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Precincts to see and things to do in Gunnedah

By Bobbie Insch

Here are our regions of town to see when visiting or looking to live in Gunnedah.

Precincts to see and things to do in Gunnedah

With an abundance of precincts to explore and things to do in Gunnedah, here are our regions of town to see when visiting or looking to live in Gunnedah. 

Cultural precinct 

For an area with an abundance of things to do in Gunnedah, the Cultural precinct is the pinnacle of the region’s emerging art spaces. The area provides a unique opportunity to experience innovative and traditional creative forms, with showcases including visual arts, performing arts, film, live music and theatre. 

The Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre Gallery embraces an exhibition calendar of visiting and local artists, and the Gunnedah Conservatorium fosters local talent. Two community-created murals, the Two Rivers Water Mural and The Red River Gum also feature within the Cultural Precinct. 

Just outside the Cultural precinct, you will find more developing public art spaces with pop up events, sculptures, local art galleries and museums, as well as community markets and studios. 

Downtown precinct 

From hearty pub feeds to simple flavoursome bite-sized nibbles, the Downtown precinct of Gunnedah delivers on all fronts. You will find an abundance of cafes, restaurants, takeaways, clubs and pubs located within walking distance – with over 20 establishments dispersed in the localised area. Coffee cruising and beer hopping is an easily done task, with cafes, eateries and pubs becoming the signature of Downtown Gunnedah. 

You can also browse a diverse mix of retail brands from a range of various boutiques filled with fashion, homewares, second-hand books and hand-made crafts. The downtown area is also home to plenty of things to do in Gunnedah with art galleries and green spaces to play in and explore. 

Poets’ precinct

The Poets’ precinct in Gunnedah is an area dedicated to Dorothea Mackellar, the author of the famous Australian poem “My Country”. As a town, Gunnedah has a long and proud history and enduring romance with Dorothea Mackellar. The precinct is home to a sculpture of Dorothea; atop her horse, she is immortalised in bronze in Anzac Park. Leading up to the base of the sculpture is Maas Walk, a native garden that was created in honour of Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society’s founder Mikkie Maas. 

Nearby, The Mackellar Centre is dedicated to children’s poetry and all things Dorothea. The centre also features thirty-two watercolour paintings by Jean Isherwood, illustrating the famous “My Country” poem. World-class Gunnedah Shire Band also calls the precinct home, as they neighbour The Mackellar Centre and Water Tower Museum. For more things to do in Gunnedah, war memorials also pepper the precinct, with The Gunnedah War Memorial Pool offering a place to soak and play year-round.

The friendly team at Ray White Fleming and Ross are locals to the Gunnedah area and are specialists in providing expert service and advice in both real estate and livestock. The team are happy to assist anyone in making the move to rural New South Wales, especially in the Gunnedah area, so please feel free to call through on 02 6742 0566.

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