Coonabarabran is known as the
‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’ and the ‘Gateway to the Warrumbungles’, a
mountain range which arcs around to the west, north and east of
Coonabarabran. Much of it is part of the popular Warrumbungle National
A quiet and attractive country town on the Castlereagh River,
Coonabarabran's has an internationally research telescope, the
Siding Springs Observatory, which is a
popular tourist attraction.
Also of interest are the
Skywatch Night and Day Observatory and Warrumbungle Aboriginal Tours.
Check out our listing of
Coonabarabran accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide info, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.