Gundagai | Wiradjuri Country, NSW

Why Visit?

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Gundagai, a picturesque country town in the beautiful Riverina. You’ll find the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox Pioneer Monument, as well as a rich architectural, colonial and indigenous history, great fishing, a thrilling rodeo and boutique wineries.

Gundagai is said to mean, ‘to cut with a hand-axe behind the knee’ in Wiradjuri language. Situated on the bend of Murrumbidgee River, much like the bend in a knee, is the town Gundagai.

Why locals love it


The Coffee Pedaler is a modern café in the centre of Gundagai. They combine great country hospitality with great food and treats. Definitely the place to stop for breakfast or lunch.

The Great Outdoors

Connect with nature on two feet, or jump on your bike and find new adventures. Gundagai is connected by waterways and trails that will guide you on your way. Whether its enjoying our 4km Dog on the Tuckerbox Trail that connects the town with our beloved icon or a leisurely stroll across our flood plain under our the historic bridges River Walk. Dog on the Tuckerbox Trail: Access the trail from the main street (an extra 3km), or park your car at the track head (end of Spring Flat Drive).

Gundagai – Rotary Lookout | 56 Luke St, South Gundagai. For sweeping views of Gundagai don’t miss the Rotary Lookout.

Gundagai has some great parks and playgrounds such as Yarri Park & Carberry Parks Adventure Playground; they both offer free BBQ’s and shaded sitting areas to take a break with the kids, check out this site for details: Bump Into Mums. Plus, at Yarri Park we have an amazing skate park and pump track. 

If you fancy lunch with your outdoor activity try the Gundagai District Services Club, they have a golf course, bowling greens, tennis & squash courts.

Local Tours

Ghost Tours at the Old Gundagai Gaol | Facebook page


Paterson’s Gundagai Vineyard: Located locally, this cellar door is open for wine tastings of private label wines often not found in retail stores. Ask for the limited released wines from this cellar doors’ vineyard. Ask for local grown cheese and fruit platters to complement your wines. Cellar Door bookings and winery tours may be required so be sure to call in advance. Location: 747 Old Hume Highway Road, Tumblong, Gundagai, NSW 2729. Phone: 0419 148 878.

Nick Spencer Wines: Awarded the James Halliday Wine Companion, 5 star rating and top 10 Best New Wineries, plus Gourmet Traveller Wines, Winemaker of the Year nominee. “Establishing his own business in 2017. His 2 regions of interest are Tumbarumba and Gundagai – adjoining but very different. The quality of his wines from Gundagai make him the captain of that ship.” Website.

Want more?

Gundagai is four hour drive south of Sydney, five hour drive north of Melbourne and two hours west of Canberra. The township is an easily accessible town, just off the M31 Hume Highway.

Best times of year to visit

Gundagai is buzzing during the beautiful Spring months.

  • During October, Gundagai host’s one of the leading Stockman’s Challenges in Australia showcasing local horsemanship | Battle on the Bidgee Website.
  • November is our busiest month of the year with our famous Snake Gully Cup attracting thousands of attendees each year ready to get frocked or suited up to enjoy a great day of horse racing | Website.
  • The Gundagai Rodeo is a premier event on the national rodeo circuit. As the final event on the ABCRA calendar, competition is fierce as the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls battle for a coveted national title | Facebook page.
  • Gundagai also celebrates all things floral with its annual Flower Show.

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