Gilgandra is established on the banks of the Castlereagh River. The Aboriginal name means “long water hole”. It is the southern gateway to the spectacular Warrumbungle Mountains, which are in the Shire.
Within New South Wales Gilgandra is located in the Central West at the junctions of the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh Highways.
Gilgandra is the halfway point between Melbourne and Brisbane, with Sydney approximately 5 hours to the East.
Getting To Gilgandra
Gilgandra is serviced by three highways and is easily accessible by road. If you require information regarding the best possible route, please contact the Gilgandra Visitors Centre on (02) 6817 8700.
A Countrylink Coach travels to and from Gilgandra daily, the coach enables passengers to travel to and from Dubbo and also Lightning Ridge, Walgett and Coonamble.
Gilgandra is located just 45 minutes north of Dubbo where regular daily flights travel to and from Sydney. Gilgandra has an aerodrome capable of landing the 55 tonne Hercules air craft. The aerodrome is perfect for charter flights.
The XPT has a daily route between Dubbo and Sydney, the Countrylink Coach links Gilgandra passengers to this service.
Gilgandra Bowling Club
While staying at the Silver Oaks Motel venture next door to the Gilgandra Bowling Club and join in a game of bowls or indoor activities such as darts, keno or bingo.
Enjoy a meal at the bistro, which is open 7 nights a week and offers great meals and great value for money.
The club regularly has entertainment and plenty of friendly locals to meet and have a drink with. The club prides itself on being family friendly.
Phone: (02) 6847 2105