Narrabri boasts a stunning mix of pristine wilderness and cutting-edge astronomy in the North West Slopes of Australia. It’s also an agricultural enclave of cotton, olives, honey, wheat and wine, with outdoor adventures awaiting nearby.
Things to do in Narrabri
Discover the universe at CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri. At the impressive observatory, you’ll find astronomy exhibits, space-themed films and six dish antennas positioned on a railway track.
At Mount Kaputar National Park, about 50 kilometres away, you can spend the day cycling, horseback riding, birdwatching and bushwalking. Extinct Nandewar volcanoes rise majestically above walking tracks, such as Sawn Rocks, named for its renowned “organ piping” rock formation. Climb to Mount Kaputar summit for 360-degree views of the entire region.
Families love exploring Wagun Picnic Area and discovering the culture of the native Gamilaraay people. After a relaxing picnic, take the little ones to see animal sculptures on the Culture Sculpture trail. With some extra time, hike through the cypress ironbark forest along Biruu Gaba lookout trail, with some of the best birdwatching around.
Recuperate with a soak in the free Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths, then drive back to Narrabri for an evening of music, films or plays at Crossing Theatre. You can also visit Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum or pick up handmade treasures at Narrabri Craft Shop.
Getting around Narrabri
A car is the best way to get around Narrabri, with rentals available from Moree Airport or Sydney, about six hours away. Taxis, local buses and trains offer alternative transportation.