Nature in Barraba
Barraba is a birdwatcher's paradise. Spot the rare Regent Honeyeater on one of the region's 14 bird routes, which have fine tree cover and good public access. There are plenty of great spots for bushwalking, such as through remnant rainforest in Mount Kaputar National Park.
Barraba is situated on the Manilla River and offers an array of fantastic fishing, water sport locations and recreational reserves. This Country NSW town is the gateway to the Gwydir region in the heart of the Nandewar Ranges. Bushwalk or 4WD along the Barraba Track to the summit of spectacular Mount Kaputar, passing through subalpine rainforest and majestic mountain scenery to arrive at the plateau of an extinct volcano.
Discover Horton Falls, where the Horton River drops 83 m into a deep gorge. Experience the scenery and picnic spots or bravely descend the steep winding trail into the gorge. Barraba is famous for its birdwatching, with 14 recognised bird routes and more than 190 species of birds, including the endangered Regent Honeyeater.
The town is part of the Fossicker's Way touring route and is rich in garnets, zeolite, quartz, fossilised wood, jasper and other treasures. Don't miss the annual Frost Over Barraba festival, an exciting arts event on the town's calendar. Plan ahead to catch other great events, such as the Barraba Show every March and the Barraba International Festival in November.