Narrabri has a 24 hour fuel station, supermarkets, good shopping centre and a wide variety of restaurants and accommodation.
Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre, Tibbereena St
Open 9am – 5pm week days; 9am – 2pm weekends
Freecall: 1800 659 931 Phone: (02) 6799 6760
Visit Geni.Energy, a community-led renewable energy company at 129 Maitland St, Narrabri. See the educational displays on renewable energy and storage in the shop. Find out how they are creating renewable energy right in the heart of the proposed gas fields. Bring in your electricity bill for a comparison.
Santos have a shopfront four doors away at 125 Maitland Street. If it is open you can pick up maps and glossy brochures on why they think Narrabri Gas should go ahead.
Narrabri Lake is a haven for local and migrating birds. A 3km walking/cycling track circles the Lake. Picnic tables and BBQ facilities are available in Mooloobar Street, Narrabri West.
Other nearby attractions include:
Narrabri Fish Farm is located 12km from Narrabri on sealed and unsealed roads. Book a fish feeding tour held at 10.30am – 0428 749 606.
Learn about the local native fish bred for stocking rivers and dams and how to tell the sex of a yabbie! Rick the owner and Mick his offsider are the charismatic tour guides. They have dubbed the project The Whitmondays. Bookings also available for fishing and self-sufficient campers.
A bore flows into the highest dam then into a series of other dams, all gravity fed. The water at the top dam is drinkable. No water is wasted because at the end of the water chain is an aquaponics setup.
Fish and yabbies transported in reused polystyrene boxes survive for 48 hours. Yabbies are cooled down in the cool room before transportation so they sleep.
During droughts Murray cods are rescued from drying water holes. Tagged by location they are returned when conditions improve.
Black Snake Distillery, 10km from Narrabri on Kaputar Road, offers a selection of agave spirits and two gins to sample. Visitors welcome by appointment. 0499 611 600
Sawn Rocks, 39km from Narrabri. A short, easy 15-minute walk along a shady track takes you to the lookout at the foot of Sawn Rocks. For the best photograph, time your visit to reach the rocks after midday when the sun shines directly on the cliff face. A picnic area is located at the start of the track.
CSIRO Telescope – 22km from Narrabri
Yarrie Lake – about 8km from CSIRO Telescope