Gilgandra is home to the Coo-ee Festival held in October each year. Gilgandra was the starting point of the famous World War 1 recruitment drive - the Coo-ee March and there are many memorials to remember those who were courageous and fought selflessly in the war.

Gilgandra Caravan Park is an ideal base for exploring the local township as well as the regional areas surrounding. Further afield is the famous Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and the Narromine Aviation Museum.

Gilgandra Shire is the southern gateway to the spectacular Warrumbungle National Park, home of the Siding Spring Observatory which boasts one of the largest optical telescopes in the southern hemisphere.


Things to do. (Within Gilgandra)

Coo-ee Heritage

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Immerse yourself in history and learn about our forefather’s history.

The Hitchen House Museum

Birth place of the WW 1 Recruitment marches. Now home to a extensive privately owned museum.

Gilganda Rural Museum

Learn the History of Gilgandra, with one of a kind items you wont find anywhere else in Australia.

Orana Cactus


You cant go through Gilgandra without visiting the World Famous Cactus World

Things to do. (Outside Gilgandra)

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

A short drive (1 hour) into Dubbo. Walk, ride or drive round the open range zoo. 

Warrmumbungle National Park

It really is a beautiful part of the world. 



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