Things to do

With so many things to do in Gunnedah, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

If you’re looking for things to do in Gunnedah, the Comfort Inn Harvest Lodge Motel makes for an excellent base of operations!  Surrounded by possibilities, the best thing is that many of the locations are very close by.

Just ten minutes away, you can visit Waterways Wildlife Park, an incredible centre for the rehabilitation of injured or poorly animals.  Come face-to-face and interact with a variety of their residents such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, possums, lizards and a wide range of birds.  Take advantage of the sumptuous park and gorgeous gardens with an expansive play area for children.  And, if you’re feeling peckish, why not hire a barbeque?

In under half an hour’s drive from the motel, you could reach Lake Keepit, a picturesque body of water, ideal for relaxing with a picnic or choosing from a wide range of things to do in Gunnedah such as fishing, boating, BMX, tennis, water-skiing or even taking to the skies in a sailplane glider!

The town of Gunnedah has a shopping district with a wealth of major chain stores as well as locally owned boutique stores selling the latest fashion, giftware, books, jewelry and local produce.  Enjoy a well-earned rest in one of the chic local coffee shops, serving drinks, snacks and lunches.

Gunnedah is a town steeped in history and there are several things to do and places to see where you can really soak in its fascinating past.  The Red Chief Memorial is a tribute to Cumbo Gunnerah of the Kamilaroi tribe.  The town takes its name from the people of this great aboriginal warrior.  There is also a Cumbo Gunnerah Gallery and Keeping Place where you can find out more about this amazing man and his legacy.  Tambar Springs is well worth a visit to discover more about the rich agricultural heritage of Gunnedah and its small beginnings in the 1830’s.  

There are also memorial statues to the coal miners of Gunnedah and Dorothea Mackellar, the poet who wrote some of the most quintessential bush poetry, largely inspired by her father’s farms here in Gunnedah.

For a more modern take on Gunnedah, The Civic Centre is the focal point for Gunnedah’s contemporary culture and visual arts.  The striking, magnificent complex has a great deal of things to see including its very own cinema!

If you enjoy photography or simply taking in the surrounding natural beauty, you can’t go far wrong with the stunning vistas across the Liverpool Plains, or climb to the top of Porcupine Lookout for a phenomenal view stretching 100km into the distance!