NARRABRI

About Narrabri

Narrabri is the administrative centre of Narrabri Shire which is located in the Namoi Valley. The rugged peaks of Mount Kaputar National Park loom to the east while plains stretch endlessly to the west. An iconic place to visit in the National Park are the “Sawn Rocks”. The shire is known as an agricultural wonderland. It produces high quality wheat, fat lambs, beef and cotton. The town is located at the junction of the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways and is named after the Kamilaroi word for ‘forked waters’ which is particularly apt as the Namoi River, Narrabri Creek and the Horse Arm Creek all converge at the town. Read more on the Aussie Towns website

The Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), at the Narrabri Observatory, has an array of six 22-m antennas used for radio astronomy. It is located about 25 km west of Narrabri and is operated by the Australia Telescope National Facility, a business unit of CSIRO.
Read more on the Narrabri Visitors website

Accommodation

Staying at:Narrabri Big Sky Caravan ParkWikiCamps link
Address:11-35 Tibbereena Street NarrabriTel:(02) 6792 1294
Google Maps route:Approx 134kms & 1hr 36mins from Lake Keepit
Arrival date:Tuesday 4th May 2021
Staying for:1 night
Departure date:Wednesday 5th May 2021
Accom notes:The park has a dump point
NO fire pits are allowed in the park

Places of interest in the area

Tourist Info

The nearest tourist info centre is the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre, located in Tibbereena St, Narrabri - 900m north west of the CP. Tel: (02) 6799 6760

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Narrabri:

Warning: Some of the places of interest listed below may be a fair distance from the caravan park.

The Australia Telescope Compact Array

Located at the Paul Wild Observatory, is an array of six 22 metre antennas used for radio astronomy.

Narrabri Fish Farm

This is the largest hatchery based aquaculture farm in NSW breeding Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Eel-Tailed Catfish, Silver Perch and Yabbies.

  • Located at 261 Tuppiari Rd, Jacks Creek12.6kms from the CP.
  • The fish feeding tour begins @ 10:30am and is approx. 1 hour. You could also try your hand at fishing – includes rod hire and bait.
    • $10.00 pp – Fish feeding
    • $20.00 pp – Fishing or Yabbying
    • $22.00 per kg to keep your fish
  • Contact 0428 749 606 or visit their website for further details. Costs are:

Sawn Rocks

The magnificent Sawn Rocks are one of Australia’s best examples of a rock formation called ‘organ-piping’ because they look like a wall of giant organ pipes.

Mt Kaputar National Park

Two volcanoes pushed Mount Kaputar high above the plains, and millions of years of erosion have carved a dramatic landscape of narrow valleys and steep ridges.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops