Nestled on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Gundagai is an iconic Australian country town known for its art collections, heritage buildings and outback adventures. Discover its romantic bush appeal, which has inspired several songs and stories, and taste classic country cooking in Gundagai’s many historic pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Things to do in Gundagai
Uncover a treasure trove of memorabilia at the Gundagai Historic Museum, where you can learn about the Wiradjuri people who lived on the land for over 40,000 years. For a unique glimpse into the pioneering past of Gundagai, don’t miss the photography collection in the Gabriel Gallery, an intimate portrayal spanning 40 years.
Explore the town’s many historical points of interest on the two-kilometre Gundagai Architectural Heritage Trail. See Rusconi’s Marble Masterpiece, an elaborate miniature cathedral that took 28 years to build. Take a guided tour of the Old Gundagai Gaol, where you can wander through the cells and uncover tales of Gundagai’s infamous bushrangers.
No trip to Gundagai is complete without visiting the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox, a monument dedicated to a faithful pet that guarded his dead master’s lunch box. The statue commemorates the European pioneers who settled in the area in 1932 and is featured in Jack O'Hagan's song, “Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox”.
Keen for some outdoor adventure? Walk, cycle or even ride a horse on the picturesque four-kilometre Dog on the Tuckerbox Recreational Trail. For magnificent vistas of Gundagai and the surrounding countryside, don’t miss a hike up Mount Kino.
Getting around Gundagai
Gundagai is located just off the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne, making it highly accessible by car and coach. Gundagai is a walkable town, with local buses running to nearby neighbourhoods, such as Cootamundra.