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Gilgandra
gateway to the spectacular Warrumbungle Mountains
- Central West  NSW Australia
Gilgandra Information Centre - Coo-ee ParkGilgandra ClockGilgandra CentreCastlereagh River - GilgandraCoo-ee Heritage Centre - Coo-ee Festival GilgandraCoo-ee March MuralCoo-ee March MuralFlora Reserve - GilgandraGilgandra ObservatoryHickey Falls
Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring Observatory
Gilgandra is a service centre to a a vast agricultural landscape with mixed farming focused principally on cropping, sheep and cattle.  The town boasts excellent facilities for all popular sports, including golf, football, tennis, basketball, horse racing, pistol shooting and speedway racing.
The excellent climate allows outdoor activities to be enjoyed all year round.
Gilgandra is a country town on the Castlereagh River in NSW's rural central west.  A riverside oasis, situated at the junction of the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh Highways, between Dubbo and Coonabarabran, 476 km north-west of Sydney
Gilgandra  is the gateway to the spectacular Warrumbungle Mountains, just a 50-minute drive north of Gilgandra on the Newell/Oxley Highway to Coonabarabran.
'Gilgandra' is said to be a Wiradjuri Aboriginal name which means "long water hole".  The Wiradjuri Aboriginal people inhabited the area prior to European settlement.
The town is famous as the 'Home of the Coo-ees'.
After Gallipoli and heavy casualties in the latter half of 1915, recruiting figures for enlistment in World War I had dwindled.
 
The Hitchen brothers of Gilgandra, had the idea of organising a route march of volunteers to Sydney, enlisting recruits as they marched.
The Coo-ee March began with 26 men setting out from Gilgandra marching to Sydney on the recruiting march.  Along the way they called ‘Coo-ee’ at each town they passed, and the much publicized event encouraged many men to join them.
Six weeks after they started out, they reached Sydney with 263 men willing to join the forces.
Subsequent marches followed and were responsible for a dramatic upturn in recruitment figures.
Read more about the Coo-ee March by clicking here
Places to Visit - Things to do in Gilgandra

Gilgandra Coo-ee Festival -held over the October long weekend.
Includes a large street parade, the NSW Coo-ee Calling Championships, a rodeo in the main street and live bands.

Gilgandra Show - each May

The Coo-ee Heritage Centre and Visitor Information Centre - Learn more about the Coo-ee March and local history.
Newell Highway Gilgandra.

The Hitchen House Museum - The Hitchen House, home of the Hitchen brothers who initiated the Coo-ee March, is now set up as a museum with wartime memorabilia

The Rural Museum - local history artifacts and specialises in Australian-invented rural machinery of yesteryear.  Just look for the huge windmill out the front on the Newell Highway...The windmill out front has a symbolic value as there were approximately 300 in operation by the 1950s, earning Gilgandra the title 'The Windmill Town'.
ph  02  6847 0806    http://www.ruralmuseum.org.au/
The Gilgandra Observatory - where you can view the Rings of Saturn, or Jupiter’s Red Spot and the craters of the moon plus astronomical displays.
- located in Willie Street, just of the Newell Highway.
http://www.gilobs.com.au/

Gilgandra Speedway - A night of fun and excitement for all the family.  Meetings every month from Oct to April - Enjoy the hottest night of your life!  - located Newell Hwy ( 5km south of town)
www.gilspeedway.org.au
Gilgandra Native Flora Reserve - See the wildflowers from September to November.   8.5 hectares (21 acres) of bushland featuring many plant species, particularly local wildflowers.
Head north-east on the Oxley Highway towards Coonabarabran for 8 km then turn right into Flora Reserve Rd (well signposted.)  There are picnic and barbecue facilities.

Orana Cactus World - Nearly 1,000 cacti from all over the world.  Located 1 km south of Gilgandra on the Newell Highway towards Dubbo. It features both native and exotic species and is open by appointment, ph: (02) 6847 2642

