Gunnedah is 45 min West of Tamworth and approx 4.5hrs North West of Sydney. We are on the junction of Kamilaroi and Oxley Highways. We are 100km from Coonabarabran and 100ks south of Narabri.
Gunnedah is set in a beautiful agriculture area, the rural outlook is spectacular. A drive up to Porcupine look out will give you the wow factor. Views stretching out across the Liverpool Plains and up to the Nandewar Range and Mt Kaputar.
Gunnedah is known for an abundant koala life in the surrounds and town.
Here at Gunnedah Tourist Caravan Park we have been lucky enough to have a koala, pictured on the left, stay with us for awhile.
If you go on the Bindea Walking Trail you're bound to see some of our native wild koalas. Or You may see some a few kilometres out of town near the Tannery.
A little bit of Aboriginal history about how The Red Chief saved his beloved area - out numbered 3 to 1 - from a neighbouring tribe making him a legend.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!
Dorothea Mackellar often visited her brother's farm near Gunnedah, and this scenery inspired her well known poem "My country".
Then the Pensioners Hill lookout with its arty sculptures depicts the region's coal mining history, its influence in Dorothea Mackellar's poetry, its agriculture history & hardships endured and The Red Chief who was a strong leader of his people.
It's a beautiful area with BBQ's and offers a great outlook over the town.
Today Gunnedah is a thriving cattle, grain, cotton and silage farming community. You walk down the street and people smile and say hello.
So welcome to Gunnedah and come and experience its friendly atmosphere yourself.