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.
Friday 24 April to Sunday 26 April 2015
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Fly into Moree Airport
Moree Airport is located 5 km from Moree’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
QantasLink operates two daily direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Moree.
Farmer walking through wheat field in Narrabri. Image Paul Foley
Narrabri Cotton. Image Julie Laired
Views over Mount Kaputar National Park. Image Paul Foley
Australia Telescope Compact Array at the Paul Wild observatory in Narrabri, New England North West. Image Paul Foley
Sawn Rocks at Mount Kaputar National Park. Image Mike Newling, Tourism NSW
Friends at a lookout at Mount Kaputar National Park. Image Paul Foley