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Narrabri is a town (population 5,903 in 2016) in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia at the intersection of the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways.

Understand[edit]

Narrabri Gaol and Heritage Museum

The indigenous Kamilaroi people are the original inhabitants of the district. The European explorers John Oxley and Allan Cunningham traversed the district in the early 19th century, but the first European settler was the escaped convict George (The Butcher) Clarke, whose tale of a river leading to an inland sea prompted the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell to throughly explore the area in order to open it up for settlement. The first farm, Nurrabry Run, was established in 1834 and from which Narrabri derived its name, with the town site surveyed in 1848. Narrabri is a major cotton farming centre, with wheat, beef, and lamb farms as well. Mount Kaputar National Park is a popular attraction, and the nearby radio telescopes at the Paul Wild Observatory bring many vistitors too.

Narrabri is the main centre of the Narrabri Shire Local Government Area.

Visitor information centre[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Narrabri is on the junction of the Newell Highway (A39) and Kamilaroi Highway (B51).

It is 101 km south of Moree and 120 km north-east of Coonabarabran on the Newell Highway.

Narrabri is 183 km south-east of Walgett via Burren Junction and Wee Waa and 96.5 km north-west of Gunnedah via Boggabri on the Kamilaroi Highway.

By train[edit]

Trains run from Sydney to Moree daily (Route 243), departing Central Station in Sydney at 9:30AM, arriving at Werris Creek at 14:57PM, at Gunnedah at 3:15PM, at Boggabri at 4:10PM, at Narrabri at 4:52PM, and arriving at Moree at 6PM.

The train departs Moree daily (Route 244) at 8:05AM, arriving at Narrabri at 8:45AM, at Boggabri at 9:47AM, at Gunnedah at 10:14AM, at Werris Creek at 11:05AM, and arriving at Central Station in Sydney at 4:39PM.

It is possible to change trains at Werris Creek for services to Tamworth and Armidale, however bookings are not available from Werris Creek Railway Station itself, so reservations need to be made long before departure. The service (Route 233) departs Werris Creek daily at 2:57PM, arrives at Tamworth at 3:37PM, and arrives at Armidale at 5:35PM. The service (Route 224) departs Armidale at 8:19AM, arrives at Tamworth at 10:06AM, and arrives at Werris Creek at 11:07AM before continuing on to Sydney.

A timetable and map can be downloaded here. Bookings are essential.

Bookings and railway stations[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 2 Narrabri Airport (NAA IATA), 307 Airport Road (8 km north-east of Narrabri via Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, turn left onto Airport Road, continue to the airport), +61 1300 851 269, . Call centre: M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 8AM-12:30PM, Su 1:30-6PM, Public holidays 1:30-6PM. Fly Corporate operates services to Brisbane and to Sydney. Rental cars are available at the airport - book in advance to ensure your flight is met. Narrabri Airport (Q17566) on Wikidata Narrabri Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

CSIRO Australia Telescope near Narrabri

Private transport is the most convenient way of getting around Narrabri, and is essential to explore the district.

By taxi[edit]

By bus[edit]

By rental car[edit]

There is a car rental agency at Narrabri Airport.

See[edit]

In and near town[edit]

  • 1 Old Gaol and Heritage Museum, 2 Bowen St (corner of Bowen Street and Barwan Street), +61 427 247 900. W 10AM-2PM Sa 9AM-1PM. This building was built in 1882 and operated as a gaol/jail until 1982, and began operating as a museum in 1988, and is also a family research centre. See the Dalway Collection. If mobile is not answering phone the Narrabri Visitors Information Centre. Narrabri Gaol and Residence (Q55624665) on Wikidata Narrabri Gaol and Residence on Wikipedia
  • 2 Narrabri Lake, corner of Buri Street and Coobar Street, Narrabri West (access via Newell Highway southbound, at the roundabout in Narrabri West turn right onto Mooloobar Street, turn right onto Buri Street, playground on the right, opposite the Wilga Hotel). This reclaimed swamp has become a recrerational playground for swimmers, canoeists, kayakers, and windsurfers, and there is 3km walking/jogging/cycling track around the lake. Playground and barbecue facilities. A good spot for birdwatching, especially for spotting swans.

Out of town[edit]

Sawn Rocks near Narrabri

North-east[edit]

  • 3 Sawn Rocks - car park (Mount Kaputar National Park) (38.5 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway northbound, turn right/east onto Killarney Gap Road, car park is on the right on Sawn Rocks Track), +61 2 6792 7300, . This trail leads to an unusual rock formation resembling organ pipes. Car park has no amenities. Track is 1.5 km return (15-45 min), Grade 2, wheelchair accessible with some assistance, flat with no steps, formed, signposted. Free entry.

East[edit]

  • 4 Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay (Deriah Aboriginal Area), Carinya Road (25.5 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, turn right/east onto Eulah Creek Road, turn right/south onto Carinya Road, information bay is on the left hand side), +61 2 6792 7300, . This wheelchair-accessible information bay highlights with interpretive signs the historical, cultural, and natural significances of the district. Continue driving another 2.2 km to the Wagun Picnic Area and a further 200 m from the picnic area to the Biruu Gaba Lookout Walking Track.
  • 5 Wagun Picnic Area (Deriah Aboriginal Area), Carinya Road (28 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, turn right/east onto Eulah Creek Road, turn right/east onto Carinya Road, pass the Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay on the left, picnic area is on the right), +61 2 6792 7300, . Wheelchair-accessible picnic area with picnic tables, free gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets. Bring your own drinking/cooking water. Checkout the Culture Sculpture Walk. Access to the Biruu Gaba Lookout Walking Track is approximately 200 m farther south along Carinya Road (bring binoculars and cameras). Free entry.

