Coonabarabran & Warrumbungle National Parks
Coonabarabran has a 24 hour fuel station, supermarkets, good shopping centre and a wide variety of restaurants and accommodation.
Nearby are the famed Warrumbungle Mountains shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity then eroded by time. Attractions include Warrumbungle Environmental Education Centre, the 90m high Breadknife, numerous walking tracks and Siding Springs Observatory. Camping available. http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/warrumbungle-national-park
During high rainfall, water gushes down the Warrumbungle Mountains, forming an alluvial fan system. Some of this water fans out over the western plains and soon disappears. This is how the sandy east Pilliga section of the Coonamble Embayment of the Great Artesian Basin recharges.
Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, Newell Highway
Open 7 days 9am – 5pm
Freecall: 1800 242 881 Phone: 02 6849 2144