Gliding capital of Australia

With ideal conditions for gliders, Narromine is Australia’s gliding capital. Sailplanes soar silently above the Great Western Plains on some of the world’s best thermals. At the aerodrome explore the Narromine Aviation Museum, where you’ll find vintage aircraft.

  • The National Ultra Light Fly-In, Narromine
  • Greenbah campground, Goobang National Park

About Narromine

The skies above Narromine are perfect for gliding and attract glider pilots from around the world. At the Narromine Aerodrome you can experience the thrill of flying in a sailplane with an introductory flight or take lessons. Ultralight and aeroplane flights are available, too.

Just 35 minutes’ drive west of Dubbo, this charming rural town in the Great Western Plains region is rich with aviation history. Discover vintage aircraft and other aeronautical memorabilia at the Narromine Aviation Museum, which has the only flying replica of the 1907 Wright Flyer Model A.

Naromine Aerodrome

The museum is at the aerodrome, home to Australia’s first regional flying club. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in Narromine, which is the birthplace of cricketing great Glenn McGrath. The former Australian Test fast bowler is honoured with a life-size bronze statue in Tom Perry Park.

Horseracing and picnics are part of country life. The annual Mungery Picnic Races, southwest of Narromine by the Bogan River, combines the two with a delightful day out. A short drive west of Narromine is Trangie, a small town by the Macquarie River with enchanting federation country pubs.

Cycling, Narromine

South of Narromine is the village of Tomingley, which has a long history of gold mining and the Cross Roads pub. It’s also the gateway to spectacular Caloma lookout in the Goobang National Park. There are camping sites in the park, home to wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and colourful birdlife.

Flying into Dubbo City Regional Airport

Dubbo Airport is located 5 km from Dubbo’s town centre on the Mitchell Highway. Use the taxi services available at the front of the terminal to take the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Choose from more than 180 weekly scheduled flights to and from Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Broken Hill and Cobar with Regional Express, Qantas, FlyPelican and Jetgo Australia. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Dubbo.


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