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Coonabarabran Area, NSW

Coonabarabran, nestled at the foothills of the Warrumbungle National Park offers a great diversity of attractions and accommodation to suit the needs of every taste and budget. Country hospitality set in a landscape of rugged mountains, sweeping plains, seasonal colours and sparkling night skies peppered with local characters and stories will make your stay in Coonabarabran a never forget experience.


The worries of travel, crowds and city life will seem a million miles away as you debate the most important decision of the day. Choose between exploring the Warrumbungle National Park or taking a leisurely drive and camping in the Pilliga State Forest. Go stargazing at Skywatch Observatory or save your energy for the Breadknife walk or Milton Judd’s Aboriginal Culture and Ecological Tours. What a choice?

Decisions like these will have to be made when you stay in Coonabarabran – The Astronomy Capital of Australia. Other places to visit include Crystal Kingdom, Siding Spring Exploratory, Pilliga Pottery, Warrumbungles Glass House, Australian Museum Diprotodon Display and for birdwatchers, the Baradine Bird Routes. We have wine tasting at Wattagan Estate or Coonandry Wineries. Wattagan also produce and sell their own emu products.

A vast array of accommodation is available including B&Bs, Motels, Hotels and Caravan Parks in Coonabarabran and the two townships of Baradine and Binnaway. The Warrumbungle National Park also has excellent camping facilities including powered and unpowered sites and amenities with hot showers. Stunning scenery and dazzling night skies await you, not to mention peace and quiet.

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery

About Coonabarabran Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains