Nature around Narrabri
Explore Pilliga Forest to see salt caves, native flora and fauna, and bore baths, or enjoy camping and bushwalking in Mt Kaputar National Park. Mt Kaputar's summit offers magnificent panoramic views, and there's excellent cabin accommodation within the park.
Situated in the heart of the Namoi Valley in north-west Country NSW, Narrabri is a vibrant centre known for cotton, beef and wheat production. You can buy Narrabri's local produce, such as olives, wine, honey and pasta (made from quality durum wheat that's locally grown), from the local Visitor Information Centre. Learn about radio astronomy at the CSIRO Australia Telescope and head to Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater aquaculture farm in NSW.
Narrabri and the surrounding towns in the Moree and Narrabri area offer some unique attractions for nature enthusiasts, including the spectacular Mt Kaputar National Park, formed around the extinct Nandewar volcano, which rises dramatically out of the black soil plains. Highlights of the park include the easy walk to Mt Kaputar summit lookout, Sawn Rocks and Waa Gorge.
Nearby Pilliga Forest is a vast wilderness with 2,000 km of walking tracks and several hot artesian bore baths in which to soak. If you enjoy bushwalking, camping, birdwatching and enjoying natural serenity, don't miss the Pilliga. Yarrie Lake and Narrabri Lake are also popular for water sports like windsurfing, swimming and canoeing, and are havens for local and migratory birds.