Koalas in Gunnedah

Gunnedah Shire Council and Landcare Groups have encouraged and nurtured the growth of the koala colony by initiating the planting and expansion of tree corridors, which allow the koalas access in and around the town district.

Due to the abundant variety of favoured eucalyptus and freedom from disease, Gunnedah's koala population is increasing, and the locals and visitors alike feel privileged to have access to these endangered Australian icons.

The basalt topped hills around Gunnedah and across the Shire provide perfect soils for growing koala's favourite trees.

A koala is often seen in the River Red Gum across the street from the Visitor Information Centre. Other popular koala hang-outs include St Xaviers School, Tourism Caravan Park, along Stock Road walking/cycle track, the Bindea Walking Track on Porcupine Lookout, TAFE Campus grounds, and the western end of the showground complex.

For more information: http://www.visitgunnedah.com.au

Nearby events

  1. Gunnedah Saleyards

    Tuesday 26 February 2019 to Tuesday 09 April 2019 , Gunnedah

    Gunnedah Saleyards is one of the largest stock selling centres in New South Wales, located on the edge of town, just one kilometre from the town centre on the Kamilaroi highway towards Narrabri. Stock sales are held every Tuesday and…

    26 Feb - 09 Apr
  2. Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

    Friday 01 March 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 , Gunnedah

    The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards seek to capture the imaginations of school students across Australia, inspiring them to express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of poetry in their pursuit of literary excellence. The…

    01 Mar - 30 Jun
  3. Gunnedah Rural Museum Open Day

    Saturday 02 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Gunnedah

    Display of working machinery including Steam Engines, Vintage and Classic Tractors and farm machinery, Vintage and Classic Cars and Trucks, Stationary engines, Equestrian equipment Household appliances. Also displays of glass bottles,…

    02 Mar - 03 Mar