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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Whitegum lookout

    Spectacular views of the volcanic landscape of Warrumbungle National Park await you at Whitegum lookout. Be sure to take a hamper or thermos flask with you, there are picnic tables where you can enjoy a picnic or cuppa while taking in the v…

  5. Pilliga National Park

    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, Pilliga Forest (or som…

  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. Coona Astro Ventures

    Coona Astro Ventures sessions is facilitated by a qualified, local, University of Southern Queensland astronomer. Shows are held in a central town location, no travel necessary. Family friendly show providing a hands-on telescope experience…

  8. Crystal Kingdom

    Crystal Kingdom is the home of one of the world's most unique mineral collections, the "Minerals of the Warrumbungles". See the world's rarest and most colourful Zeolite Crystals and learn about how the Coonabarabran area was once home …

  9. Sandstone Caves Walking Track

    Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravi…