Narrabri Travel Guide

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Narrabri Things to Do

  • Stop for Coffee

    Northern N.S.W. AustraliaWell we found a place with some umbrella shaded tables on the footpath where we could rest a while, read the paper , and watch the traffic passing through.So I think we had something to eat but it wasn't memorable....the coffee was OK. We met another couple and he was enjoying a pie.I do not know what else to say about the...

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  • SPORTING WALL OF FAME

    Hot off the press is this tip, as the Sporting Wall of Fame columns with the names of all the athletes that have come from Narrabri, was still being built.What a great idea to have this honour roll of Sporting Champions that have been born and bred here, or have lived some of their lives in Narrabri.The website gives the list of those honoured.We...

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  • WESTPAC BANK

    I thought this was one of the nicest buildings in the main street.Quite old, this building was damaged by fire in 1917. In 1918, it was rebuilt, and today it has been lovingly renovated and painted, making it a delight to the eye.

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  • THE STRAND THEATRE

    The Strand Theatre ia no longer is in use.The 1st "Strand" was destroyed by fire in 1915, which meant a new Theatre had to be built, this opened in 1921.Now, close your eyes and think of sitting in deck chairs on a warm summer's night, enjoying the pictures. This is how it was in the years between 1937 & 1939, when the outdoor Theatre was opened....

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  • TOWN CLOCK TOWER

    Just a few steps away from Collins Park, actually infront of Hogan Oval, is the town Clock Tower.Not a big Tower, but one of significance, as it doubles as a soldiers memorial. The names of the Soldiers who lost their lives during the 1914- 1918 war, are located here.

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  • COLLINS PARK

    As we follow the Newell Highway through Narrabri, we usually stop at the large car-park near Collins Park and the Tourist Information Centre.Collins Park is a sports ground, and if you look at the size of the Palms in my photo, you will realize it has been here for quite a while. It was named after the inaugral Mayor of Narrabri, "Mr. Charles...

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  • The Governor

    "This return track begins at The Governor carpark and takes you to the peak of a large volcanic plug. The first section of this walk (The Governor Lookout Walk) is an easy stroll along a sealed path to The Governor lookout, which provides views of the The Governor as well as the surrounding rugged wilderness and rural setting of Bullawa Creek. The...

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  • NARRABRI - N/WEST NEW SOUTH WALES

    Pronounced, na-ra-bry, which means "forked water,' this Town is located on the Newell Highway, amidst some of the "World's highest quality cotton, also is a Wheat, Lamb and Beef growing area.It is hot in summer, with average min 20 deg and Max 39. Winter is Min 0 deg and Max 20 deg.Narrabri has an excellent Information centre.If you want to see...

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  • BIRD WATCHING @ SAWN ROCKS

    If you are interested in Bird Watching, then you may wish to spend a little more time here.Birds are hard to photo, the little ones move so quickly.I saw a White Throated Tree - creeper, then a bright yellow little bird, and a spotted Bird which I think was a Pardalote., I don't know the names of the others I saw.Walking along the track, you can...

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  • MOUNT YULLUDUNIA

    Mount Yulludunia at 1163 metres is another spectacular volcanic outcrop. You can not miss seeing this Mountain, as the views of it are great as you are driving up and down the road to Mt. Kaputar.You can do a walk to it from Green Camp. You will need to be fit, as its uphill all the way, with plenty of rock clambering, only 4ks, but not so easy. It...

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  • Picnic at Sawn Rocks.

    What a nice area this was for a picnic. There is plenty of parking room, Toilets, a Rainwater tank, and Picnic tables with views to kill for!Some wildflowers were out in bloom and the Wattle was just about to flower. The walk to Sawn Rocks was an easy one, and there was so much birdlife in the bush, plenty to keep you busy for awhile.After doing my...

