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. Coonabarabran Agricultural Show

    Friday 08 March 2019 to Saturday 09 March 2019 , Coonabarabran

    Features of this year's Coonabarabran Agricultural Show include workshops, dog shows, rodeo, an art exhibition, Wood Chop Competition, the Team Penning Competition, fireworks display, animal nursery, plus an amazing array of other exhibits…

    08 Mar - 09 Mar
  2. Bunny Bazaar

    Saturday 20 April 2019 , 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…

    20 Apr
  3. Articulate Festival

    Friday 21 June 2019 to Saturday 22 June 2019 , Coonabarabran

    Articulate Festival is an inclusive celebration of the arts and culture of Coonabarabran and surrounds. Held on Winter Solstice, it includes a street parade, live entertainment, and art exhibition and competition, artisans at work,…

    21 Jun - 22 Jun