Mount Kaputar National Park (East)[edit]

Mount Ningadhun, Mount Kaputar National Park
  • 6 Upper Bullawa Creek Picnic Area (Mount Kaputar National Park), Upper Bullawa Creek Road (39.5 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street turn-off on the right and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, turn left onto Upper Bullawa Creek Road, at the intersection with Froggy Dell Road turn right and remain on Upper Bullawa Creek Road, continue all the way to the end of the road to the picnic area), +61 2 6792 7300, . A picnic area with scenic views and birdwatching opportunities - bring binoculars. Wood barbecue (bring your own firewood, do not gather wood) and picnic tables, but no toilets or drinking/cooking water, so bring your own. Plenty of outdoor space for ball games, and a nearby stream for paddling. Bring warm and weatherproof clothing as the weather can be unpredictable. Free entry.
  • 7 Green Camp Picnic Area (Mount Kaputar National Park), Yulludunida Trail (38 km from Narrabri via via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Upper Bullawa Creek Road turn-off on the left, Yulladunida Trail is on the right), +61 2 6792 7300, . Car parking and picnic tables, no barbecues, no toilets. Bring your own drinking water. Despite its name, no camping. Access to the Yulludunida Walking Track - bring binoculars and cameras. Free entry.
  • 8 Mount Coryah Walking Track - car park (Mount Kaputar National Park), Kaputar Road (44.5 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Yulludunida Trail on the right, car park is on the right), +61 2 6792 7300, . This track offers views of Eulah Rock and birdwatching opportunities, but takes some effort. The track is a 2 km loop (1-2 hours), Grade 4, very steep, many steps, fitness required. This loop is a steep climb up with ridges, terraces, and clifftops. The track is very narrow at the cliff top and can be slippery when wet - in that case it is best to not continue the loop but backtrack the way you came - see website for details.
  • 9 Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area (Mount Kaputar National Park), Bark Hut Road (46 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, turn-off to the campground is on the right), +61 1300 072 757, . A great place to camp or have a picnic, with 9 unpowered sites (suitable for tents or camper-trailers), flush toilets, picnic tables, free gas/electric barbecues, wood barbecues (bring your own wood, do not gather wood), hot showers. Access point for the Euglah Rock Walking Track. Free entry - bookings required for camping.
  • 10 Doug Sky Lookout (Mount Kaputar National Park), Kaputar Road (47 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area on the right, lookout on the right), +61 2 6792 7300, . Scenic views over north-west New South Wales, the foothills of the Nandewar Ranges, and the Warrumbungle Mountains - bring your binoculars and cameras. Wheel-chair accessible with assistance to lookout but no disabled parking. Bring warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can be unpredictable. Parking but no picnic tables or toilets. Free entry.
  • 11 Governor Lookout Walking Track - car park (Mount Kaputar National Park), Governor Track (49 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area on the right, pass the Doug Sky Lookout on the right, turn left onto Governor road then turn left again to reach the car park), +61 2 6792 7300, . A short walk with great views over the Nandewar and Grattai wildernesses and of The Governor Rock formation, with birdwatching opportunities - bring binoculars and cameras. Car park has 1 disabled-access spot, but no picnic tables or toilets. Track is 450 m return (15-30 min), Grade 2, formed, no steps, wheelchair accessible. Access to the Governor Summit (Corrunbral Borawah) Walking Track] where you might see skilled rock climbers take on The Governor.
The Governor, Mount Kaputar National Park
  • 12 West Kaputar Lookout (Mount Kaputar National Park), Kaputar Road (49.5 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area on the right, pass the Doug Sky Lookout on the right, pass Governor Road on the left, lookout on the left), +61 2 6792 7300. Scenic views across Mount Kaputar National Park and of the granite face of the West Kaputar rock formation, and of the Nandewar and Grattai wilderness. Bring your binoculars and cameras. Free entry.
  • 13 Dawsons Spring Campground (Mount Kaputar National Park), Dawsons Spring Nature Trail (50.5 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area on the right, pass the Doug Sky Lookout on the right, pass the West Kaputar Lookout on the left, continue ahead to the T-intersection and turn right, then turn right again onto Dawsons Spring Road, pass the Dawsons Spring Cabins to the campground), +61 1300 072 757, . Campground with 15 unpowered sites suitable for tents and camper-trailers, flush toilets, free gas/electric barbecues, wood barbecues and fire pits (bring your own firewood, do not gather wood), hot showers. Access point for the Bundabulla Circuit Walking Track, the Dawsons Spring Nature Trail, and the Mount Kaputar Summit Walk. Be careful when camping under trees, and do not remain when high winds are forecast. Free entry - bookings required for camping.
  • 14 Mount Kaputar Summit Lookout (Mount Kaputar National Park), Summit Road (51 km from Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Kaputar Road, pass the Bark Hut Campground and Picnic Area on the right, pass the Doug Sky Lookout on the right, pass the West Kaputar Lookout on the left, continue through the four-way intersection, turn left/north onto Summit Road and follow the one-way loop to the carpark.), +61 2 6792 7300, . Enjoy 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Kaputar, and bring your binoculars and cameras. Short steep section to the top on a wooden staircase. Picnic table at the carpark, but no toilets. 4-wheel-drive access in wet weather, 2-wheel-drive vehicle at other times. Bring warm and waterproof clothes as the weather is unpredictable. A good spot for birdwatching. Walkers can descend to Dawsons Spring via the Mount Kaputar Summit Walk. Free entry.

South-east[edit]

  • 15 Railway Hotel - Baan Baa, 23 Baranbah Street, Baan Baa (38.5 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway southbound, turn left onto Kamilaroi Highway, at Baan Baa turn left onto Baranbah Street, pub on the corner with Yoorue Street), +61 2 6794 4712, . A typical bush pub built 1922. Counter lunches and dinners available M-Su. Accommodation available - phone or email for rates and availability. A good place to break the trip between Narrabri and Gunnedah.

South[edit]

  • 16 Narrabri Fish Farm, 261 Tuppiari Road, Jacks Creek (13 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway southbound, turn left onto the Kamilaroi Highway, turn right onto Gun Club Road then left onto Jacks Creek Road, turn right onto Tuppiari Road and continue ahead, turn-off to the fish farm is on the left hand side), +61 428 749 606, . By appointment only. This fish farm breeds Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Eel-tailed Catfish, and yabbies (small freshwater crayfish), Visitors are welcome to take self guided tours of the facilities. Barbecue and picnic amenities, and an opportunity for visitors to try and catch yabbies themselves. Phone for fees.

South-west[edit]

  • 17 Sandstone Caves Walking Track - car park (Pilliga National Park), Caves Access Trail - off Yaminba Trail (87 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway southbound, pass the Kamilaroi Highway turn-off on the left and continue ahead through the Pilliga Forest/Pilliga Scrub, Yaminba Trail is on the left hand side), +61 2 6843 4011, . Visitors can take a self-guided tour to see ancient Aboriginal rock art.. Guided tours available - book through the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre at Barandine (phone number and email address above). Track is a 1.7 km loop (60 - 90 min), Grade 3.

West[edit]

Pink slugs, found only on Mount Kaputar
  • 18 CSIRO Australia Telescope (Paul Wild Observatory), 1828 Yarrie Lake Road (22.5 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway southbound, at the roundabout in Narrabri West turn right onto Mooloobar Street, turn right onto Baranbar Stree then left onto Goobar Street, pass Bukhai Street on the right and continue ahead as Yarrie Lake Road, cross the Bohena Creek bridge, facility is on the right hand side), +61 2 6790 4000, . M-Su 8AM-5PM. 6 radio telescope antennas mounted on tracks. Interactive displays, theatrette. Visitors are advised to switch off (and not just put on silent) mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and radio transmitters/receivers as they will interfere with the telescope array. Free.
  • 19 Yarrie Lake, Lake Circuit (38 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway southbound, at the roundabout in Narrabri West turn right onto Mooloobar Street, turn right onto Baranbar Stree then left onto Goobar Street, pass Bukhai Street on the right and continue ahead as Yarrie Lake Road, cross the Bohena Creek bridge, pass the CSIRO Australia Telescope on the right, turn left/south onto Lake Circuit, follow all the way around to the campsite), +61 427 666 105. Birdwatching, water sports, yabbying (crayfish fishing), camping, powered sites, hot showers, toilets, laundry facilities, on-site drinking water. Licences are required for boating and skiing - phone the caretaker. Pets are not permitted.
  • 20 Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths, Narrabri Road, Pilliga (98 km from Narrabri via Newell Highway northbound, turn left/west onto Kamilaroi Highway, cross the Namoi River bridge, in Wee Waa turn left onto Maitland Street then right onto Alma Street then turn left onto Warrior Street then right onto Vera Leap Road, at the junction with Trucking Yard Lane turn left to stay on Vera Leap Road, pass the Old Pilliga Road turn-off on the left and continue ahead as Pilliga Road, bore baths on the left hand side just before Pilliga township), +61 2 6799 6760. Open all year round, but closed F 9-11AM for cleaning. Artesian bore baths. Camping possible but with limited facilities - booking is essential, see website for details or phone. The Pilliga Hotel and the Pilliga Cafe are nearby.

Do[edit]

Narrabri Airport terminal
  • Birdwatching. See website for bird routes, good spots for sightings, and bird list.
  • Bushwalking. See website for suggested bushwalking places.
  • Fishing. See website for a list of good fishing holes and map.
  • Heritage Walks. See website for 3 self-guided history tours.
  • 1 Watch movies, The Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena Street (next to the Narrabri Visitors Information Centre, opposite Woolworths), +61 2 6799 6740, . 2 cinemas showing the latest movies - see website for movie times.

Events[edit]

  • 2 Narrabri Show, 13 Ugoa Street, . Held end Apr. Annual local show with rodeo.
  • 3 Gypsy Willow Markets, Cameron Park, Selena Street (corner of Dangar Street and Selena Street), +61 427 834 286. First Sa of the month 8:30AM-1:30PM. Monthly local markets selling produce, arts, and crafts.
  • Nosh Narrabri (Crossing Theatre, Tibbereena Street), +61 2 6799 6760. Held in Aug. A biennial food and wine festival, showcasing local produce. Cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, children's activities, homebrew competition, cheesecake competition. Highlight is the Nosh Long Lunch.

Sports[edit]

  • 4 Narrabri Bowling Club (Narrabri Sporties), 176 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Killarney Street - near KFC), +61 2 6792 2205, . W 4-9PM, Th 11AM-10PM, F 10AM-10:30PM, Sa 9AM-10:30PM. Lawn bowls.
  • 5 Narrabri Golf Club, Gibbons Street (via New England Highway southbound, cross the Narrabri Creek bridge, turn right onto Gibbons Street, golf course on the right hand side), +61 2 6792 2344. W Th 10AM-8PM, F Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 11AM-7PM. 18 hole par 71 golf course.
  • 6 Narrabri Tennis Club, Corner of Wukawa Street and Boheena Street, Narrabri West (near the Narrabri Rugby Club grounds, near the Narrabri Showground), +61 405 151 935, . M T 7AM-8PM, W 7AM-9PM, Th F 7AM-8PM, Sa 7AM-1PM. Tennis. Phone for court hire.
  • 7 Narrabri Aquatic Centre (Narrabri Swimming Pool), Tibbereena Street (opposite Bowen Street), +61 2 6799 6782. See website for hours. 50 m 6-lane outdoor pool with a 1 m diving board and lifting chair, 25 m heated indoor pool, children's splash pool with water toys, kiosk selling snacks, cold drinks and swimming accessories, grassy area, off-street parking. Indoor pool may close early due to poor patronage or weather. Outdoor pool may close due to bad weather.. Adult $5, Pensioner $3, Child $3, Non-swimmer $2.
  • Barefoot Tenpin Bowling (Crossroads Hotel), 170 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Lloyd Street), +61 2 6792 5592. M-F 10:30AM-10PM, Sa Su 11AM-9PM. A two-lane tenpin bowling alley in a pub!

Buy[edit]

Cotton farming near Narrabri

Self catering[edit]

  • 1 Woolworths, 181-189 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Lloyd Street, near the Shell petrol station), +61 2 6790 9000. M-Su 7AM-9PM. Supermarket.
  • 2 Coles, 154 Maitland Street (near the Tourist Hotel), +61 2 6799 2500. M-F 7AM-10PM, Sa 7AM-9PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Supermarket.
  • 3 Westland Supermarket, 23 Goobar Street, Narrabri West, +61 2 6792 1122. M-F 6AM-7PM, Sa Su 7AM-6PM. Convenience store, sells hot food. snacks, drinks, sweets, groceries.
  • 4 Thomas' Corner Store, 36 Balonne Street (corner of Balonne Street and Bowen Street), +61 2 6792 2319. M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa Su 8AM-1PM. Convenience store selling takeaway fast food, coffee.
  • 5 Camstart Amcal Pharmacy, 118-120 Maitland Street (near the pedestrian crossing), +61 2 6792 2178. M-F 8:30AM-6PM, Sa 8:30AM-noon. Chemist.
  • 6 Narrabri Pharmacy, 127 Maitland Street (near the ANZ bank), +61 2 6792 2105, . M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM, Sa 8:30AM-12:30PM. Chemist.
  • 7 MJ's Newsagency (Nextra Narrabri), 112 Maitland Street (near the pedestrian crossing), +61 2 6792 3797. M-F 6AM-4:30PM, Sa 6AM-12:30PM, Su 7-10AM. Newsagent. Gift shop.
  • 8 Craddock & Son Butchers (Craddock's Butchery), 152 Maitland Street (next to Coles), +61 2 6792 2083. M-F 7AM-5PM, Sa 7AM-noon. Butchers.
  • 9 Watsons Bakery Express, Tibbereena Street (opposite the public toilets in the park), +61 2 6792 1366, . M-F 5AM-6PM, Sa 5AM-5PM, 6:30AM-5PM (to 6PM during Daylight Savings Time). Bakery. Coffee.
  • 10 TSG Narrabri, 80 Maitland Street (near the Tattersalls Hotel), +2 61 6792 2831. M-Sa 6AM-8PM, Su 7AM-8PM. Tobacconists.
  • 11 Wash Shed, 93 Maitland Street (opposite the Commonwealth Bank), +61 428 944 555. M-Su 6AM-10PM. Laundrette.Washing powder and fabric softener available ($2 coin).

Arts and crafts[edit]

  • 12 The Craft Shop & Gallery (Narrabri Art and Craft Society), 35 Dangar Street (near the petrol station), +61 2 6792 2845. Phone for hours. Housed in one of Narrabri's oldest houses, this art and craft gallery shows the handicraft of local artists and makers.

Eat[edit]

Hotels[edit]

  • Tattersalls Hotel, 84 Maitland Street (opposite the Northern Inland Credit Union branch), +61 2 6792 6555. M-Su 11:30AM-3PM 5:30-9PM. Bistro fare. Download a menu here.
  • Crossroads Hotel, 170 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Lloyd Street), +61 2 6792 5592. M-Su noon-9PM. Bistro fare. Download a menu here.
  • Wilga Hotel Motel - Narrabri West, 3 Goobar Street, Narrabri West (corner of Goobar Street and Narrabri Street, opposite the park and water tower), +61 2 6792 2066. Phone for hours. Bistro fare.
  • Tourist Hotel, 142 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Doyle Street, opposite the National Australia Bank), +61 2 6792 2312. Bistro fare. M-F noon-2PM 6-9PM, Sa noon-2:30PM 6-9PM, Su noon-2PM 6-8PM.
  • Namoi Hotel Motel, 49 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Bowen Street), +61 2 457 922 147. M-F noon-2PM. Pub fare.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Narrabri Bowling Club (Narrabri Sporties), 176 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Killarney Street - near KFC), +61 2 6792 2205, . Th-Sa noon-2PM 6-9PM. Bistro fare.
  • Outback Shack (Narrabri RSL/Club Narrabri), 7 Maitland Street (opposite the Southern Cross Motor Inn), +61 2 6792 1844. M-Sa noon-2PM 6PM-late, Su noon-2PM 6-8PM. Outback steakhouse. For takeaway orders phone +61 2 6792 1202
  • 1 Thai Home Restaurant, 39 Dangar St (next to The Craft Shop & Gallery), +61 2 6792 4053. Tu-F 11:30AM-2PM 5-9PM, Sa Sa 5-9PM. Thai cuisine and one of the only Thai restaurants in it's 50km radius.
  • 2 On Lee Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 64 Maitland Street (next to Crazy Sam's), +61 2 6792 4488. M-F noon-2PM 5-9PM, Sa Su 5-9PM. Chinese cuisine.

Cafés[edit]

  • 3 Monterey Cafe Narrabri, 79 Maitland Street (next to the NRMA office), +61 2 6792 2097. M-Sa 5AM-8PM, Su 8AM-2PM. Cafe fare, doner kebabs, pizza.
  • 4 Yield Narrabri, 113 Maitland Street (next to Authentic Trademarks), +61 457 592 775. M-F 6:30AM-2PM, Sa 7AM-noon. Coffee shop.
  • 5 Coogle Cafe (Coogle Cottage), 13 Doyle Street (opposite the Narrabri Library), +61 2 6792 5152. M-F 6:30AM-2PM, Sa Su 8AM-noon. Cafe fare.
  • The Crossing Cafe (The Crossing Theatre Cafe), 117 Tibbereena Street (next to the Narrabri Visitors Information Centre), +61 2 6799 6740. Cafe M-F 9AM-3PM - lunch 11AM-2PM. Cafe fare with lunch meals.
  • 6 One23 Cafe & Restaurant, 123 Maitland Street (opposite McDonalds Fashions), +61 2 6792 5262. M-F 6AM-3:30PM, Sa Su 8AM-noon. Cafe fare - takeaway available.
  • 7 T-Table, 2/100 Maitland Street (next to the Commonwealth Bank), +61 2 6792 1860. M-Sa 6AM-2:30PM. Cafe fare.
  • 8 Watson's Kitchen, 151 Maitland Street (opposite the Tourist Hotel), +61 2 6792 1366, . M-F 6AM-5PM, Sa 6AM-noon. Cafe fare.
  • Sprout Cafe (KHH Nursery), 210 Maitland Street, +61 2 427 924 132. W-Su 9AM-4PM. Coffee shop.

Fast food[edit]

  • 9 Fiesta Fried Chicken, 5/131 Maitland Street (next to Narrabri Pharmacy), +61 2 6792 2311. Tu-Su noon-8PM. Fried chicken. Pork spare ribs. Fish and chips. Loaded potatoes. Burgers. Hot snacks and wraps. Cold drinks.
  • 10 Panda Wok, 115 Maitland Street (next to Yield), +61 466 224 222. Tu-F noon-2PM 5-8PM, Sa-M 5-8PM. Noodle bar. Asian cuisine.
  • 11 KFC, 193 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Killarney Street (opposite the Narrabri Bowling Club)), +61 2 6792 3100. M-Su 10AM-10PM.
  • 12 Subway, 155 Maitland Street (next to the Telstra Store), +61 497 925 857. M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-7:30PM, Su 9AM-7:30PM.
  • 13 Domino's Pizza, 103 Tibbereena Street (corner of Tibbereena Street and Doyle Street, opposite Hogan Oval), +61 2 6790 5620. Su-Th 4-9PM, F Sa 4-10PM.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Tattersalls Hotel, 84 Maitland Street (opposite the Northern Inland Credit Union branch), +61 2 6792 6555. M-Su 10AM-10PM. On-site drive-through liquor store.
  • 2 Crossroads Hotel, 170 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Lloyd Street), +61 2 6792 5592.
  • 3 Wilga Hotel Motel - Narrabri West, 3 Goobar Street, Narrabri West (corner of Goobar Street and Narrabri Street, opposite the park and water tower), +61 2 6792 2066.
  • 4 Tourist Hotel, 142 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Doyle Street, opposite the National Australia Bank), +61 2 6792 2312. M-Th 10AM-11PM, F Sa 11AM-3AM, Su 10AM-10PM.
  • 5 Namoi Hotel Motel, 49 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Bowen Street), +61 2 457 922 147. Liquor store on-site.
  • Narrabri Bowling Club (Narrabri Sporties), 176 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Killarney Street - near KFC), +61 2 6792 2205, . W 4-9PM, Th 11AM-10PM, F 10AM-10:30PM, Sa 9AM-10:30PM. Lawn bowls.
  • 6 Narrabri RSL (Club Narrabri), 7 Maitland Street (opposite the Southern Cross Motor Inn), +61 2 6792 1844.

Sleep[edit]

Hotels[edit]

Motels[edit]

  • 1 Aaron Inn Motel, 139 Barwan Street (Newell Highway northbound, opposite Barden Pump Services), +61 2 6792 4000, . Motel with swimming pool, barbecue facilities, cots available, car and large vehicle parking. Rooms have cable TV, free WiFi, ensuite bathroom, microwave oven, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 2 Albany Motel (Aalbany Motel), 38 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (Newell Highway southbound), +61 2 6792 4211, toll-free: +61 1800 024 211, . Check-in: 2-10:30PM, check-out: 10AM. Motel with swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, picnic area with barbecue and outdoor furniture, airport pick-up and drop-off, designated smoking area, pets welcome subject to restrictions - advise at booking. Rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, microwave oven, bar fridge, toaster. Phone, email, or enquire on website for rates and availability.
  • 3 Adelong Motel, 174 Maitland Street (next to the Narrabri Bowling Club, opposite the Shell petrol station and Woolworths), +61 2 6792 1488, . Motel with 27 ground-floor rooms, free parking, swimming pool, on-site restaurant, guest self-service laundry. Rooms have free internet, air conditioning, cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 4 Club Motor Inn (Narrabri Bowling Club/Sporties Club), 115-117 Barwan Street (corner of Barwan Street and Killarney Street - next to the Narrabri Bowling Club), +61 2 6790 9720, . Motel withh swimming pool, car parking and large vehicle parking, spa room. Rooms have cable TV, free WiFi, air conditioning and heating, microwave oven, refrigerator, ironing facilites, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, clock radio, ensuite bathroom. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 5 Bellview Hotel, 132 Barwan Street (corner of Barwan Street and Killarney Street, opposite the Club Motor Inn), +61 2 6792 3844, . Motel with a swimming pool and trailer parking. Rooms have air conditioning, clock radio, electric blankets, cable TV, direct-dial telephones, refrigerator, toaster, microwave oven (on request), hair dryer, laundry facilities, ironing facilites (on request), cots (on request), room service, parking at door. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 6 Kaputar Motel, 22 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (Newell Highway southbound, opposite soccer grounds), +61 2 6792 1550, . Motel with a swimming pool, barbecue facilities. Rooms have free WiFi, cable TV, refrigerator, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, air conditioning, clock radio. Cots available. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 7 Midtown Inn, 41 Maitland Street (diagonally opposite the police station), +61 2 6792 2233, . Motel with 19 ground-floor rooms, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, on-site laundry - dry cleaning available, car park, car washing facility. Rooms have room service and charge-back from local restaurants, free WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave oven on request, Foxtel TV. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 8 Nandewar Motor Inn, corner of Dangar Street and Anne Street - entrance in Anne Street (Newell Highway southbound, opposite Thrifty Link Hardware store, near Ampol/Caltex petrol station), +61 2 6792 1155, . Motel with 44 rooms, on-site licenced restaurant, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, children's playground, on-site laundry. Rooms have cable TV, fridge, telephone, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and heating, clock radio, ensuite bathroom. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 9 Narrabri Motel and Caravan Park, 52 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (Newell Highway southbound), +61 2 6792 2593, . Motel and caravan park accommodation with a swimming pool, barbecue facilities, on-site laundry, large vehicle parking. Rooms with hair dryer, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, refrigerator, air conditioning and heating, electric blankets, clock radio. See below for caravan park amenities. Phone or email for rates and availability.
  • 10 Southern Cross Motor Inn, 24 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Fitzroy Street, opposite the RSL Club), +61 2 6792 3838, . Motel with 40 rooms, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, on-site laundry, car parking. Meals at the RSL can be charged back to your room. Rooms have cable TV and Netflix, free WiFi, hairdryer, microwave oven, refrigerator, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and heating, toaster, clock radio, spa bath, ensuite bathrooms. From $120 per night - phone or email for availability.
  • 11 Tommo's Motor Lodge, 34-36 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (next to Albany Motel), +61 2 6792 1922, . Motel with 12 rooms, large swimming pool, barbecue area, large vehicle parking. Rooms have cable TV, free WiFi, microwave oven, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, air conditioning and heating, electric blankets, ironing facilities, clock radio. Breakfast and dinner. No pets. See here for rates, phone or email for availability.

Accommodation[edit]

  • 12 Riverside Farm Retreat B&B, 63 Maules Creek Road, Tarriaro (14.5 km south-east of Narrabri via Maitland Street southbound, pass Jenkins Street on the left and continue ahead as Old Gunnedah Road, turn left onto Maules Creek Road, accommodation is on the right hand side), +61 429 926 364, . A 3-bedroom cabin with 2 ensuite bathrooms, a fully self-contained kitchen with a coffee machine, TV with DVD player, air conditioning, fridge, outdoor setting with barbecue and pizza oven, wood fireplace, ceiling fans. 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. Bicycle hire. Caravans, motorhomes, and campers welcome. Conintental breakfast and evening meals available upon request. Property is wheel-chair accessible. Phone, email, or enquire on website for rates and availability.
  • Dulcinea Holiday Retreat, 1957 Kaputar Road, Bullawa Creek (25 km north-east of Narrabri - phone or email for directions), +61 2 6793 5246, . Cabin (sleeps 3) with barbecue facilities, laundry, open fireplace, ironing facilities, airconditioning, TV, linen and towels, children's playground. Pet friendly. Phone or email for rates and availability.

Caravan Parks[edit]

  • 13 Big Sky Caravan Park, 11-35 Tibbereena Street (corner of Tibbereena Street and Violet Street), +61 2 6792 1294, . Powered sites, unpowered sites, villas (no pets). Camp kitchen, free WiFi, ablutions blocks, town watter, sullage dump for caravanners, free barbecue area, coin-operated laundry. Pet friendly subject to conditions. See here for rates, phone or email for availability.
  • 14 Highway Tourist Village and Caravan Park, 86-92 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (Newell Highway southbound, opposite Manning Street, near the Namoi River bridge), +61 2 6792 1438, . Unpowered sites, powered sites, ensuite sites, drive-through caravan sites, cabins (some pet friendly). Indoor camp kitchen, ablutions block with coin-operated laundry facilities, children's playground, undercover barbecue facilities with cooking utensils, swimming pool, vending machine, WiFi hotspot (advise at booking or on arrival). See here for rates, phone or email for availabiliity.
  • Narrabri Motel and Caravan Park, 52 Cooma Road, Narrabri West (Newell Highway southbound), +61 2 6792 2593, . Ablutions block, barbecue facilities, swimming pool, laundry facilities, camp kitchen, security lighting, pets welcome with restrictions For details and rates for cabins, see here. For details and rates for sites, see here. Phone or email for availability.

