Near the stunning wildernessof 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. Linger longer to discover colonial heritage and local produce.
Near the Pilliga Forest, Yarrie Lake is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. You’ll also enjoy yabbying, casting a line or taking a tour at Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater fish farm in NSW.
Sawn Rocks, Mount Kaputar National Park - Fiona Gray/DPE
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. Be sure to also drop into the cellar door at Black Snake Distillery, a small batch distillery creating ASp, the unique Australian Agave Spirit in the style of mezcal.
Farmer picking cotton on a farm in Moree, Country NSW
Narrabri is around 6.5-hour drive from both Sydney and Brisbane. You can also catch the train from Sydney, which takes around 7.5 hours. 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.
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