Discover something different and head inland to the Gwydir Shire. It’s a region rich in history and culture, and radiant in natural Australian beauty.

When you’re passing through, pull up and stay a while because the Gwydir Shire is packed with hidden gems that will make you glad you did.


About the Gwydir

The Gwydir Shire is a family-friendly destination providing visitors of all ages and interests with plenty of alternatives. Trail biking, hiking, white water rafting, horse riding or simply lazing on a riverbank with – or without – a fishing line are all on offer. There are plenty of affordable places to stay, and camping sites, both primitive and fully serviced are available. Every town and village hosts events throughout the year; agricultural shows, race meetings, rodeos, tractor pulls, bike rallies and lots more!

If you are planning an overnight or extended visit, there are plenty of affordable accommodation options, from boutique Airbnb stays, to camping sites, both primitive and fully serviced.

From the rugged heights of the Nandewar Range to the agricultural ‘Golden Triangle’ on the great black soil plains south of the McIntyre River, the shire boasts an extraordinary diversity of geology and habitat. As a major pioneer route from the 1830s, it provides unique insights into Australian history, including the tragedy of the Myall Creek Massacre.

Warialda and Bingara are friendly country towns providing services for visitors including comfortable accommodation, caravan parks, groceries, medical services, museums and fun shops selling homewares, fashion, crafts and collectibles. Golf courses, special flora sites, Cranky Rock, the Roxy Theatre and the Gwydir River all contribute to a unique experience.

Visiting the Gwydir Shire provides more than just a holiday, it is an opportunity to recharge, reconnect and appreciate the beauty and splendour of regional Australia and the simple pleasures of life.


Safe and friendly, Bingara has clean air, clear skies and a great climate. Surrounded by hills, the town rests in a natural amphitheatre. The spectacular Gwydir River is the life blood of the town and its beauty is indeed priceless.

Bingara offers a perfect balance of peace and tranquillity while boasting an energetic and vibrant community. There’s always something happening in Bingara, how much you choose to do is up to you, take life by the reins and explore all this hidden gem has to offer, or sit back and just go with the flow.


Warialda is an idyllic country town with some fine late nineteenth century architecture and is a thriving agricultural hub for neighbouring towns and villages. Surrounded by state forest and national park, majestic stands of Angophora can be seen within walking distance of the town centre and an excellent public pool allows you to cool off at the end of the day. It is a mecca for bird watchers and naturalists. Warialda Creek, also known as Reedy Creek, flows through the town and is a great spot for checking out small birds or having a quiet walk.