An hours drive north of Canberra, the quiet country town, is a great getaway for a day or the weekend.

In 1824, Hume and Hovell pioneered the famous route, Gunning to Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, follow their route on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track.

In 1840, the Whitton Gang shot dead Hamilton Hume’s brother John, his grave is in the Gunning Cemetery, and his story is engraved on his tombstone.

Wander around historic stone buildings (circa the 1800s), such as Pye Cottage. Enjoy the town’s shops, cafe’s and local pub.

The quiet wide roads and pretty countryside are perfect for cycling.

Quick Facts

Gunning is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Upper Lachlan Shire  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 205kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 78.807 square kilometres. Gunning has a recorded population of 659 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Gunning 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 Gunning and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.