Hickey's Falls - Hickey's Falls are located at the end of a short walking track which departs from a roadside stop, about halfway to Coonabarabran on the Oxley Highway, en route from Gilgandra.  Picnic and barbecue facilities available.
PHOTO GALLERY:  Click any image to view the larger image Gallery Slideshow.
ACCOMMODATION:
Gilgandra offers a range of quality accommodation at excellent value.  From hotels, motels, cabins, caravan parks, B&B's to farm stays - something to suit everyone.
EATING OUT:  Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bistros, Restaurants, Take-Aways, Hotels, Clubs
Plenty of good eateries- cafes, restaurants and entertainment.
Akropolis Motel & Barney's Caravan Park  ph:  02 6847 2636
Alfa Motel  ph:  02 6847 1188
Anna's Place B&B  ph:  02 6847 2790
Bungalow Motel    02 6847 1271
Castlereagh Motor Inn  ph:  02 6847 2697
Cooee Motel   ph:  02 6847 2981
Crossroads Cabins  Tooraweenah.  ph:  02 6848 1186
Gilgandra Caravan Park  ph:  02 6847 2423
Gilgandra Lodge Motel   ph:  02 6847 2431
Gilgandra Motel  ph:  02 6847 2500
Mountain View Hotel/Motel  Tooraweenah  ph:  02 6848 1017
Orana Windmill Motel  ph:  02 6847 2404
Rest-A-While Cabins and Van Park ph:  02 68 47 2254
Royal Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2004
Silver Oaks Motel  ph:  02 6847 0111
Tattersall's Hotel  ph:   02 6847 2080
Three Ways Motel  ph:  02 6847 2241
Tooraweenah Caravan Park ph:  02 6848 1133
Village Motor Inn and A La Carte Restaurant  ph:  02 6847 1433
Akropolis Motel Greek Style Cafe  ph:  02 6847 2636
Bailey's Diner  ph:  02 6847 2775
Cafe 41  ph:  02 6847 2600
Cafe Country Style   ph:  02 6847 1571
Castlereagh Motor Inn  ph:  02 6847 2697
Diggers Restaurant  - Services Club  ph:  02 6847 0236
Dragon and Phoneix  Chinese Restaurant  ph:  02 6847 2382
Gilgandra Motel  ph:  02 6847 2500
Holland's Family Diner   ph:  02 6847 1199
Kingsway Chinese Restaurant  ph:  02 6847 2999
Rock Cake Bakery & Cafe   ph:  02 6847 1774
Roma Restaurant Gilgandra Services Club ph:  02 68470236
Royal Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2004
Tattersall's Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2080
The Next Grind: Coffee and Gallery  ph:  02 6847 2707
The Top Shop  ph:  02 6847 1032
Thiele's Coffee Lounge  ph:  02 6847 2007
Village Motor Inn and A La Carte Restaurant  ph:  02 6847 1433
HOTELS : CLUBS : PUBS
Armatree Hotel  ph:  02 6848 5805
Collie Hotel  ph:  02 6847 9119
Mountain View Hotel/Motel  Tooraweenah ph:  02 6848 1017
Railway Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2026
Royal Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2004
Tattersall's Hotel  ph:  02 6847 2080