Camping[edit]

  • 15 Narrabri Showground - Campground, Wukawa Street, Narrabri West (entrance next to the Scout Hall, near the tennis courts - no entry in Ugoa Street), +61417 006 865. Primitive campground with powered and unpowered sites for tents, caravans, and campervans. Hot showers, ablutions block. Overnight stables, pets welcome subject to conditions. May not be availble due to showground events. Due to COVID-19 restrictions using your own ensuite facilities are recommended. Phone for rates and availability - reservations required.

Connect[edit]

Public telephones[edit]

  • Public telephone, Maitland Street (outside the court house, opposite the Namoi Hotel Motel).
  • 2 Public telephone, Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Dewhurst Street).
  • Public telephone, Maitland Street (outside the post office).
  • Public telephone, Cooma Road (outside Westside Petroleum).
  • Public telephone, Corner of Mooloobar Street and Buri Street, Narrabri West (outside the Narrabri West post office).

Cope[edit]

Emergency[edit]

Fuel and mechanical[edit]

  • 6 Ampol/Caltex Narrabri, Corner of Dangar Street (Newell Highway) and Anne Street (near the Nandewar Motor Inn), +61 2 6792 2045. M-Su 5:30AM-10PM. Petrol station.
  • 7 Ampol/Caltex Depot Narrabri, 7-13 James Street (opposite Hogan Street). M-F 7AM-5PM, Sa 7AM-noon. Petrol station - fuel sales only.
  • 8 BP Narrabri, 65 Cooma Road (Newell Highway) (corner of Cooma Road and Fraser Street), +61 2 6792 4427. Petrol station.
  • 9 Shell Narrabri, Corner of Tibbereena Street (Newell Highway) and Lloyd Street (next to Woolworths), +61 2 6792 1932. Petrol station.
  • 10 Westside Petroleum Narrabri, 31-35 Cooma Road (Newell Highway) (corner of Cooma Road and Belar Street), +61 2 6792 3882. M-Su 6AM-9PM. Petrol station.
  • 11 Narrabri Mechanical Repairs (RW & JA Young), 58 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Bowen Street), +61 2 6792 4528. M-F 8AM-5PM. Mechanics.
  • 12 Beaurepaires Narrabri, 114 Barwan Street (corner of Barwan Street and Lloyd Street), +61 2 5700 3102. M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 8-11AM. Tyres. Batteries. Wheels. Brake fitting. Wheel balancing. Wheel alignment.
  • 13 Tyreright Narrabri, 64 Wee Waa Road (Kamilaroi Highway), +61 2 6792 4646. M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 8-noon. Tyres. Mechanics. Wheel alignment.

Public toilets[edit]

  • 14 Public toilets, Tibbereena Street (Collins Oval). 7:15AM-4:15PM. Disabled access. Showers. Sanitary disposal.
  • 15 Public toilets, Tibbereena Street (Leitch Oval - near Narrabri Visitors Information Centre). Daylight hours. Disabled access. Disabled parking. Accessible 24 hours with a MLAK key.
  • 16 Public toilets, Buri Street, Narrabri West (behind an old shop opposite the hotel, near a water tower and playground). 24 hours.

Banks[edit]

  • 17 National Australia Bank (NAB), 141-143 Maitland Street (opposite the Tourist Hotel), +61 132 265. M-Th 9:30AM-4PM, F 9:30AM-5PM.
  • 18 Commonwealth Bank, 102 Maitland Street (next to the Westpac Bank), +61 2 6792 1544. M-W 9:30AM-4PM, Th 9:30AM-5PM, Sa 9:30AM-4PM.
  • 19 Westpac Bank, 104 Maitland Street (next to the Commonwealth Bank), +61 2 6792 1544. M-Th 10AM-2PM, F 10AM-4PM.
  • 20 ANZ Bank, 137 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Doyle Street, opposite the post office), +61 131 314. M-F 9:30AM-12:30PM, 1:30-4PM.
  • 21 Northern Inland Credit Union, 73 Maitland Street (opposite the Tattersalls Hotel), +61 2 6763 5111. M-F 9AM-5PM.
  • Bank@Post (Australia Post), 140 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Doyle Street, opposite the ANZ Bank), +61 131 318. M-F 9AM-5PM. Agent for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, National Australia Bank

ATMs[edit]

  • Northern Inland Credit Union ATM, 73 Maitland Street. Open 24 hours.
  • Commonwealth Bank ATM, 102 Maitland Street. Open 24 hours.
  • Westpac ATM, 104 Maitland Street. Open 24 hours.
  • ANZ ATM, 137 Maitland Street. Open 24 hours.
  • National Australia Bank ATM, 141-143 Maitland Street. Open 24 hours.
  • Cashcard ATM, 176 Maitland Street (Narrabri Bowling Club). Club hours.

