The Acacia Motor Lodge is luxury accommodation, located in the heart of Coonabarabran. Situated only 200 metres from the centre of town, the Acacia is central to shops and cafes.
It has double, queen and family sized rooms, which can sleep up to five people. There are also spacious, luxury spa rooms available, perfect for relaxing after an exciting day exploring the Warrumbungle Region.
The Acacia features an outdoor spa and pool area, free Austar in rooms, free broadband access and a free continental breakfast.
There are laundry facilities available, and a wheelchair accessible room....
Amber Court Motor Inn is set on four acres in relaxing country surroundings, set amongst lovely trees.
Amber Court is located three kilometres from the town centre on the Newell Highway at the northern end of town. There are shops and restaurants in the centre of Coonabarabran, only a short drive away.
There are 21 ground floor units with family rooms accommodating up to six people in each room. It has single, double, and family rooms available. A self contained cottage is also available.
The refreshing swimming pool is a perfect way to relax after exploring the Warrumbungle Region. Enquire about the jumping castle to entertain the children.
Dinner is available from the restaurant's a la carte menu seven days a week, bookings essential....
The El Paso Motel offers resort style accommodation in picturesque Coonabarabran, ideally located within minutes of walking to the bowling club, shopping centre and restaurants. There are affordable units with spacious grounds and swimming pool, all ground floor units with heating, air-conditioning and microwave. Hearty breakfast and dinner delivered to rooms.
Coach groups, families, and sales representatives specially catered for. Bus and trailer parking is available....
The Matthew Flinders Motor Inn has 40 clean, comfortable units which are set back from the highway on two and a half acres of leafy surrounds where guests can sit around the large saltwater pool and enjoy the quiet and local wildlife. Ample parking available on the premises.
Rooms are available for people travelling with pets.
Rooms can accommodate up to six people. Free wi-fi is available. Restaurant and room service are available for meals.
The Motor Inn is located in the southern area of Coonabarabran and is not too far from shops, clubs and dining options....
All ground floor units with off street parking. Easy access from highway to units for all transport. Licensed room service. Family units with kitchenette. Meals to unit. Quiet bushland surrounding, saltwater pool, playground, large undercover BBQ area. Fax available, Close to Warrumbungle National Park, Observatories, Crystal Kingdom, racecourse, showgrounds, bowling and golf clubs. Animals allowed on grounds.
Getaway Tourist Park is the only caravan park in Coonabarabran with a swimming pool. Set at the southern end of Coonabarabran on the Newell Highway, it offers the facilities of children's playground, kiosk, pool, gas barbecues and gas refills.
Set in a bushland setting with ample facilities for large groups. Accommodation includes Cabins, On-site vans, Powered Sites and Tent Sites.
Stay in a caravan park with good old fashioned country hospitality at reasonable rates, all within easy walking distance to town. Enjoy spacious amenities, powered and non-powered camping sites and good value en suite cabins. Drive through sites under big shady trees. A kiosk operates on premises.
John Oxley Caravan Park is located only 500 metres from tennis and squash courts and one kilometre from the Post Office.
The park offers 72 powered sites, 50 tent sites and several park cabins....
The Castlereagh Village is located to the north of Coonabarabran's central business district in a relaxing parkland setting. The property features spacious self-contained holiday units, affordable two bedroom cottages and family motel rooms. All rooms have digital television and reverse cycle air-conditioning. Linen is provided.
Have a dip in the swimming pool during the warmer months or a barbecue all year round.
A country style motel set in picturesque gardens with a generous size swimming pool that caters for the whole family.
The Coachman's is part of the Golden Chain motel group and is located 1.6 kilometres from the centre of town on the Newell Highway at the southern end of town.
Choose from single, queen and family size rooms. There is also an interconnecting room with a queen size bed and three single beds, perfect for that larger group.
The Coachman's Restaurant features a la carte and Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is open Monday through to Saturday for dinner and can cater for groups.
Coonabarabran's favourite meeting place, the Imperial Hotel is a family operated, country style hotel. It is located in the centre of Coonabarabran and is within walking distance to shops, restaurants and activities.
The Imperial Hotel features clean comfortable rooms and offers single, double and twin rooms with shared bathrooms as well as backpacker style accommodation and family sized rooms with en suites.
All rooms have air-conditioning and televisions. Sky television and Austar is also available. There is also a guest kitchen and lounge that overnight guests to the hotel are welcome to use.
The Imperial Hotel also offers a restaurant called Gecko Red. They serve good value counter meals and have a family dining room as well as a children's playroom. They can cater for different functions so just contact them to make arrangements.