Gilgandra Bowling Club  ph:  02 68472105
Gilgandra Golf Club  ph:  02 68472426
Gilgandra Services Club ph:  02 68472135
TRANSPORT:
Crossroads Bus Charter  ph:  02 6848 1186
Gilgandra Bus Service  ph:  02 6847 0170
Gilgandra Taxi Service  ph:  13 10 08
Roach's Charter Service  ph:  026847 2996
A - B
3D's Butchery ph:  02 6847 2035
5 Star Supermarket  ph:  02 6847 2073
ABC's of Computers  ph:  02 6848 1165
Adros 4WD  ph:  02 6848 1046
Aminya Nursery  ph:  02 6847 0940
Australia Post - Gilgandra  ph:  02 68472396
Australia Post - Tooraweenah Trading Tooraweenah  ph:  02 6848 1011
Aywon Washers  ph:  02 6884 7708
Belinda Wilson Photography  ph:  02 6825 1189
Betty's Boutique  ph:  02 68472605
Bi-Rite Electrical  ph:  02 6847 2788
BJ's Pest Control  ph:  02 6847 2772
Body Balance Massage  Mob:  0427 101 160
BOGAS   ph:  02 68472228
Boral Country Concrete & Quarries  ph:  02 6847 1177
JA & TL Brook Builders  ph:  02 6847 2096
Bunters Building  ph:  02 6847 1317
BUSINESS LISTINGS:
Gilgandra Local Businesses and Services - Retail, Financial and Trade Services
C
Caltex24 hour truck stop.  ph:  02 6847 2660
Camel's Truck Repairs  ph:  02 6847 0742
Carlginda Enterprises  ph:  02 6817 8770
Mathew "Bear" Carlstrom Building repairs   ph:  02 6847 2514
Castlereagh Advisory Centre ph:  02 6847 1084
Castlereagh Concrete and Sheds ph:  02 6848 5348
Castlereagh Engineering  ph:  02 6847 2776
Castlereagh Painting Service  ph:  02 6847 1383
Cath Waller Catering  ph:  02 6848 3514
Central West machining and Engineering ph:  02 6847 2907
CJ's Clothing  ph:  02 6847 2037
Collision's Auto Repairs  ph:  02 6847 1130
Commonwealth Bank (Gilgandra Pharmacy)  ph:  02 6847 2100
Community Technology Centre  ph:  02 6817 8781
Coo-ee Who's Calling  Mob:  0407 933 682
Cross Country Electrical  ph:  02 6847 1419
CRT  Gilgandra  ph:  02 6847 2411
D - F
Darcy Kennedy Accountants & Advisors  ph:  02 6883 5603
Diggs Butchery  ph:  02 6847 2354
D-Vine Creations  Mob:  0417 115 424
Duncan Priestley Civil Engineering  ph:  02 6847 0980
Eve of Zeneve Poodles - ph:  02 6888 1275
Luke Flannery - Welder  ph:  02 6847 172
Four Seasons Catering  ph:  02 6847 2156
Fosters Smash Repairs  ph:  02 6847 1211
Frank Cross Tyres  ph:  02 68472966
Furniture One  ph:  02 68472486
G
Gale Constructions ph:  02 6847 0105
WA & JM Gale Buillders  ph:  02 68472851
Gift - A - Licious  ph:  02 6847 2522
Gilgandra Ag & auto  ph:  02 6847 2368
Gilgandra & District Community Bank - Bendigo Bank  ph:  02 6847 1502
Gilgandra Auto Electrical  ph:  02 6847 1777
Gilgandra Bargain Centre  ph:  02 6847 2910
Gilgandra Bobcat and Tipper Service  ph:  02 6847 0125
Gilgandra Driving School  ph:  02 6847 2950
Gilgandra Fruit Mart  ph:  02 6847 2112
Gilgandra Funeral & Monuments  ph:  02 6847 2215
Gilgandra Furniture Restoration & Upholstery Centre  ph:  02 6888 1052
H - J
Harvey World Travel  ph:  02 6817 8752
P.S & R.E. Hazelton Builders  ph:  02 6847 1007
Stephen Holmgreen Carpenter, Concretor.  ph:  02 6847 2897
Peter Horan - Plasterer  ph:  02 68474 1122
Bruce Horwood  Welding, Engineering  ph:  02 6848 5033
Hutchison's Photographics  ph:  02 6847 0549
IGA Supermarket  ph:  02 6847 2005
Kerry Imrie Upholsterey  ph:  02 6825 4322
Inland Petroleum  ph:  02 6847 1699
ITS Smart - Website Design  Mob:  0434 283 434
Harry Jenkins - Carpenter, Concretor  ph:  02 68472318
Jode'z Visions in Hair  ph:  02 6847 0515
Johnson's Family Store  ph:  02 6847 1081
Johnson's Gourmet Butchery  ph:  02 6847 2046
Allan Johnson  Painter  ph:  02 6847 2792
Jordison's Painting & Maintenance  ph:  02 6847 1182
Gilgandra Government Access Centre  ph:  02 6817 8780
RTA;
Centrelink;
Department of Housing;
Veteran's Affairs;
Department of Fair Trading;
NSW Fisheries;
Births, Deaths and Marriages;
Australian Taxation Office;
Employment Agencies;
Community Technology Centre,
Community Transport
Gilgandra Insurance Service - NRMA  ph:  02 6847 2288
