Narrabri Shire Tourism

Penny Jobling
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Newell Highway
Narrabri NSW 2390

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If variety is the spice of life, then Narrabri Shire is spicy indeed! 

Covering 13,000 km2, our Shire is the heart of the rich Namoi Valley in North West NSW. Renowned for the production of some of the world’s highest quality wheat, cotton, fat lambs and beef and home to several research facilities, Narrabri Shire is truly an agricultural wonderland. All this is joined by a wealth of excellent attractions sure to keep visitors entertained for days including the purpose built Crossing Theatre.

The Newell and Kamilaroi Highways run through Narrabri Shire bringing people from all compass points. With easy access, major attractions, top rate facilities and accommodation, many conferences and high profile performers are drawn to the area. 

The Kamilaroi people were the first inhabitants of Narrabri Shire. Radiating from Narrabri, their land extends north to Goondiwindi, west to Lightning Ridge and south to Quirindi. Scar trees near Wee Waa, bora rings on Mt Kaputar, a sandstone baby washing area, and sandstone rubbings in the Pilliga forest attest to their presence.

One glimpse of a clear night sky will leave you with no doubts as to why this region is known as “Big Sky” country. The seemingly endless horizons have facilitated the growth of the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array, whose six radio telescopes are gleaming beacons of scientific advancement. The natural wonder of the Nandewar Ranges and Mt Kaputar National Park will keep even the most reluctant of bushwalkers enthralled.

Add farm holidays, historical museums, Yarrie Lake, artesian bore baths and art shows to this mix and you’re guaranteed many fun–filled days in Narrabri Shire. The Crossing Theatre, showing the latest release movies, a great range of local businesses and a warm welcome await, promising unforgettable memories of your visit.

Historically famous in the agricultural sector, the Shire is looking to the future across a range of industries that will build on our strong economic foundation. Additional natural gas and coal mining projects are joining existing organisations, creating diverse employment and ancillary business opportunities. A desirable place to live, Narrabri Shire has a strong cultural heritage and a vibrant community atmosphere that provides an attractive and exciting place for business and families.

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