Gundagai is a small, rural town, located in the New South Wales region of Australia. With a population of nearly 2000, Gundagai is 59 miles away from Canberra and 242 miles from Sydney. This rural establishment was founded in 1838, and since then, Gundagai was highly exploited in terms of agriculture. Gold mining is another activity that the early inhabitants were doing in Gundagai.
Gundagai inspired many authors in writing poems and songs, because it represents a typical Australian small town, filled with legends, myths and traditions. Even if it is small, there are many places worth seeing here in Gundagai, especially because most of them are considered heritage sites and true landmarks of the country.
Top Attractions within Gundagai
Rusconi's Marble Masterpiece is a monument created by Frank Rusconi to honor the mason order. Its construction began in 1910, and it took no less than 28 years for this marble monument to be finished.
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is another statue created by Frank Rusconi, and it is located approximately 5 miles from Gundagai. If you are visiting Gundagai, paying a visit to this beautiful landmark is totally worth it.
The Gundagai Court House was built in 1859 and it is one of the oldest buildings in Gundagai. In front of this extremely well preserved building you will see a memorial Boer War monument. Although destroyed by a fire in 1943, the building was reconstructed and now it represents a not-to-be-missed attraction in Gundagai.
Prince Alfred Bridge is a very famous bridge in Gundagai, spanning on 921 metres over the Murrumbidgee River. Founded in 1885, the bridge is only topped in length by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, so it is the second longest in the country.
The Niagara Cafe is also one of the cultural landmarks of Gundagai. Opened in 1938, the cafe was an important stop on the Hume Highway when it was visited in 1942 by John Curtin, then Prime Minister.
The Snake Gully Cup Festival and The Turning Wave Festival are notable events that are being held in Gundagai every year, in November and September, respectively.