History and heritage in Gundagai

Sifting through a treasure trove of memorabilia at the volunteer-run Gundagai Historic Museum, you'll find the two medals presented to Yarri and Jacky, Wiradjuri men whose efforts saved many lives during Gundagai's great flood of 1852. Other historic sites of note include the Old Gundagai Gaol, the Gundagai Heritage Railway and the Dog on a Tuckerbox.

  • Prince Alfred Bridge, Gundagai
  • Dog on the Tuckerbox, Gundagai

Visit Gundagai

Just 82 km south-east of Wagga Wagga, Gundagai is one of Country NSW's most iconic towns, immortalised in poem and song, such as ‘Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox’ and the famous folk song ‘Along the Road to Gundagai’. Part of the lands of the Wiradjuri-speaking people, it is considered to be of both local and national Aboriginal cultural significance. First settled by Europeans in the mid 1800’s, this handsome town is home to many well-preserved historical buildings and artifacts.

Gundagai is a history buff’s delight. You'll find the monument to early pioneers, the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox designed by Frank Rusconi, on the Hume Highway, just north of Gundagai. Visit the town’s many heritage locations to learn why the town is so irresistible to artists, songwriters and poets who come back to it again and again as a subject of poetry and prose. Wander past some of the town's oldest buildings, and don't miss the old flour mill in Sheridan Lane, Gundagai Heritage Railway or the Prince Alfred Bridge, Australia's longest timber viaduct, built in 1866. Find out more about the town’s history at the Gundagai Historic Museum.

Lovers of the great outdoors can fish for trout or Murray cod in the Murrumbidgee River, or admire the view from the lookout atop Mount Parnassus. Gundagai is also the newest of NSW’s 14 wine regions, specialising in Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. There has been a real growth in winemaking here since the mid-1990’s, with top wineries including Gundagai Wines, Borambola Wines and Paterson's Gundagai Vineyard.

Fly into Wagga Wagga Airport

Wagga Wagga Airport is located 11 km from Wagga Wagga’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Choose from around 120 flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne weekly. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Regional Express operates direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne for travel into Wagga Wagga.

  1. Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel

    Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel

    These statues are a tribute to Steele Rudd's famous 'Snake Gully' characters - Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel. This life size family has been immortalised in copper by sculptor Aurel Ragus. The...

  2. Damasque Rose Oil Farm

    Damasque Rose Oil Farm

    The Damasque Rose Oil Farm is located just four kilometres from Gundagai on the Brungle Road. It is open daily through the summer months. Drop in and check out their park-like setting, purchase some beauty products or...

  3. Gundagai Emporium

    Gundagai Emporium

    Come and browse the varied displays on show within the majestic art deco Gundagai Picture Theatre centrally located on Gundagai's main street. Some of the things on display are antique furniture,...

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