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  • SAWN ROCKS

    "This was another WOW!......INCREDIBLE!"Whilst travelling along tourist drive 3 to Bingara, we saw the Brown tourist sign to Sawn Rocks, so in we drove for a look. After parking the car, I headed off along the paved path to see them. First sight of the Rocks rising above Bobbiwaa Creek brought a gasp, these were impressive!What I was looking at,...

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  • SAWN ROCKS *2*

    When I walked to Sawn Rocks, I had a look at them from the viewing point. The track went further on, so I followed it down some steps to the creek. From here, you can gaze upwards at this amazing feature. I wandered in and around the creek, only a few pools of water about, it wasn't running. In this area, are large pieces that have falled off the...

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  • TOURIST DRIVE 3 TO BINGARA

    This is a really lovely scenic drive that we did.Just outside of Narrabri, on the Moree side, is the Brown tourist sign - Route 3, that goes to Bingara. At the start, it was flat country, a few paddocks of Cotton hadn't been harvested, but the rest had, it looked so nice. The road took us past "Sawn Rocks" and a "Glacial Area," up and over the...

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  • CSIRO AUSTRALIA TELESCOPE

    Have you seen the movie "THE DISH?" Well, here at Narrabri are "six dishes!"These are the most advanced radio telescopes in the southern Hemisphere.The Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), at the Narrabri Observatory, is an array of six 22-m antennas used for radio astronomy. It is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility.We...

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  • NARRABRI HISTORIC WALK

    Narrabri has a historic town walk brochure, so pick it up from the information centre. I didn't follow the walk, but did walk the length of Maitland street where lots of the historic buildings are located.I do wish I had the map, as then I would have known what I was looking at.

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  • MOUNT NINGADHUN

    Mount Ningadhun at 1,373 metres high is a prominent volcanic plug that caught my eye as we were travelling along the road to Mt. Kaputar. It is part of the remnants of the Nandewar extinct volcano that ceased activity about 17 million years ago after 4 million years of activity.You can walk to it from Green Camp, but it is an 8km trek taking 8...

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  • EUGLAH ROCK LOOKOUT

    This is another lookout in the Mt. Kaputar national park. We drove into the Bark Hut Camping area, parked the car here, as this is where the walk began.Euglah Rock, is a giant dyke formed by volacanic activity 17 -18 million years ago. Erosion of the less resistant rock has left Euglah Rock standing.It is a short, easy walk of about 1km return. At...

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  • Check out the Flora

    In the Mount Kaputar National Park, the Gum Trees higher up, are nice and white, they are called Snow Gums. You will see Grass Trees, and in the area of Governors Lookout, the ground had two different types of Mosses growing, one area was particularly pretty with the moss growing over and around the granite boulders. It is pretty damp around here,...

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  • LOOKOUT FOR WILDLIFE - THE WALLAROO

    As in any National parks, if you are interested in seeing wildlife & birdlife, walk quietly, keep your eyes open, and ears peeled.On my trek to "The Governor" I startled what I thought was a Kangaroo. A little further along the trail, I came across another, only it wasn't a Kangaroo, it was a WALLAROO.A wallaroo is a little smaller than a kangaroo,...

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  • THE GOVERNOR LOOKOUT - PART 2

    Wow! Is all I can say, this was quite an experience. The first 300m of this walk is the wheelchair accessible path to The Governor lookout, which provides views of the The Governor as well as the surrounding wilderness and Bullawa Creek.Following the track from this 1st lookout, I walked past many Snow Gums, White Gums and Ribbon gums until...

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  • THE GOVERNOR LOOKOUT - Part 1

    This lookout is only a short, easy 300metre walk from the Car park. It is for those people that do not wish to do the longer walk which includes many stairs.You pass through white Snow Gums, of which there is birdlife, [I saw a bright yellow bird] and onto a viewing platform, it is worth the walk.If you are fit, continue along the longer walk [see...

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  • WEST KAPUTAR ROCK LOOKOUT

    This lookout is right on the side of the road, so no long walks to do! You can do a very short one a long a wooden boardwalk to a viewing platform. Nice views of the rock and of the valley below.