Services[edit]

  • 22 Australia Post, 140 Maitland Street (corner of Maitland Street and Doyle Street, opposite the ANZ Bank), +61 131 318. M-F 9AM-5PM.
  • 23 Centrelink, 9 Doyle Street (corner of Doyle Street and Barwan Street), +61 132 468. M-F 8:30AM-12:30PM, 1:30-4:30PM. Medicare

Go next[edit]

  • Moree - north of Narrabri: 101 km via Newell Highway northbound, through Edgeroi, through Bellata, through Gurley, pass the Moree Regional Airport on the left (1 hr 9 min)
  • Goondiwindi (Queensland) - north of Narrabri: 224 km via Newell Highway northbound, through Moree, at Boggabilla turn left/north onto North Street/Newell Highway and continue out of town to Goondiwindi (2 hr 27 min)
  • Inverell - north-east of Narrabri: 177 km via Newell Highway (A39) northbound, turn right onto Killarney Gap Road, pass Sawn Rocks and be mindful of the twisting turning road for the next few kilometres, cross the Horton River bridge, at Bingara turn left onto Maitland Street then right onto Finch Street then left/north onto Finch Street and cross the Gwydir River bridge and continue out of town on Allan Cunningham Road (B95), turn right onto Delungra Road, pass the Myall Creek Memorial Site, at Delungra turn right/east onto Inverell Street/Gwydir Highway (B76), continue into Inverell (2 hr 12 min)
  • Barraba - east of Narrabri: 129 km via via Newell Highway (A39) northbound, turn right onto Killarney Gap Road, pass Sawn Rocks and be mindful of the twisting turning road for the next few kilometres, cross the Rocky Creek Bridge and pass the Rocky Creek Glacial Area, turn right/south onto Horton Road, through Upper Horton, turn right/south onto Cobbadah Road (B95), continue into Barraba (1 hr 37 min)
  • Armidale - east of Narrabri: 276 km via Newell Highway (A39) southbound, turn left/south onto Kamilaroi Highway (B51), through Baan Baa, through Boggabri, through Gunnedah then turn left/east onto the Oxley Highway (B56) and cross the Mooki River bridge, through Carroll, through Somerton, in Tamworth turn right onto Marius Street and continue out of town on the Oxley Highway/New England Highway, through Nemingha, through Kootingal, through Moonbi, past Bendemeer on the New England Highway (A15), through Uralla, continue into Armidale (3 hr 30 min)
  • Gunnedah - south-east of Narrabri: 97 km via Newell Highway (A39) southbound, turn left/south onto Kamilaroi Highway (B51), through Baan Baa, through Boggabri, continue into Gunnedah (1 hr 9 min)
  • Willow Tree - south-east of Narrabri: 193 km south-east of Narrabri: 97 km via Newell Highway (A39) southbound, turn left/south onto Kamilaroi Highway (B51), through Baan Baa, through Boggabri, through Gunnedah on the Kamilaroi Highway, through Curlewis, through Breeza, through Quirindi on the Kamilaroi Highway, turn right/south onto the New England Highway (A15) and continue into Willow Tree (2 hr 11 min) Continue south on the New England Highway to Murrurundi and the Hunter Region.
  • Coonabarabran - south-west of Narrabri: 120 km via Newell Highway southbound, at the T-junction with the Oxley Highway turn right and stay on the Newell Highway, continue into Coonabarabran (1 hr 15 min)
  • Gilgandra - south-west of Narrabri: 214 km via Newell Highway southbound, at the T-junction with the Oxley Highway turn right and stay on the Newell Highway, through Coonabarabran, pass the Castlereagh Highway turn-off on the left, cross the Castlereagh River (2 hr 17 min)
  • Dubbo - south-west of Narrabri: 264 km via Newell Highway (A39) southbound, at the T-junction with the Oxley Highway turn right and stay on the Newell Highway, through Coonabarabran, pass the Castlereagh Highway turn-off on the left, cross the Castlereagh River, in Gilgandra turn left and continue out of town on the Newell Highway southbound, through Brocklehurst, continue into Dubbo (3 hr)
  • Wee Waa - north-west of Narrabri: 41.5 km via Newell Highway (A39) northbound, turn left/east onto Wee Waa Road/Kamilaroi Highway, cross the Namoi River Bridge, continue ahead into Wee Waa (31 min)
  • Burren Junction - north-west of Narrabri: 92 km Newell Highway (A39) northbound, turn left/east onto Wee Waa Road/Kamilaroi Highway, cross the Namoi River Bridge, through Wee Waa on Boolcarrol Road/Kamilaroi Highway, cross 2 bridges and pass the bore baths on the left, continue into Burren Junction (1 hr 3 min)
  • Walgett - north-west of Narrabri: 184 km via Kamilaroi Highway westbound, through Wee Waa, through Burren Junction, continue into Walgett (2 hr)
  • Lightning Ridge - north-west of Narrabri: 252 km Kamilaroi Highway westbound, through Wee Waa, through Burren Junction, before Walgett turn right/north onto the Castlereagh Highway (B55), cross the Barwon River bridge, pass the Gwydir Highway turn-off on the right, turn right onto Bill O'Brien Way and continue into Lightning Ridge (2 hr 41 min)
  • Brewarrina - north-west of Narrabri: 317 km via via Kamilaroi Highway westbound, through Wee Waa, through Burren Junction,in Walgett n Walgett turn right/west onto Wee Waa Street/Kamilaroi Highway (B76) and continue out of town, cross the Barwon River bridge, continue on the Kamilaroi Highway to Brewarrina (3 hr 25 min)
  • Bourke - west of Narrabri: 415 km via Kamilaroi Highway westbound, through Wee Waa, through Burren Junction, in Walgett turn right/west onto Wee Waa Street/Kamilaroi Highway (B76) and continue out of town, cross the Barwon River bridge, through Brewarrina, continue into Bourke (4 hr 27 min)
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