A friendly, bustling township on the Newell Highway north of Dubbo, Gilgandra is a natural place to pull over on an extended car journey, take a breather and check out a vibrant local scene. Offering excellent local amenities including quality accommodation options, Gilgandra is a stepping stone to many highlights in western New South Wales.
You'll find cheap Gilgandra hotels and motels that balance comfort with affordability, offering good old-fashioned country hospitality in locations close to shops, cafes and restaurants.
From here, you'll awake fresh and ready to take in some of the attractions in the region. Nearby Warrumbungles National Park, for example, is a mecca for anyone who loves the great outdoors, whether it be to hike, cycle, check out the incredible range of woodland bird species, or camp out under the stars. A perfect spot for an extended family holiday, it's well-established for visitors with excellent walking tracks, campgrounds and other facilities.
Meanwhile, if you're looking to tap into the history of Gilgandra and its people, make sure to visit the Coo-ee Heritage Centre, an outstanding facility designed to represent the various cultures and lifestyles, both indigenous and non-indigenous, of the people in the district. With an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions, local artist displays and presentations, it's a fascinating insight into the local community.
For those on a tour of NSW, Gilgandra is also centrally located to continue your journey to a number of popular destinations. Dubbo is just an hour's drive away and is of course home to the Western Plains Zoo, a must-visit on anyone's itinerary. Rural hubs such as Gunnedah and Parkes are also easily accessible by main road from Gilgandra, while the vineyards of Mudgee are only a few hours away.
With its welcoming vibe and location on a main route, Gilgandra is an affordable, comfortable and convenient stopover for your NSW country holiday.