Gunning has a wealth of historical sites and buildings dating back to the arrival of the first European setters from 1821 onwards. In 1824 Hamilton Hume with William Hovell pioneered the route from…
Gunning has a wealth of historical sites and buildings dating back to the arrival of the first European setters from 1821 onwards. In 1824 Hamilton Hume with William Hovell pioneered the route from Gunning south to what later became Melbourne. This route was the precursor to the Hume Highway which ran right through the main street of Gunning until the town was bypassed in 1993. The railway arrived in 1875 and is still the main rail link between Sydney and Melbourne.
A short detour from the Hume Highway takes you to the relaxed heart of Gunning, where you can explore the town's rich history on a town tour organised by the Gunning and District Historical Society. Pye Cottage Museum and Gunning Railway are part of the Gunning Town Tour and an optional guided cemetery tour can also be included. Advance bookings are essential. Aside from the fascinating local history, Gunning has some great cafés offering a range of delicious meals and you can get a great pub lunch at the Telegraph Hotel.
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