Yarrie Lake

Natural Attractions

Just a few kilometres west of the scientific wonder of Australia Telescope lies an unexplained wonder of the natural variety. Yarrie Lake, a three kilometre saucer shaped expanse of water on the very edge of the Pilliga Forest is thought to have been formed by a falling meteor many thousands of years ago.

A veritable mecca for over 70 bird species, its sheltered position makes it an excellent natural bird breeding ground. Travellers seeking a little peace will love the quiet isolation, while powered sites, hot showers, toilet and laundry facilities bring that touch of civilisation to this bush camping experience. Shelters, tables and chairs ,camp oven pits and barbeques are also available for use. Some marvellous sunsets make Yarrie Lake a popular spot for photographers, while others come here to enjoy water sports or a touch of yabbying.

Yarrie Lake is also a great spot for caravans, motorhomes and tents, with powered sites and unpowered sites available. The road is sealed from Narrabri up to one kilometre from the amenities block. Contact the Caretaker who lives on site for more details.

Permit required for boat launch.

No dogs or cats allowed. Yarrie Lake has noise restrictions so please switch off all generators and keep noise to a minimum from 10.00pm – 7.00am Thank you.


Barbeque Boating Facilities Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Showers


Birdwatching Boating Camping Canoeing/Kayaking Mountain Biking Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


From AU$20.00

Yarrie Lake is a free attraction , but over night camping fees apply. AUD20 unpowered (per day up to 5 people) and AUD25 powered site (per day up to 5 people). An extra AUD3 per person applies over 5 people.

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