Narrabri

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. Namoi Carp Muster

    Saturday 09 March 2019 , Narrabri

    The Namoi Carp Muster, hosted by the Narrabri Amateur Fishing Club and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), provides an opportunity for the general public to catch a carp, win a prize, and learn about the importance of protecting…

    09 Mar
  2. Boggabri Drovers Campfire

    Wednesday 24 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , 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…

    24 Apr - 28 Apr
  3. Narrabri Show

    Friday 03 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Narrabri

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

    03 May - 05 May