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.

  • Tamworth district
  • Mt Kaputar National Park

About Barraba

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.

Stay in town or choose accommodation in the wider Tamworth area, where you'll find plenty of things to do.

Fly into Tamworth Airport

Tamworth Airport is 10km from Tamworth’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip east. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

QantasLink and Virgin Australia operates direct flights daily to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Tamworth.