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.