Gunnedah, in New South Wales, Australia, is the heart of the Outback. Boasting more koalas and kangaroos per square kilometre than anywhere else in the state, this wide, flat landscape is both hauntingly beautiful and rich in culture and history.
- Keepit Dam
- Gunnedah Watertower Museum
- Dorothea Mackellar Memorial
- Visit Porcupine Lookout for its stunning views
- Sailing and fishing at Lake Keepit
- Hold a koala or two at the Waterways Wildlife Park
Gunnedah enjoys a dry, temperate climate, with temperatures in summer averaging around 29°C, which drop to around 15°C in the wintertime. Precipitation is light all year round, although it increases slightly over the summer months from November to February.
Getting There & Around
Gunnedah’s small airport serves domestic flights from Sydney and is a short journey by bus or car to the city. Alternately, Gunnedah can be reached by car or coach from Sydney via the Kamillaroi or New England Highways.
As Gunnedah is relatively small, it is easy to wander around on foot. But for trips to outlying areas, buses and coaches are available. However, due to the distances between sights in the Australian outback, hiring a car or 4WD vehicle is recommended to get the most from your holiday.
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