Getting Here


Contact Us: 
Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre
83 Chandos Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380
Phone: 02 6740 2230  |  1800 KOALAS

Gunnedah is situated in the heart of the Namoi Valley on the Oxley Highway, and is just 440 kilometres by road from Sydney, 655 kilometres from Brisbane and just over 1000 kilometres from Melbourne. Gunnedah is accessible by road and rail with many transport options to travel the town and surrounding areas.

  • Daily rail travel to and from Sydney is available on the North Western CountryLink - daily Xplorer service. For reservations, call 13 22 32.
  • Regular air transport to either Sydney or Brisbane is available via Tamworth airport - only 45 minutes car travel away.
  • Gunnedah Shire covers an area of 4,994 square kilometres with a population of approximately 13,000.

However you choose to reach this part of the world, travel safe and remember: getting here is half the fun, a journey we are sure you will discover is well worth it.

Travel to Gunnedah:

By road
Gunnedah is 5 hours drive inland along the picturesque New England and Kamilaroi Highways from Sydney and 7.5 hours from Brisbane.

  • Sydney to Gunnedah – 5 hours
  • Brisbane to Gunnedah – 7.5 hours
  • Newcastle to Gunnedah – 3.5 hours
  • Dubbo to Gunnedah – 2.5 hours
  • Armidale to Gunnedah – 2 hours
  • Tamworth to Gunnedah – 45 minutes

By Rail
The Country Link Explorer train services Gunnedah to and from Sydney daily. For more information call 13 22 32.

By Air
Tamworth Regional Airport have regular passenger flights which operate several times daily to and from Sydney. Tamworth is an easy 45 minute drive from Gunnedah. For more information call 13 13 13.

Local Transport
Gunnedah Radio Cabs: 02 6742 0069
Gunnedah Taxis and Cabs: 02 6742 0066
Hopes Bus Service: 02 6742 0457
Hire Cars: 1300 767 339



Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat and Sun: 10am - 3pm

83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah, NSW 2380

02 6740 2230 | 1800 KOALAS





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