83 Chandos St, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Gunnedah - Visitor Information Centre
Whether you are in Gunnedah on holidays or live in the area, the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre will guide you in the right direction to discover Gunnedah and surrounding areas.
For all the latest Koala spotting locations, please contact the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre.
Apex Drive, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Gunnedah - Porcupine Lookout and Bindea Walking Track
Porcupine lookout is two kilometers from town off Apex road and boasts panoramic views of Gunnedah and surrounding areas. The northern platform overlooks the town and beyond to the Nandewar Ranges more than 100 kilometers away. To the right are the hills of Kelvin and the Kelvin State Forest, with 'Nobby's Rock' being a notable feature that stands out in the afternoon sun. To the south is a panoramic view of the rich agricultural land of the Breeza and Pullaming plains – in times of flood this area presents a picture of a huge inland sea that can last for many days at a time.
Porcupine Lookout is ideally positioned to get a good view of the whole town and its surrounds. It's from here you appreciate just how flat this part of the world is particularly when compared to the Liverpool ranges in the distance. By day the sky will dazzle you with its blue intensity, and at night a million stars will blanket you.
Bindea Walking Track - To get an even better view of Gunnedah and the Namoi and Mooki River Valleys, you should head off along the Bindea Walking Track. The tracks start from the top of Porcupine Lookout and offer a range of walks that vary in length. These walks may be commenced or finish at the Anzac Park Track head or the Porcupine Track head.
Lloyd Rd, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Gunnedah - Pensioners Lookout & Heritage Sculptures
The Sculptures are located at Pensioner's Hill overlooking Gunnedah. Picnic Tables, a free electric barbecue and an observation deck make the area an interesting spot to visit during your stay in Gunnedah.
The stones were erected by Rotary Club of Gunnedah West and the sculptures have been created by Carl Merten and Joan Relke to show some aspects of Gunnedah's rich cultural heritage.
Cnr Oxley highway and Alford Rd, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Gunnedah - Rural Museum
The Rural Museum at Gunnedah is one of Australia’s largest collections of domestic agricultural and transport memorabilia with a display of over 18000 exhibits. A small entry fee is payable at the door and happy volunteers are available to direct you through the museum and explain about the exhibits and answer any questions you may have. The Museum houses Tractors, Steam Engines, Antique Farm Machinery, stationary engines, Horse Drawn and Motorised Vehicles, Household Items, Tools and an extensive Gun Collection and has recently added the Don McDonagh Model Railway. A well stocked Souvenir Gift Shop is located on site and the museum is open every day. Museum volunteers can cater a light lunch or morning and afternoon teas for small organisations or visiting Coach groups and prior arrangement is required to do this. Contact the Rural Museum direct on (02) 6742 4690 for more details. Ample parking is available for Cars, caravans and Coaches. Mobility impaired access and wheel chair friendly. The Gunnedah Men’s Shed meets at the Museum every Wednesday morning and all are welcome to attend.
Blackjack Road, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Gunnedah - AgQuip
Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has been running since 1973 and is located on a permanent, purpose-built site, eight kilometres west of Gunnedah, New South Wales, in the centre of one of the richest and diverse rural areas of Australia. The event attracts over 100,000 visitors each year over the three-day period and it has proven to be a much anticipated event for both exhibitors and attendees alike.
Tamworth, NSW, 2340
Tamworth - Country Music Festival
Gunnedah to Tamworth - 45 minutes drive
Book your accommodation at Gunnedah Motor Inn for this event.
It’s Australia's largest music festival and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world.
The variety of country music is endless during the festival with over 700 performers and 2,800 shows across 120 different venues. There are hundreds of buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment each day – it’s no wonder we attract over 50,000 visitors.
The pinnacle event of the festival are The Toyota Golden Guitars - Country Music Awards of Australia, when the who’s who of Australian country music gather with country music fans to see who will win the famous Golden Guitars. The Awards are held on the second Saturday of the festival at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (locally referred to as TRECC).
Rushes Creek Rd, Manilla NSW 2346
Lake Keepit - Water Park and Recreation Centre
Lake Keepit Holiday and Recreation Park is located about 40 minutes from Tamworth and around 25 minutes from Gunnedah. Situated on the banks of Keepit Dam which at maximum capacity holds around 425,510 megalitres of water (about two thirds the size of Sydney Harbour), the Park offers prime boating, fishing, sailing, waterskiing and water sports space.
Lake Keepit is a unique holiday destination for the whole family. Enjoy BBQs and picnics; let the kids tire themselves out on the BMX bike track, tennis courts, skate bowl, Water Park and playgrounds. For something different why not have a go at gliding and take a joy flight with the resident soaring club.
Make sure you bring along the fishing rods as Lake Keepit is famous for its fishing! Try your luck catching the local varieties of Silver and Golden Perch (Yellow Belly), Murray Cod and even Catfish.
Surrounded by kilometres of pastoral and timber country that creates a picturesque setting for the Lake, the Park is also a great place for a day visit, being one of the only public spots to access Keepit Dam.
35 Ray Carter Dr, Quirindi, NSW, 2343
Quirindi - Bob's Shed
You will find Bob’s Shed on Ray Carter Drive, half way up the Who’d A Thought It Lookout. Be amazed. Bob’s shed is the envy of any collector: at the general store you will find boxes and tins from the fabulous 40s and 50s., the Pub is full of beer cans, bottles, coasters and Pub kitsch. Two entire rooms are dedicated to Peter Brock, and there are cars, motorbikes and model cars galore. You need to go more than once to see it all!
Bob and Maralyn cater for groups. For bookings call 20 6746 2009
Nundle, NSW, 2340
Nundle - Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival
Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival is a celebration of Nundle's gold fields history and the Chinese and European miners that helped form the town in the mid to late 1800s.
The annual festival is held on Easter Saturday and Sunday.
The festival includes striking Chinese dance performances twice daily by the Sydney based Australian Yau Kung Mu Association and Multicultural Communities Council of NSW, live music, gold panning for AUD1,000 worth of genuine Nundle gold, around 100 food, produce, craft and bric-a-brac market stalls and children's activities including animal nursery, jumping castle, magician, story time, and face painting.
The program continues on Saturday evening with Chinese lion LED light display, and live music at The Peel Inn and traditional Chinese music by David Wei and Eva Timmers at Nundle Bowling Club.
Observatory Rd, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Coonabarabran - Siding Spring Observatory
Gunnedah to Siding Spring Observatory - 1.5 hour drive
Siding Spring Observatory is located atop Mt Woorut (~1160m) at the end of Observatory Road, 27km west of Coonabarabran on the eastern edge of the Warrumbungle National Park. Coming from Coonabarabran, follow the brown tourist information signs along the John Renshaw Parkway (or Timor Road) to Siding Spring Observatory.
From the west, follow the signs to the Warrumbungle National Park. Travel through the park towards Coonabarabran. The turnoff to Siding Spring Observatory is about 200m past the eastern boundary of the National Park.
The weather here can be quite variable. It can be quite warm or at the other extreme quite cool. Sunscreen, a hat, water and a warm coat/jacket are advisable.