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The sheer beauty of Gunnedah’s natural landscape is breathtaking, with its vast, green fields contrasted against a sapphire blue sky. The picturesque scenery is accompanied by a vibrant and exciting town, located in the Liverpool Plains in north-west New South Wales. With a rich agricultural heritage, Gunnedah farmers grow crops during winter and summer and their high quality livestock are exported all over the world.  

Known as the ‘Koala Capital’ of Australia, Gunnedah is home to one of the largest and healthiest koala populations in the country, and there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with the adorable natives during your stay.

Located close to a number of small rural villages, Gunnedah makes the perfect starting point for exploring the district, with the beautiful Mount Kaputar, Warrumbungle and Coolah Tops national parks all within reach. Take your time to breathe in the crisp, fresh air and enjoy the spectacular scenery which is quintessentially Australian.

In town, there is a wide variety of restaurants and eateries which offer up the best local produce. There are also shopping and entertainment venues, art galleries, children’s playgrounds, parks and gardens. Learn about Gunnedah’s cultural history by strolling down the halls of the museum or paying a visit to one of the memorials.

For a comfortable stay in Gunnedah, choose from over twenty accommodation options in and around town. Rest in the shade of native trees in a caravan park or camping ground, or indulge with a relaxing stay in a four star hotel. There is something to suit every taste and budget.

There is no wonder the raw beauty of Gunnedah inspired famous Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, to write some of her captivating poetry about this magnificent country. Pay the town a visit to experience why. 

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