National parks around Coonabarabran
Coonabarabran is the closest town to the craggy peaks and spires of the Warrumbungle Ranges. Warrumbungle National Park is popular for bushwalking, camping and encountering wildlife.
About Warrumbungle Area
The ancient trachyte spires of Warrumbungle National Park are testaments to the violent volcanic activity that occurred in the area â and created sensational bushwalks. This is one of the few places where you can find rainforest in such arid surroundings. This area of Country NSW is also a popular destination for adventure activities and tours.
Coolah Tops National Park is home to Australia's largest gliding possum â the greater glider â 300-year-old grass trees and the largest snow gums ever recorded in Australia. Coolah also has some outstanding picnic areas, such as Cunningham's Campsite and Pandora's Pass and Black Stump Rest Area.
To the east, Coonabarabran, with its dark and clear starry skies, is known as the astronomy capital of Australia. The country's largest observatory, Siding Spring, is located nearby. Make a detour to a classic country pub in Coonamble or Dunedoo. Accommodation in the area is plentiful, and as varied as the landscape.
Friday 22 May to Sunday 24 May 2015
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Main Street in Coolah. Image Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Coolah Tops National Park. Image Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Norfolk Falls. Image David Kirkland for Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Siding Springs Observatory near Coonabarabran
The Breadknife formation at Warrumbungle National Park. Image Susan Wright
Kangaroos at Warrumbungle National Park. Image Hamilton Lund
Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft. Image Eagle Photography
Grand High Tops at Warrumbungles National Park. Image Susan Wright
Castlereagh river in Coonamble. Image Gecko Photographics
Talbragar Country Antiques in Dunedoo. Image Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Dunedoo Hotel. Image Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
Main street in Dunedoo. Image Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
- Coolah Coolah is home to the âblack stump' and Coolah Tops National Park, with its waterfalls, eucalypts and scenic
- Coonabarabran Go camping in Coonabarabran, home to Warrumbungle National Park and the Siding Spring Observatory.
- Coonamble Coonamble is a delightful country town, the gateway to the wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes and the rugged
- Dunedoo Dunedoo is a pretty town near the Talbragar River, a perfect stopover en route to Dubbo, Mudgee or the Warru