Fish, boating, golfing, bowls, cycling, swimming, football, tennis and squash are just some of the activities which can be enjoyed in Gundagai. Fishing The Murrumbidgee attracts fishers from many places. Its junction with the Tumut River is a favourtie fishing spot. Cold water from the Snowy Scheme dams supplies plentiful trout to the Murrumbidgee at… Continue reading Sport and Recreation Events
On January 20, 1880, just before he faced the hangman’s noose at Sydney ‘s Darlinghurst gaol, Andrew George Scott – better known as Captain Moonlite – wrote: I want to rest in the grave of my friend. Gratify my last wish if you can. Do it in the cheapest manner possible. I have one hour… Continue reading Captain Moonlite – Bushranger
A visit to the Gundagai Historical Museum is a giant leap back in time, with a most interesting and varied collection of machinery, wagons, equipment, a T-model Ford, photographs, clothing, household items and other knick-knacks associated with Gundagai life a century or more ago. The Museum is opened every day 9am-3pm except Xmas Day, Boxing… Continue reading Gundagai Historic Museum
Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River , the famous town of Gundagai has long been a favourite stopping place for travellers along the Hume Highway. Today it is a sympathetic blend of fine historic architecture and modern commercial and residential development. Its expanse of fertile river flats remains to this day, with the… Continue reading Historic Gundagai, a town with a past and a future
The famous dog on the tuckerbox was sculptured by the late Frank Rusconi, but it certainly is’nt the most impressive example of the work of this execptionally skilled artisan on exhibition in the Gundagai district. In fact one attraction not to be missed at Gundagai is a unique cathedral-in-miniature containing 20,948 individual pieces of marble,… Continue reading Rusconi’s Marble Masterpiece
The world-famous Dog is located five miles (8km) north of Gundagai, just of the Hume Highway, at Five Mile Creek. It celebrates one of the best-known themes of Australian folklore: mateship between man and dog. In pioneering days a dog accompanied each wagon and guarded the bullocky’s possessions. Verses about a dog and a tuckerbox… Continue reading Dog on the Tuckerbox
A pleasant 2km stroll viewing many historic points of interest starts and finishes at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre. Here you may also wish to purchase the excellent book Gundagai – A track winding back, by Cliff Butcher, which will enrich your visit with a wealth of historical information and images.
April 25. Dawn service. Mid-morning parade of services personnel, local bands and schools along Sheridan Street, with wreath-laying at the Cenotaph. Gundagai enjoys many more race meetings, sporting and cultural events each year. For full details, please visit the Visitor Information Centre.
Held in February. Known as ‘The Royal of the Riverina’.
Held annually in November, the Festival runs for three days. Major activities include: Friday: Snake Gully Cup Race Meeting Saturday: Day two of the Race Meetings; entertainment at showground; sports dinner at Services Club with celebrity sportsperson guest speaker. Meet the Artists at Green Dog Gallery. Sunday: Traditional bush breakfast in Carberry Park, with family entertainment.