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.
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Getting To Gilgandra
|Car||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.|
|Air||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.|
|Train||The XPT has a daily route between Dubbo and Sydney, the Countrylink Coach links Gilgandra passengers to this service.|
|Coach||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.|