum, Wheat, Cotton and vibrant Canola in season. Pack a picnic lunch and take a day trip to one of the nearby National Parks just an hour down the road or head to Lake Keepit, it’s a fisherman’s paradise!
Gunnedah is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Gunnedah in New South Wales, it is located approximately 332kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 518.055 square kilometres. Gunnedah has a recorded population of 9726 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Gunnedah we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Gunnedah and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.