Coonabarabran, Baradine, Warrumbungle National Park Drive

Looking for a country drive that takes in spectacular landscapes, historic towns, birdwatching, walking and more? Look no further than Coonabarabran-Baradine-Warrumbungle National Park drive, a 130 kilometre trip where you can choose your own pace.

Setting out from Coonabarabran, known as the ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’ and also as ‘Coona’ the first stop is Baradine. Here, a visit to the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is a must, then find out more about the Aboriginal history of the area at the Baradine Local Land Council Building. There are lots of Aboriginal artefacts, like emu callers, rain sticks, clapsticks, and didgeridoos to name a few. A meal at the historic Tattersalls Hotel might be on the cards, and afterwards you could take a detour to the award winning Sculptures in the Scrub walking track in the Pilliga Forest.

Last stop on the driving tour is Warrumbungle National Park, where your adventure has really just begun. Make sure you check out the Siding Spring Observatory.

Nearby events

  1. Bunny Bazaar

    Saturday 31 March 2018 , Coonabarabran

    Held every year on Easter Saturday, the Bunny Bazaar is a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The main street is closed to traffic from 8am to 1pm and locals and visitors alike can meander the street, enjoying the many st…

    31 Mar
  2. Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft

    Saturday 09 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Coonamble

    Held over the June Long Weekend every year and running for over 60 years, the Coonamble Rodeo &and Campdraft is the largest event held in Coonamble and is the largest combined Rodeo/Campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere. Around 1000 cowbo…

    09 Jun - 10 Jun
  3. Tour de Warrumbungles Weekend of Cycling

    Saturday 25 August 2018 , Coonabarabran

    *** Postponed 2017- Future dates to be confirmed at a later date *** Join the locals for a full weekend of cycling, fun and friendship. Start on Saturday with a 30 kilometre coffee ride and then the fast and furious time trial at 2pm that…

    25 Aug