Guyra is a vibrant community centred amidst wild and wonderful natural attractions with a friendly, village atmosphere.
A town of 2,200 people and a Shire population of around 4,800, Guyra is located in the heart of the New England Tablelands midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway. At 1,330 metres above sea level, Guyra is the highest town on the Tablelands and only a two hour drive to the coast at Coffs Harbour.
The Guyra District is unique because it is situated on the uppermost plateau of the Great Dividing Range in northern New South Wales; from which land falls away to both east and west.
As a point of interest, all rivers east of the Great Northern Railway Line, which run through Guyra, flow towards the Pacific Ocean and all rivers west of the line flow westwards to converge ultimately in the Murray River at Wentworth on their long journey to the Great Southern Ocean.
In the Guyra District you will find a diverse blend of recreational activities and facilities from trout fishing, farm stays, bird watching, fossicking, bush walking, national parks, waterfalls and scenic picnic areas. For the history buff, there is the local museum in the main street and the antique machinery museum at the railway station. Along with the Guyra railway station, there are two other historic, preserved railway stations at Black Mountain and Ben Lomond.
To stay awhile, you have a choice of accommodation from motels and caravan park, to farm stays, bed and breakfasts, and boutique country accommodation associated with trout fishing.