Guyra, NSW



Guyra Attractions

Antique Machinery Museum

The museum building is the original railway station, which was converted when the trains ceased operating. On show is a quantity of machinery of different make and models from a bygone era of horse and tractor drawn implements plus chaff cutters, water pumps, steel and rubber tyred tractors, sheep shearing plants and much more. It is just a reminder of how hard our agricultural pioneers worked and what they had to endure. For enquiries and inspections contact the Guyra Information Centre

Turn west off the New England Highway, 1 kilometre south of the Inverell turnoff and 2 kilometres north of Black Mountain turnoff, opposite Starr Street. There is a sign to the 'Mother of Ducks Lagoon Wildlife Refuge' from the south at the turnoff. Cross over the railway line then turn left onto Lagoon Road. Immediately turn left into the car parking area. The old railway station is adjacent to the car park.

Federation Viewing Platform

This platform is in Federation Park which is at the southern entrance to Guyra on the corner of Starr Street.

From the north, turn left off the New England Highway, 1 kilometre south of the Inverell turnoff onto Starr Street. There is sign on the highway, 300 metres before turning into Starr Street. Follow this street around to the right where it becomes Sandon Road then take the 1st right opposite Clark Street. You will see the viewing platform directly ahead.

From the south, turn right off the New England Highway, 2 kilometres north of Black Mountain turnoff, opposite the 'Mother of Ducks Lagoon Wildlife Refuge' sign, onto Starr Street. Follow this street around to the right where it becomes Sandon Road then take the 1st right opposite Clark Street. You will see the viewing platform directly ahead.

Historical Museum

Guyra and District Historical Museum has a varied and comprehensive collection of artefacts and historical material relating to the Guyra district. These items are beautifully displayed in the old Shire Council buildings at the southern end of Bradley Street, opposite Apex Park and next door to the Bowling Club. The museum is open by appointment. Phone the Information Centre on (02) 6779 1876 for more details.

Turn west off the New England Highway, 1 kilometre south of the Inverell turnoff and 2 kilometres north of Black Mountain turnoff, opposite Starr Street. There is a sign to the 'Mother of Ducks Lagoon Wildlife Refuge,' at the turnoff as you enter Guyra from the south. Cross over the railway line then turn right onto Bradley Street. The museum is 400 metres on the left just passed the Bowling Club.

Mother of Ducks Wetland Reserve

The reserve is a rare breeding place for several freshwater wetland bird species and a resting place for numerous migratory birds. Find a spot on the observation platform on the lagoon’s eastern edge to be treated to scenic views of this rare montane wetland. Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve is also a lovely spot for enjoying a picnic by the water.

Turn west off the New England Highway at Guyra onto Tingha Road (signposted to Inverell. Take the 1st left onto Bradley Street, travel 950 metres through the township of Guyra, then turn right onto McKie Drive. Follow this road for 300 metres to the lagoon and parking area.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Mother-of-Ducks-Lagoon-Nature-Reserve

The Big Lamb

The monument of the Big Lamb is beside the New England Highway in Rotary Park, opposite the Guyra Information Centre. It was erected in 1988 by the town and district to promote the lamb and potato industries in New England. If you look closely you will see that the lamb is sitting on top of a potato plant.

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016