Gilgandra Motor Sales & Service  ph:  02 68472 703
Gilgandra Newsagency   ph:  02 6847 2059
Gilgandra Newspapers  ph:  02 6847 2022
Gilgandra Observatory  ph:  02 6847 2646
Gilgandra Observatory Computer Repairs  ph:  02 6847 2646
Gilgandra Pharmacy CBA Banking  ph:  02 6847 2108
Gilgandra Plumbing Services  Mob:  429 388 600
Gilgandra Poultry  ph:  02 6847 2476
Gilgandra Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  Mob:  0428 676 196
Gilgandra Self Storage  ph:  02 6847 2838
Gilgandra Toyota & Holden   ph:  02 6847 2106
Gilgandra Truck & Engine Repairs  ph:  02 6847 2459
Gilgandra Tyre & Batteries  ph:  02 6847 2069
Gilgandra Upholstery  ph:  02 6847 2415
Gilgandra Visitors Centre  ph:  02 6817 8700
Gilgandra's One Stop Hair Shop ph:  02 6847 2973
GK & LH Rohr (Rural Traders)  ph:  02 68472411
Grandma's Doll Display  ph:  02 6847 2404
K - M
Kelly and Astill Solicitors  ph:  02 6847 2006
Kingsley Park  Subdivision  ph:  02 6847 2685
Lambs Carpet Cleaning  Mob:  0447319031
Local Computer Support  ph:  02 6847 1858
Lowes Petroleum  ph:  1300 66 32 77
Maelyn's Quilting  ph:  02 6847 2399
Marcia's Massage  ph:  02 6848 1008
Martin's Vinyl Signs   ph:  02 6847 0939
McReaddies Nursery  ph:  02 6847 2473
Meyers Motor Clinic ph:  02 6847 2425
M J Towing ph:  02 6847 2145
MJK Photography  ph:  02 6888 1183
MJM Products & Welding  ph:  02 6847 1953
Geoff Moore Painting and Decorating Service  Mob:  0408 636 019
Morse Group  ph:  02 6882 9421
Morris & Weir Electrical  ph:  02 68472900
Movie Mania  ph:  02 6847 0855
N - R
National Australia Bank  ph:  02 6847 8200
Neil's Sewing Machine Repairs ph:  02 6847 1751
"NV" D-Zines  ph:  02 6847 1894
O'Connor Bros Electrical  ph:  02 6847 1178
Openway Christian Bookshop  ph:  02 6847 2862
Palm - View Engineering & Steel Supplies  ph:  02 6847 2464
Patrice Salon  ph:  02 6847 2149
Peacocke Solicitors  ph:  02 6847 2001
Tony Petch - Mobile Welding Service  ph:  02 6847 2142
Quality Book Keeping Services  ph:  02 6848 3548
Radiator Repairs  ph:  02 6847 1343
Rob and Nikki's Servo  ph:  02 6847 2270
Robert Norris  Plumber, Windmill repairs  ph:  02 6847 1762
Ron Brain Smash Repairs  ph:  02 6847 1033
Ryan & Rankmore  ph:  02 6847 2177
S - T
Seven Trees Antiques and Collectables ph:  02 6847 0947
Sheer Style Hair Design  ph:  02 6847 2768
Shell Gilgandra Truck Port  ph:  02 6847 2988
Shelly Mae Antique Collectables  ph:  02 6847 0444
Ross Spicer - Plumber  ph:  02 6847 2079
Donald Stokes - Mechanic  ph:  02 6848 8259
Target Country  ph:  02 6847 2791
Ted's Hopper  ph:  02 6847 0228
The Gift Barn  ph:  02 6848 5175
The Quilting Shop  ph:  02 6847 1271
The Top Shop  ph:  02 6847 1032
This 'n' That Gifts and Homewares  ph:  02 6847 0500
Tingles Massage & Beauty  ph:  02 6847 0676
Tooraweenah Community Technology Centre  ph:  02 6848 1154
Tooraweenah Trading Co  ph:  02 6848 1011
CRT store.
Australia Post Agency
Commonwealth Bank Agency.
Totally Wild Stained Glass Overlay  ph:  02 6847 2229
U - Z
UAMBI CDEP Aboriginal Corporation Services  ph:  02 6847 1022
United Gilgandra Service Station  ph:  02 6847 1117
Utopia Colours  Mob:  0427 427 027
P & L Vanderboon Roofing Contractors  ph:  02 6847 0795
Waghorn and Whalan  ph:  02 6847 0518
Walkers Cleaning Service  ph:  02 6848 8802
Walton's Plumbing and Maintenance  ph:  02 6847 1483
Warraview Boarding Kennels  ph:  02 6888 1102
Warrumbungle Community Broadcasting Association
- WAR FM  FM 98.9   ph:  02 6847 2989
Warwick Bacon Company  ph:  02 6847 1189
Westpac Bank (Christie and Hood)  ph:  13 20 32
Western Insulation Service  ph:  02 6847 2719
Western Plains Concrete Services  ph:  02 6847 0207
Whiteman's Mechanical Repairs  ph:  02 6847 0660
Windmill Crafts  ph:  02 6847 1163
World Travel Australia  ph:  02 6847 1419
Wykes Bros Mechanical services  ph:  02 6848 1182
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