Namoi River and Woolshed Reserve
On the northern boundary of the town, the Namoi River flows westward on its way to link into the major river systems of the Barwon, Darling and Murray. The historical significance of the 'Woolshed' relates to the early settler John Johnson who established a wool shed on the banks of the river. The area was known as the 'Woolshed' before being named Gunnedah in 1860.
Recreational areas and sporting fields have been established along a stretch of land adjacent to the river.
The Woolshed Reserve has a picnic shelter, wood barbecue, picnic tables and some playground equipment and lends itself to a lazy afternoon picnic. Bring a ball for the kids to play with while you soak up the atmosphere.