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Gundagai

Gundagai is a classic Australian country town situated on the Murrumbidgee River between Sydney and Melbourne, amidst one of the most picturesque rural areas of the Riverina. For visitors it offers the chance to stop, unwind, explore the beautiful rural setting, meet the friendly locals and gain a wonderful insight into Australia's pioneering past. The town is immortalised through poems and songs such as: 'Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox' and 'Along the Road to Gundagai', and is perhaps most famous for its monument to the early pioneers, the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox, situated on the Hume Highway, five miles (eight kilometres) north of Gundagai.

Take a leisurely stroll through Gundagai to see some of the town's oldest buildings, don't miss the Prince Alfred Bridge, Australia's longest timber viaduct built in 1866. Try fishing on the Murrumbidgee for trout, or admire the view from the lookout atop Mount Parnassus.

Gundagai: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Dog on the Tucker Box


Since 1932, the Dog has sat beside the Hume Highway, a favourite stopping place for thousands of travellers. Originally set up to assist Gundagai Hospital, today the Dog still helps the hospital's vital work with the monies from its wishing well and royalties from some souvenirs. Over the decades it has been celebrated in song and story, and faithfully commemorates the efforts of the European pioneers who settled the region.

The Dog on the Tucker Box Pioneer Monument welcomes visitors with a newly redesigned garden precinct featuring Australian animal figurines, a cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, souvenirs, Australiana, antiques, old wares and a peaceful picnic area away from the busy highway, with plenty of parking (caravans and tourist buses included). Special events benefiting a range of charities are held throughout the year, culminating in the Dog's Birthday each November.





37 Annie Pyers Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.0K from Gundagai

Gundagai Historic Museum


Those interested in history will find the Gundagai Historical Museum fascinating. It is a treasure trove of memorabilia, with displays of pioneer life, bushrangers and even Phar Lap's saddlecloth.

One highlight of the vast collection is the two gorgets (medallions) presented to Yarri and Jacky, the Wiradjuri men whose efforts saved many lives during the great flood of 1852.

The collection also includes a T-model Ford, farm machinery, wagons, equipment, clothing, coins, stamps, household items and other interesting paraphernalia from the 19th and early 20th century.

The museum is managed entirely by dedicated volunteers and the visitor's book hints at the nostalgic journey of many who have spent time going through the displays.





Homer Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.1K from Gundagai

Historic Bridges of Gundagai


The landscape at Gundagai is dominated by four bridges spanning the Murrumbidgee flats: the historic Prince Alfred Bridge, the timber Railway Bridge, and now the dual Sheahan bridges of the Hume Highway.

The timber viaducts are wonderful examples of early engineering solutions to crossing a major flood plain. Their national significance is recognised with listing by the National Trust. They are a spectacular latticework of wooden trusses, spanning the flood plains and river.

Follow the River Walk from Yarri Park - they are well worth a look. Follow the signs or pick up a brochure from the Visitor Centre.




End of Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.2K from Gundagai

The Old Gundagai Gaol


Entertaining and informative self-guided audio tours of this newly opened heritage site are now available daily (hire a player, headphones and pick up the key from the Visitor Information and Travel Centre).

Explore cells that held the infamous bushrangers Moonlite and Peisley. Enjoy world class narration of various stories of law and order in a frontier town.

The Old Gundagai Gaol stands at the corner of First Avenue and Byron Street, surrounded by a high wall of local slate with rendered capping.




First Avenue ,
Corner of Byron Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.3K from Gundagai

The Gabriel Historic Photo Gallery


Gundagai is home to a truly unique, private collection of historic photographs which are now internationally known as the Gabriel Collection.

The town Doctor in Gundagai from 1887, Dr Charles Louis Gabriel was also a keen amateur photographer. Local businessman Cliff Butcher found some 1000 of Dr Gabriel's glass negatives in the basement of a premises in Sheridan Street. The photos record the town in which Dr Gabriel lived for 40 years.

More than 150 photos are on permanent display in the Gabriel Gallery, and also featured is a camera similar to the one used by Dr Gabriel. The Gallery also displays other unique items of interest including some of Henry Lawson's original letters and possessions.




Mitre 10 Shop Building,
177 Sheridan Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.3K from Gundagai

The Old Mill


The old mill was built in 1848 by Mr J Morley for Flood and Hanley as a flour mill. This was the first flour mill in Gundagai. The building has withstood all floods including the fierce ones of 1852, 1853,1870, and 1925. However it did have some holes knocked through the walls by the floods fierce torrents and the patches can still be seen today. The Old Mill is a great tribute to Joseph Morley who set it on such a solid foundation of stone.

This building is the oldest building in Gundagai and the only surviving representative of the original Gundagai township on the river flat.





Sheridan Lane
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.3K from Gundagai

Gundagai Heritage Railway


Gundagai railway station is a New South Wales State Heritage-listed timber station dating from 1886. The station closed in 1984 and since 1992 has been restored into a tourist attraction which sees local and international tourists come to visit.

Many historical displays and photos are in the museum and in the yard rollingstock can be seen. The museum is managed by a volunteer team which is keen to showcase the NSW rail history. Each year Open Day events are held to attract people and raise further awareness.

Volunteers work on restoring the station and yard with plans to rebuild the line and run tourist trains in the future.

The station is five minutes off the Hume Highway - come and spend 30 minutes or so at the station and learn some local history. Donations are welcomed to keep the project running as is any support from interested volunteers or members.




Rusconi Place / Hemans Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.3K from Gundagai

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