Gunnedah is the Koala Capital of the World, blessed with one of the largest and healthiest Koala populations West of the Great Divide. Wild koalas often are seen sauntering from tree to tree or even crossing the main street! A visit to the Waterways Wildlife Park allows visitors an even closer encounter with koalas and other iconic Australian wildlife.
Gunnedah’s agricultural foundation is reinforced each August when 100,000 visitors flock to the town for Ag-Quip, the largest agricultural field days in the Southern Hemisphere, while the district’s rich rural heritage is preserved in the vast collection of equipment at The Rural Museum. This beauty of “a land of sweeping plains” inspired Gunnedah’s favourite visitor, Dorothea Mackellar in much of her poetry and prose.
Visitors to Gunnedah are always pleasantly surprised with the diversity of attractions and events including Lake Keepit State Park , museums and galleries, bushwalking, golfing, sightseeing and tours.