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Gundagai will be forever associated with the Australian folklore of 'The Dog On The Tuckerbox' and the characters immortalised in the stories of 'Dad and Dave' at Snake Gully by Steele Rudd. Visit the many historic buildings listed on the National Trust Register. Situated on the Murrumbidgee River, Gundagai is located just off the Hume Highway between Yass and Holbrook.


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. 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 cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, souvenirs 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.

On 17 August 2019 the Dog on the Tuckerbox was welcomed home after recent vandalism. They are proud to say he looks better than ever. Call in and see the new Kiosk and Lolly Shop.

37 Annie Pyers Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.0K from Gundagai

Two Worlds Sculpture

Located on the corner of Homer Street and Sheridan Street, the Two Worlds sculpture was erected in October 2019.
Two Worlds celebrates the extraordinary connections and real life parallels between Samuel Augustus Perry's application of Greek mythology in the naming of Mt Parnassus and actual events in Gundagai. Drawing inspiration from the life of Perry and the Great Flood of 1852 the art explores the central idea of 'two worlds colliding through time and space'.

107 Sheridan Street
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 heritage site are available daily at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre. Call into the Centre to pick up a Audio and headphones, map and a key and head up to the Gaol to start your tour.

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 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

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!

Corner Kitchener and Sheridan Streets
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.4K from Gundagai

Gundagai Skate Park

The Gundagai Skatepark was officially opened in September 2013 after many years of fundraising and planning from the Gundagai Youth Council.

It is a great area to let the kids loose on their bikes, scooters or skateboards. It is situated in a lovely park area with sheltered sitting areas and a Free Barbecue.
Ideal place for a picnic for all the family!

Landon Street
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 0.4K from Gundagai

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 0.6K from Gundagai

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 pthing to see 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 past The Great Rescue Statue of Yarri and Jacky Jacky. There are 27 other 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 0.6K from Gundagai

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