Coonabarabran is in Central NSW and is located within two hours drive of the regional cities of Dubbo and Tamworth. It is located at the junction of the Newell and Oxley Highways, midway between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Known as the ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’, Coonabarabran is the gateway to Warrumbungle National Park.
Coonabarabran has one of the darkest skies in Australia and is the home of Australia’s largest optical astronomy research facility, Siding Spring Observatory. The area around Coonabarabran is ideal for stargazing with high altitude, low humidity, a non-turbulent atmosphere for viewing clarity, clean air and an average of 70 per cent clear night skies.
A dump site is available for free usage 24 hours in Coonabarabran, on Essex Street adjacent to Neilson Park.
Coonabarabran is located in the Warrumbungle Shire region.
Coonabarabran is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Warrumbungle Shire in New South Wales, it is located approximately 340kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 241.783 square kilometres. Coonabarabran has a recorded population of 3290 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Coonabarabran we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Coonabarabran and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.