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A Guide to Narrabri
Nestled on the banks of the Namoi River this bustling centre of the cotton industry is a popular family holiday destination all year round. It's an energetic town with plenty of facilities for visitors and at almost 600 kilometres from Sydney, Narrabri has a scintillating mix of activities for all ages to enjoy. An outdoor lovers paradise, there is a certain feast of choices from camping, hiking and exploring to choose from. The magnificent Mount Kaputar National Park is heaving with ecological treasures, bushwalks, native wildlife and impressive collection of natural plant life. Cotton tours are an ever popular attraction taking visitors way back in time, through the fascinating history of the industry so crucial to the area's economic well-being.
Good To Know
The weather in Narrabri is dry and all year round, cooling off during the winter months from April to October. If if you are not a fan of the serious heat, visit the area during these times. It can get very uncomfortable during January and February, with some of the parks and attractions being closed due to the odd heatwave or two. The humidity averages around 50% but don't let that deter you; the evenings are heavenly and the winter months perfect for exploring in cooler weather.
Things to See and Do in Narrabri
The CSIRO Australia Telescope is the most powerful telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. An exciting outing for visitors of all ages and admission is free every day of the week.
Nelsons Honey Factory is one of the sweetest examples of a lifelong fascination with bee keeping. Evolving from owner Mike Nelson's hobby he started as a child, it is now a successful business venture and is now one of the major suppliers to the Honey Corporation of Australia.
The Lucky Flats Lavender Farm is a family owned and run business handed down from generation to generation. Completely all natural and 100% organic products have been manufactured from their own crops and are on sale to the public. The Narrabri Fish Farm is New South Wales biggest aquaculture farm. Book a tour and experience the fascinating culture of yabbying. Pack a picnic and try a little yabbying yourself, the old fashioned way.
The Rocky Creek Glacial Area is truly a magical example of Mother Nature's finest. Although there are no actual glaciers here, the area was formed by glaciers some 290 million years ago. Pack a picnic or pitch a tent to camp if you like roughing it as the area is great for exploring and hiking.
The Pilliga Forest - Enter the unusual semi-arid woodlands in search of the Pilliga Yowie; the Aussie equivalent of the North American Bigfoot! As you scour among the trees for a sighting of this mythical creature you can enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings and watch a bird or two (there's a much better chance of seeing a warbler, treecreeper or parrot than a Yowie!).
The Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths has some incredible hot mineral baths, where the temperature of the water remains a balmy 37 degrees every day of the year. You can camp, picnic and BBQ here and enjoy a fantastic and relaxing day trip. Mt Kaputar National Park is an incredible wildlife reserve with origins dating back to some 21 million years ago, when the park was formed by volcano eruptions. Sensational mountain views, camping, hiking, picnics and photographic opportunities make National Geographic drool.
The Old Gaol Heritage Museum takes you right back into time when the museum was a fully functioning prison in the 1800s. Originally a place of safety for the wayward townsfolk, it became a medium security prison housing some 50 inmates for a period of 100 years. Fascinating memorabilia, photographs, artefacts, stories, documents and history are to be experienced on a tour through the museum.