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  • "THE PEAK OF MT. KAPUTAR"

    I have conquered another Mountain!...............I was expecting a 3 hour return trek to do it, but to my surprise, the road leads nearly to the Mountain top, and from here, a new board walk of quite a few steps to a viewing platform has been built, so conquering this Mountain became a zinch!So now, everybody can conquer this Mountain, except...

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Narrabri Restaurants

  • "Greatest Bakery in the North West!"

    It was lunchtime, so finding somewhere to eat is always a problem. Located in the main street of Narribri, is the double story building known as "Watson's kitchen,' This is the local Bakery that has been in the Miller family since 1946. It was quite busy, always a good sign in a country town. What to choose? Well, the main was easy, but for the...

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  • Try the RSL for dinner

    Our first visit to this restaurant resulted in rave reviews from both of us. The ambience is absolutely fabulous with the space on 3 sides of an 'L' shaped room decorated like a station property verandah with corrugated iron roof and open railings. The bifold-doors between the restaurant and the adjoining function room are cleverly painted to look...

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Narrabri Warnings and Dangers

  • WALKING TRACKS

    The walk to Governor's Lookout was good for most of the way. Once reaching the flat area, then it became a dirt track, where you have to walk over and between rocks, climb some boulders and do some scrambling. Bushes get in the way!Just be aware to be very careful here, an accident could happen easily, so take your time, and arrive safely at the...

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  • WEATHER ON MT. KAPUTAR

    The brochures I had read stated: " Be aware that the weather on Mt. Kaputar can change very quickly."Well, how true this was. We left Narrabri on a lovely sunny morning, Mt. Kaputar was clear, hardly a cloud in the sky.By the time we had travelled the 56kms to the summit, a bitter wind had risen, the Clouds had formed and turned grey, and they were...

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  • MOUNT DOWE

    Mount Dowe, also about 1,500 m elevation, is the neighbour to Mt. Kaputar. We went for a look, BUT DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, as it contains a telecommunications broadcasting antenna and is fenced, so we had to turn around and come back down. No views either.

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Narrabri Off The Beaten Path

  • Yulludunida - a pinnacle achieved

    It beckoned me. For years I gazed in awe at its majesty, its overpowering bearing rising from the forest beneath. It intimidated me to the point where I didn't think I would ever try and reach the summit.It just goes to show how looks can be deceptive and perspective can lead to incorrect assumptions.Climbing up there is relatively easy. I say...

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  • The revisit

    I made it back here and the weather was perfect so I went a bit crazy with the camera.I climbed Yulludinida for the second time and it was even more special.I hope you enjoy the extra pics. One of them won an award.

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  • To the top

    This is from the National Parks and Wildlife official website:Yulludunida Crater walk 4 km, 3.5 hours, difficult This return walk begins at the Green Camp carpark and ascends 350m through whitebox woodland to the the base of the Yulludunida 'crater'. This crater is actually a ring dyke of volcanic rock. It formed when a plug of molten lava surged...

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Narrabri Favorites

  • The SCENIC DRIVE TO MT. KAPUTAR

    Mt. Kaputar, is located at the end of a very scenic drive, a 112km round trip from Narrabri.From Narrabri, Mt. Kaputar is a little deceiving, it really looks any other Mountain, but as you start heading towards it, then you see all sorts of craggy peaks, and ridges. Near Narrabri, we passed large acreage blocks, then open farmland where the Braford...

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  • Communications centre

    There was a time when the post office and the telephone company were closely linked. Sadly for some, these days are long gone as the chase for the holy dollar and modern technology intervene.However, in some towns the former close links are still evident as here where the P.O. is in front and the new communications tower out the rear.

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  • Main Street

    This is main street, country Australia. The fact that it is Narrabri is co-incidental in this case. The finest building will be public - the Post Office, the Court House and the banks.This is Westpac (once known as the Bank of New South Wales) and, on the right, is the Commonwealth Bank.

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