Nature in Gunnedah
This bustling town is the self-proclaimed koala capital of the world. Go koala spotting around the town â just ask at the Visitor Information Centre for some pointers.
Situated amid the fertile black soil plains of the Namoi River valley, Gunnedah is 440 km north-west of Sydney. The region's beauty is said to have inspired much of Dorothea Mackellar's poetry. The district has booming wheat, cotton and cattle industries, and the town's large wild koala population has led to Gunnedah's self-proclaimed title of the koala capital of the world.
There are several options for exploring Gunnedah's key attractions. Drive the Lions Town Tour, a self-guided, 45-minute tour of the town's points of interest, or step out on the Bindea Walking Track. Learn more about local landmarks and heroes at various heritage locations. The Breaker Morant Drive tells the story of the famous poet, horseman and soldier who worked here during the 1890s. Another fascinating motor route is the Diprotodon Drive to nearby Tamber Springs, where you can learn about the largest marsupial ever to have lived.
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Fly into Tamworth Airport
Tamworth Airport is 10 km from Tamworth’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip east. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
QantasLink operates direct flights daily to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Tamworth.
Glider flying over Lake Keepit, Image North Sullivan
Welcome to Gunnedah sign. Image Paul Foley
Koalas in Gunnedah. Image Robert Wallace
Boating thrills at sunset at Keepit Dam