From the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman, to the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox, the Cootamundra and Gundagai region is steeped in Australian history.
In Cootamundra, stop by the Heritage Centre, located in the former railway barracks and station built in 1927."The Don’s" birthplace has been lovingly restored and filled with memorabilia, while the Captains Walk in Jubilee Park features bust sculptures of Australia Test cricket captains.
Gundagai is set against the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, with the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox eight kilometers km north of the RV-friendly town. The Old Gundagai Gaol is a must-see and features an audio tour.
You can get more local history at the Gundagai Museum and Heritage Railway Museum. Be sure to visit Captain Moonlite’s resting place and see the sculpture honouring Wiradjuri flood heroes Yarri and Jacky Jacky. There is also Rusconis Marble Masterpiece at the Visitor Information Centre that’s worth a look.
And, for a truly unique accommodation experiences, why not stay a night at either the luxury eco-huts at Kimo Estate perched high on top of the hills surrounding Gundagai, the huts offer stunning views day and night or the glamping safari tents available at Hillview Farmstay for a truly authentic farm experience.
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