Top things to do in Coonabarabran

Top Choice National Park in Coonabarabran

Warrumbungle National Park

Sitting 35km west of Coonabarabran, this 232-sq-km park has spectacular granite domes, ample bushwalking trails, plentiful wildlife and brilliant wildflower displays during spring. It's one of NSW's most beautiful p…
Observatory in Coonabarabran

Siding Spring Observatory

Coonabarabran's skies are so clear, the Australian National University chose to set up this research facility some 27km west of the town, on the edge of Warrumbungle National Park. The site is home to telescopes bel…
National Park in Coonabarabran

Pilliga National Park

Between Coonabarabran and Narrabri, the Pilliga Forest springs either side of the Newell Hwy. For a closer look at this semi-arid landscape, begin at the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine (46km north of Co…
Observatory in Coonabarabran

Milroy Observatory

Milroy Observatory offers the largest public-access telescope in the southern hemisphere (it's a 40-in device that sits on a hilltop about 10km outside Coona). They run regular 90-minute stargazing sessions. Booking…
Observatory in Coonabarabran

Warrumbungle Observatory

A private observatory offering 90-minute night-sky viewing, run by an astronomer with the delightful name of Peter Starr. It's about 9km from town, en route to Siding Spring. Nightly show times vary by season: check…
Chinese in Coonabarabran

Golden Sea Dragon

Serving pretty standard Chinese food, the main reason you'll want to eat here is to check out the fabulous, though slightly gaudy decor. It's one for the Instagrammers out there.