Gold mining made Gundagai both prosperous and a centre for bushranging, giving the town a romantic bush appeal that resulted in it becoming a byword for outback towns in Australia. A large number of outback stories, songs and poems reference Gundagai, including Jack O'Hagan's songs Where the Dog Sits on the Tuckerbox, Along the Road to Gundagai and When a Boy from Alabama Meets a Girl from Gundagai, as well as Banjo Patterson's The Road to Gundagai and the traditional ballad Flash Jack from Gundagai. The town is also mentioned in Henry Lawson's tale Scots of the Riverina and C.J. Dennis' The Traveller.
Gundagai today is an ideal stopping point on the trip on the Hume between Sydney and Melbourne, having a range of accommodation, good services, and a few points of interest to see before moving on. The township is located close to the freeway, and doesn't required that much of a diversion.
Gundagai is located on the Hume Highway, the major route between Sydney and Melbourne, around 4 1/2 hours drive south of Sydney.
A bus service connects with the train services to Cootamundra, twice a day.
Gundagai has no taxi service. There is no public transport. The main town shopping strip has ample parking, as does just about everywhere else you might want to go.
A souvenir of a dog sitting on a tucker box.
Gundagai Bakery is in the main shopping strip. Country bakery, HISTORIC GUNGAGAI BAKERY
Hours: Open Weekdays 8am-4pm; Sat 8am-2pm Payment Accepted: Cash Salad Bar: Made to order sandwiches, rolls and salads made on our huge hitop sandwich breads. Products: Fresh Baked:- Bread,Fancy Breads, Rolls,Cakes&Slices,Sweet Rolls,Yummy Pies, Sausage Rolls., Pasties, Caf'e Bar: Coffex Coffee & Billy Tea Description: Historic Gundagai Bakery oldest operating bakery in Australai.Prop:-Mitchell, Clive & Ann-Maree Dosser. All the flavour and freshness of country baked. Eat in or takaway fresh light meals and coffee Email: DOSSER2@BIGPOND.COM.AU
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