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Gilgandra

  • Western Plains Zoo
  • Warrumbungle National Park

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Nature in Gilgandra

Just a 50-minute drive north of Gilgandra are the majestic Warrumbungles – an area of forested ridges, barren spires, deep gorges and walking tracks. Warrumbungle National Park has some excellent day walks, such as the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk.

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About Gilgandra

Gilgandra is a riverside oasis in a vast agricultural landscape. This Country NSW town has a fascinating history that's captured at the Gilgandra Coo-ee Heritage museum. In 1915, 26 men set out from Gilgandra to Sydney on the first recruiting march of World War I. Along the way, they called 'Coo-ee' at each town they passed, and the much-publicised event encouraged many men to join them. Six weeks after they started out, they reached Sydney with 263 men willing to join the forces.

Learn more about the Coo-ee March, local pioneer history and Aboriginal heritage at the Coo-ee Heritage and Visitor  Information Centre. Additionally, Warrumbungle National Park is just 80 km north-west of Gilgandra.

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Fly into Dubbo Airport

Dubbo Airport is located 5 km of Dubbo’s town centre on the Mitchell Highway. Use the taxi services available at the front of the terminal to take the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Choose from around 150 directly weekly flights to and from Sydney and Broken Hill with Regional Express or QantasLink. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Dubbo.

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Children, Murray river by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
Emmylou paddle steamer by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
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