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Burra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dog on the Tucker Box Recreational Trail


Come and experience the newly formed four kilometre Dog on the Tucker Box Walking/Cycling/Horse riding trail connecting the township of Gundagai to the Dog on the Tucker Box.

Use the quiet roads to access the trail from the main street (an extra three kilometres), or park your car at the track head at the end of Spring Flat Road. This is a beautiful meandering trail going through peaceful countryside. A great family activity.




Spring Flat Road
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 15.6K from Burra

Gundagai Gold Trails


Gold was identified by the geologist Rev. W. B. Clarke at Gundagai in 1842. A gold rush hit the area in 1858 following further discoveries of gold and mining continued initially until 1875. Following a second gold rush in 1894, mines operated well into the 20th Century, with some mining activity still occurring in 2007.

The best known historical mines were the 'Robinson and Rice's Mine' (Long Tunnel Mine) a few miles south west of Gundagai and the 'Prince of Wales Mine' a few miles to the immediate west of Gundagai.

'Nangus Island' in the middle of the Murrumbidgee River at Nangus is marked as one of the early goldfields and was previously named 'M'Arthur Island'.

Gundagai was an important staging post, with gold from Adelong sent for delivery to the Sydney Mint. Sergeant Parry, shot dead in an 1864 coach hold up, is buried here.




249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

Gundagai's Architectural Heritage Walk


A pleasant two kilometre stroll viewing many historic points of interest. This walk starts and finishes at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre.

The first point of call is Rusconi's Marble Masterpiece located at the Visitors Centre. With Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel next door in Carberry Park. Then onward up Sheridan Street with 27 interesting places to explore including Gabriel Historic Photo Gallery, the Old Gundagai Gaol, the Heritage Railway Station and much more.

Come discover the extensive history on offer at Gundagai!




249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

Rusconi Marble Masterpiece


The Marble Masterpiece was created by the dexterous hands of the late Frank Rusconi and represents 28 years of work by this master craftsman.

Mr Rusconi was born in Australia last century and started work on the Masterpiece in 1910, finishing many hours later in 1938.

Consisting of 20,948 pieces of Australian marble, each and every piece lovingly hand cut and polished, this is a truly magnificent work of art and must be seen to be believed.




Gundagai Visitor Information Centre,
249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel


These statues are a tribute to Steele Rudd's famous 'Snake Gully' characters - Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel. This life size family has been immortalised in copper by sculptor Aurel Ragus.

The characters of Dad and Dave are a well-known part of Australia's cultural history. Created by Steele Rudd for his 'On Our Selection' novels, Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel, were characters set against the backdrop of land selection in the late 19th century. The humour of the 'On Our Selection' novels struck a chord with readers, and the Dad and Dave characters formed the basis for a couple of silent films: On Our Selection (1920) and Rudd's New Selection (1921). During the 1930s the characters became the basis of a popular radio series, Dad and Dave.

The characters are on display in Carberry Park adjacent to Gundagai Visitor Information and Travel Centre on Sheridan Street, Gundagai.




249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

"The Great Rescue of 1852" Sculpture


Yarri and Jacky Jacky stand on the corner of Kitchener and Sheridan Streets. A larger than life-size, bronze sculpture to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the Great Flood of Gundagai in 1852.
The sculpture celebrates the heroic work of Yarri and Jacky Jacky, along with other members of the Wiradjuri tribe in saving some 69 townsfolk from the flood waters.

On the night of June 24, 1852 two Wiradjuri men, Yarri and Jacky Jacky, rescued one third of the Gundagai town's residents in frail bark canoes from the flooded Murrumbidgee River. It was a protracted rescue effort, continuing over some days and nights.

This sculpture is a must see in this beautiful country town!




249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

Burra: Events

Battle on the Bidgee


The committee invites you to be part of the 'Battle on the Bidgee Stockman's Challenge', three exciting days of competition and entertainment!
The first two days of competition consist of the challenge preliminary events; Stock Handling, Packhorse, Whip Crack, Bareback Obstacle, Horseshoeing, Dry Working Pattern and Cross Country. Day Three is finals time, Brumby Catch and Poley Buckjump for the top ten Open competitors, Brumby Catch and Time Trial for the top three lady riders and the top three juniors will battle it out in a Time Trial and Steer Ride.
Entertainment will include Kosciuszko Brumby and Horse Camp Conservationists Inc, ''Evan Imlay Brumby Only Challenge'' and music by DJ Wella.
There are also rough rider events with the best local cowboys and cowgirls testing their skills against some of the toughest stock in the country and Invitational Barrel Race.
Kids will not be forgotten with a gymkhana being held on Saturday hosted by the Gundagai Pony Club. They cannot wait to see you there!


Event Dates
2018
      5th Oct


O I Bell Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 8.9K from Burra

Gundagai Rodeo


The Gundagai Rodeo is a premier event on the national rodeo circuit, being held at the Gundagai Rodeo Grounds on O.I. Bell Drive.

As the final event on the 2017 ABCRA calendar, competition is fierce for those last national championship points, and the nation's top cowboys and cowgirls will all be in town as part of their quest for a coveted national title. Spectacular action is guaranteed, from the finals of the blue-ribbon Open Bull Ride under lights in the main arena, down to the aspiring young cowboys in the Poddy Ride.

See Australia's best cowgirls 'turn and burn' in the Barrel Race and experience all the thrills and spills of the Rope and Tie and Steer Wrestling finals.

Enjoy the live entertainment later in the evening after the events have been completed. With full bar and canteen facilities available.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Nov


O I Bell Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 8.9K from Burra

Snake Gully Cup Markets


Come down to Carberry Park (next to the Visitors Centre) from 9am-2pm and enjoy browsing the range of stalls from Leather goods, Fashion Jewellery, Cakes and Jams, Crafts and Plants. You might like to join one of the many demonstrations on offer.

Grab a bite to eat and relax in the shade!

Barbecue, Hot dogs, Coffee and Drinks available

A wonderful day out for all!!


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov


249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

Burra: Travel Tips

Gundagai Visitor Information Centre


The Gundagai Visitor Information and Travel Centre is located on the left hand side of the main street (Sheridan Street) as you come into town. The friendly staff can guide you to all the attractions Gundagai has to offer. Explore Gundagai's Architectural Heritage Walk to capture the essence of this historic and fascinating township.

Gundagai's best kept secret is Rusconi`s Marble Masterpiece on display at the Visitor Centre - 20,948 pieces of carved New South Wales marble taking 28 years to complete. This one man's hobby has become a must see.

Enquire at the counter for an audio tour of the old Gundagai Gaol, where Captain Moonlight, the bushranger, was sentenced and spent the night. In Carberry Park adjacent to the centre are the Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel copper statues, wonderfully sculpted by Aurel Ragus.




249 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 17.6K from Burra

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