Our tourism team at the Visitor Information Centre loves the Gunnedah area and is passionate about planting a little Gunnedah love in our visitor’s hearts! We tailor your visit to your interests and time constraints but make sure you see all the hidden treasures that will make you want to come back.
Ask for a tour of the Cultural Precinct and we will tell you the stories of the Rainbow Serpent Water Feature, the Two Rivers Mural and the River Gum Artwork, and how the Smithurst Theatre got its name. The Art Gallery will capture your imagination and tune you into the artistic spirit you will find all over Gunnedah.
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We have a Covid Safe Plan in place. Please adhere to our Health NSW entry conditions to keep our staff, our visitors and yourself safe.
While you're here, why not browse our souvenirs and gifts – we stock locally made gifts like goats milk soap, coal soap, wobbleware, Gunnedah-made honey, jams, pickles and olives, stickers, hat pins, magnets, tea towels, bags, earrings, books, post- and greeting cards and anything with a Koala on it!
Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre
83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah, NSW 2380
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm | Sat and Sun: 10am - 3pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We don’t know everything, but we know people who know, so just ask us!
Gunnedah is situated between the tropical and temperate climate zones and experiences very warm to hot summers and cool to mild winters.
Summer averages 18.2 degrees to 33.7 degrees. Extremes exceeding 35 degrees are common.
Winter averages 2.9 degrees to 16.8 degrees Extremes of 5 degrees have been recorded.
The best time to visit avoiding extreme temperatures is spring , when you can also enjoy the vibrant colours of the jacarandas and big paddocks of canola and autumn, when the cotton dresses the paddocks in a soft white - but there is always the public pool and the river to cool you down if you visit in summer.
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The best time to spot Koalas is September/October, during mating season. You can spot them often going for a walk on the Bindea Walking tracks in the Porcupine Reserve, at ANZAC Park, on the Stock Road cycle way, the TAFE campus, around the golf course or around the village of Curlewis.
Ask at the Visitor Information Centre – the locals report sightings so we can share the Koala experience with our visitors.
We have two giant artworks in Gunnedah! One beautifies the Maize Mill on Warrumbungle Street, and the other adorns the water tower that also houses a museum. They are both very different, but we won’t tell you too much about it – go and check them out!
Some say Coffee is a liquid hug for your brain. You can find the hug brewing in several places in Gunnedah – there are plenty of Coffee Shops to sit and relax. The Campground Café is the hip place for the young and restless but when everything else is closed; McCafe can still give you that hug.
Connadilly Street is the place to be and browse with shops lining the main street offering all your heart desires in boutique-style outlets. There are a few second hand shops to go treasure hunting and the Art Gallery offers affordable artworks. If it’s just groceries you’re after to load up your van, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi offer their fares – we are spoilt for choice!
If you have left it late and every accommodation provider in Gunnedah is booked out, we recommend checking out Air BnB, call the Visitor Information Centre or look further afield throughout our region.
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There are playgrounds and parks scattered all over Gunnedah, but the most central and quirkiest playground is Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playground on the corner of Condadilly and Chandos Streets. On hot summer days the Pool is the place to be, and with its fabulous waterpark, a favourite for young and old. You can also venture out to Lake KeepIt for a dunk, or a bushwalk at Boonalla Aboriginal Area near Kelvin.
Yes you certainly can but please be aware, inland waterways are not patrolled by lifeguards, and should someone get into trouble, there may be no one there to assist.
Silo Art, Pensioners Hill, Boonalla Aboriginal Area, Porcupine Lookout, Heritage Museum, Watertower Museum, Dorothea MacKellar Museum, AgQuip, Weeks of Speed.
Yes, there are! There is Vinnies Gunnedah at 145 Marquis Street, the Salvation Army Gunnedah at 30 Tempest Street, Sunburnt Treasures at 85 Conadilly Street, Rasmussen Jan Second Hand Dealer at 5 View Street and 4eva Keepsakes in Barber Street.
There is an RV ground next to the Gunnedah Showgrounds that offers budget sites for caravans and tents. Freedom camping is allowed at Redbank Rest Area on the Oxley Highway.
No, you might have to venture out to Tow World in Tamworth or Capital Caravans in Moonbi.
The Water Tower Museum is the perfect spot for family research with their impressive collection of historical records, newspapers, and personal papers, and knowledgeable members to help with your search.