Near the spectacular wilderness of Mount Kaputar and the beautiful Namoi Valley, historic Narrabri is a great base for outdoor adventure. From canoeing and camping to exploring volcanic formations, this region is spectacular.
The magnificent Mount Kaputar National Park is a short drive east of Narrabri, and a perfect spot for camping, cycling, horse riding and birdwatching. The Sawn Rocks walking track is a reminder of Mount Kaputar’s volcanic past.
The panorama from the Mount Kaputar Summit lookout is breathtaking. This easily accessible spot also has picnic tables. You’ll also enjoy yabbying, casting a line or taking a tour at Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater fish farm in NSW.
Shows and stargazing
You’ll find more wonderful things to do in and around Narrabri, from watching a movie at the Crossing Theatre to enjoying some family fun at the Narrabri Show and Wee Waa Show. Learn about the town’s colonial history at the Narrabri Old Gaol Heritage Museum.
The CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array is a short drive west, where 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 exhibits and films.
An agricultural heartland, the region produces fine wheat and juicy beef. You can buy local produce such as olives, wine, honey and pasta made from quality durum wheat that's locally grown from the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre.
Enjoy delicious local produce with a meal at The Outback Shack. This bar and grill experience is also made memorable by the local memorabilia adorning the Shack setting, and a mural depicting the Narrabri of yesteryear.
Getting there and where to stay
Narrabri is around 6hr 30min drive from both Sydney and Brisbane. You can also catch the train from Sydney, which takes around 7hr 30min. Link Airways operates from Narrabri to Brisbane three days a week and Narrabri to Sydney three days a week. Other airlines fly into Moree Airport and you can rent a car for the one-hour drive north. Accommodation options include campgrounds, caravan parks, B&Bs and hotels.