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  1. Dunedoo Historical Museum

    The Dunedoo Historical Museum houses a fascinating collection of local objects covering mining history, military history and household supplies. The collection is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane! The Museum also offers local …

  2. Belougery Split Rock Walking Track

    One for experienced bushwalkers and the older kids, Belougery Split Rock walking track is a moderate challenge with a big reward at the end. Climbing up and around one of Warrumbungle National Park’s most distinctive peaks, an ancient lava …

  3. Pilliga Forest

    Pronounced pilly-gah, Pilliga Forest is an iconic Australian landscape offering rugged beauty on a grand scale. Explore the trail network by car or on foot, take a guided tour and camp out. One of the iconic landscapes of inland Australia…

  4. Siding Spring Observatory

    Siding Spring Observatory is Australia's premier optical astronomical research facility. Located 27 kilometres west of Coonabarabran on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park, it is home of Australia's largest optical telescopes, includ…

  5. Milroy Observatory

    Milroy Observatory is home to the largest telescope in Australia that is available for public viewing. Learn about the history of this amazing 40 inch telescope as well as gazing through the telescope into the dark skies. Milroy is locate…

  6. Pilliga Pottery

    Pilliga Pottery makes unique earthenware items from local clays. Artist Julie engraves beautiful designs taken from nature and mythology onto the hand thrown items that Johannes creates. You can drop in and see them at work seven days a we…

  7. King Togees Grave

    If you have a keen interest in Aboriginal history, the grave of King Togee is to be found 29 kilometres west of Coolah on the left-hand side of the Neilrex Road, just past the 'Langdon' homestead. There is a weather-worn sandstone headsto…

  8. Nickname Hall of Fame

    The Nickname is a mystifying tradition and a national phenomenon. Nowhere are nicknames thicker on the ground that across Australia's remote rural regions and Coonamble is the capital. You have entered a realm where the 'real' names of most…

  9. Woodpecker Gun

    The Woodpecker Gun is a War Memorial to those who served in the Second World War. The Japanese Machine Gun, which is at the front of the Memorial Swimming Pool, adjacent to the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, was captured on Augus…

  10. Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

    Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is an architecturally designed, environmentally sustainable, multipurpose facility featuring the latest in interactive displays and technology. Managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and adja…

  11. Macquarie Marshes Nature Reserve

    The Macquarie Marshes are one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia and are of international importance. The nature reserve samples all the habitat types present in the Marshes and is a major wat…

  12. Peppermint Tree Cottage Crafts

    Peppermint Tree Cottage Crafts is nestled in the main street of Binnaway. Take time to explore this charming craft shop and book exchange. Here you will find an interesting range of homemade local arts and crafts including hand knitted jump…

  13. Black Stump Rest Area

    Coolah is one of several towns to claim bragging rights as the home of the legendary Black Stump. It was here that the colloquial saying ‘Beyond the Black Stump’, meaning ‘beyond the limits of civilisation,’ is said to have originated. Su…

  14. Canyon Picnic Area

    Canyon picnic area is a great spot for a family picnic or barbecue, and you can either lay out your picnic blanket and relax on the grass, or take advantage of one of the picnic tables. The picnic area is accessible to everyone, including c…