Nature around Coonamble
Coonamble is a delightful country town, the gateway to the wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes and the rugged scenery of Warrumbungle National Park. Nearby are opal fields to the north, and the Pilliga State Forest, with its stands of eucalypts.
Coonamble is a historic country town, home to the largest combined rodeo and camp draft in the southern hemisphere. It is located 160 km north of Dubbo, between Warrumbungle National Park and the Macquarie Marshes. In the town's main street, you'll find examples of art deco architecture as well as walls adorned with portraits of local identities.
Coonamble is a great base from which to explore the natural attractions nearby. Search for birds in the lush wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes and make sure you spend some time exploring the forested ridges, barren spires and deep gorges of Warrumbungle National Park, a 45-minute drive east of town.
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Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft. Image Eagle Photography
Grand High Tops at Warrumbungles National Park. Image Susan Wright
Castlereagh river in Coonamble. Image Gecko Photographics