In the heart of the beautiful Namoi Valley in northwest NSW, Narrabri is home to world-leading astronomy, spectacular wilderness and outdoor adventure, including bushwalking, canoeing and camping. You can try yabbying too at Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater fish farm in NSW.

The CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array is a short drive west of this charming town. Six dish antennas, on a railway track, work like one huge antenna and explore deep into the Universe. Entry to the observatory is free and there are fascinating exhibits, including films on space and astronomy.

Telescope - Paul Wild observatory - Narrabri

In magnificent Mount Kaputar National Park extinct Nandewar volcanoes rise out of the rich fertile plains. The park is a short drive east of Narrabri and bushwalkers will be thrilled with the tracks such as Sawn Rocks. This easy trail threads to an extraordinary cliff face shaped like giant organ pipes.

The panorama from Mount Kaputar summit lookout is breathtaking. You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see in and around Narrabri, from the Crossing Theatre and Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum to the Narrabri Show and Wee Waa Show in Wee Waa, northwest of Narrabri.

Mt Kaputar National Park, New England North West

At the heart of this region is agriculture, producing fine wheat and cotton, prime lamb and juicy beef, and other moreish delights. You can buy local produce, such as olives, wine, honey and pasta (made from quality durum wheat that's locally grown), from the local Visitor Information Centre.

Accommodation options include campgrounds, caravan parks, B&Bs, guesthouses, classic country pubs and motels. In the North West Slopes, Narrabri is a little over six hours’ drive from Sydney and Brisbane. A daily train service operates from Sydney or you can fly to Moree Airport and rent a car.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Narrabri Picnic Races

    Saturday 24 March 2018 , Narrabri

    The Narrabri Picnic Races is the Narrabri Jockeys Club Annual meet. Come along and enjoy a great day of country racing at its best at the Annual Narrabri Picnic Races at the Narrabri Racecourse. Enjoy Fashions on the Field, and canteen and…

    24 Mar
  2. Boggabri Drovers Campfire

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Narrabri

    If you own a caravan, motorhome, camper, four-wheel drive, ute, tent or swag, come along to a fabulous fun filled weekend with lots of terrific activities for the whole family. Events at the Boggabri Drovers Campfire Weekend include big c…

    27 Apr - 29 Apr
  3. Narrabri Show

    Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Narrabri

    Narrabri Show features horse events, wood chopping, cooking, photography, crafts, sideshows, fireworks, trotting, showjumping, harness and draught horse events, barbecue and the Young Farmers Challenge. The Ladies Auxiliary run a kitchen to…

    04 May - 06 May
  4. Wee Waa Show

    Friday 18 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Narrabri

    Wee Waa's Annual Show is renowned for featuring some of New South Wales finest sheep and cattle. It is also famous for the wonderful exhibits of handiwork in the pavilion. There is the Wee Waa Showgirl announcement, fireworks, and many o…

    18 May - 20 May
  5. Eulah Creek Antique and Machinery Day

    Sunday 05 August 2018 , Narrabri

    The Antiques and Machinery and Family Fun Day is held at Beulah Park (Eulah Creek) Hall. It is the perfect family day out with working heavy horse demonstrations, vintage working machinery, small motors (and big ones too), tractors, vintag…

    05 Aug
  6. The Landmark Killarney Bike Classic

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Narrabri

    The Killarney Bike Classic aims to raise funds for local Cancer charities and as a way to remember a local farmer and grazier, Mark Lampe who rode from Killarney Gap to Sawn Rocks with a group of friends for an Easter get together with t…

    16 Sep