The Matthew Flinders Motor Inn has 38 clean, comfortable units which are set back from the highway on two and a half acres of leafy surrounds where guests can sit around the large saltwater pool and enjoy the quiet and local wildlife. Ample parking available on the premises.
Rooms are available for people travelling with pets.
Rooms can accommodate up to six people. Free wi-fi is available. Restaurant and room service are available for meals.
The Motor Inn is located in the southern area of Coonabarabran and is not too far from shops, clubs and dining options.
Set amongst the Poplar trees, Poplars Motor Inn is located on the Newell Highway, just 600 metres from the centre of town. It is close to shops and restaurants and is located across the road from sporting ovals and tennis courts. It is also located within walking distance to a picnic area along the Castlereagh River at Neilson Park.
Poplars Motor Inn has a generous sized swimming pool and barbecue area, suitable for the whole family.
It offers single and double rooms and two bedroom family suites. The rooms contain video movies and televisions.
Poplars Motor Inn also houses Poplars Restaurant, which is licensed and features a wide variety a la carte menu. The restaurant is open daily from 6pm for dinner. Meals to rooms also available.
Poplars Motor Inn also has a separate function room available for hire and can cater for your group function....
The Warrumbungles Mountain Motel is set on 25 acres of picturesque landscaped gardens with no highway noise. Bordered by the Castlereagh River, it is the only motel adjacent to the Warrumbungle National Park. Meals are available for motel guests upon request.
The motel specialises in group bookings, catering for churches, schools, bushwalking, universities and astronomy groups. Separate large multi-share rooms are able to accommodate up to 100 people. Catering is provided for all groups. Special five day and seven day itineraries can be arranged to suit your group's needs. Licensed venue, meals are available. Bus and trailer parking.
The Banksia Marquee has been fully renovated and is available for functions such as conferences and weddings with more than 20 different menus for up to 200 people....
Girrawa Farm Stay is a spacious three bedroom house with accommodation for seven, and room for extras. It is newly refurbished, fully furnished, and has a new wood fire with all linen and cutlery.
Girrawa is part of a 4,500 acre farm located 17 kilometres south of Coonabarabran on the edge of the Warrumbungle Mountains. It is two kilometres off the Oxley Highway on an all weather road, with views up the Belar Creek Valley to the mountains. It is a quiet location and yet close to the town of Coonabarabran, and the attractions of the district such as the Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Springs Observatory. Wildlife abounds, cattle graze contentedly, people chill out.
Would you like to enjoy the outdoors with your horses and ride with the freedom of open space? Facilities are available to indulge you, and your horses as well. Pets are welcome.
Pilliga Pottery is situated on the beautiful 8,000 acre property, 'Barkala'.
The Old Schoolhouse was originally built for the owners' children to attend correspondence school, but has been transformed into self-catered accommodation. The large, Swiss style balcony offers restful views of the property, perfect for relaxing. Sleeps up to eight.
The self-contained Poet's Cottage is a private, peaceful retreat, a perfect place to unwind. Sleeps up to six people.
The Studio, a friendly and relaxing place to stay for large families or groups. Once the original pottery studio, now converted into spacious self-contained accommodation, featuring a recreation room with reading nook and beautiful handmade beds. Sleeps up to 16 people.
The Farmhouse provides bed and breakfast accommodation.
Eagle Valley Cottage is hand-made from natural and local materials with great attention to detail. Camping and caravans welcome.
Pottery classes and bird watching tours by appointment only. Pets are welcome.
This cottage is heritage listed, it was originally a maternity hospital built in the 1930's and has now been changed in to a Bed and Breakfast with a continental breakfast included.
With this accommodation you will have your own room which caters for two adults and two children but is a shared accommodation with the owner with the rest of the house.
You are welcome to use the kitchen to cook or if you would prefer to have a meal cooked for you this needs to be pre booked. A fridge is also supplied for your convenience. Continental breakfast included....
Overflow Bed and Breakfast is pet friendly, specialising in catering for pets travelling with their owners. Accommodation is within the owners house, but with private bedrooms and en suite. Pet minding is also available for a fee. This is not limited to visitors staying, but can also be utilised by visitors travelling with pets and wanting to visit the area for the day.
They are located only two minutes walk from the many restaurants and cafes in Coonabarabran - both fine dining and fast food.
There is under floor heating, eco air, escape proof fenced front and back yards, and a relaxing outdoor area to unwind after your journey.
Skywatch Observatory is a large mud brick building with local timber features, set up for you to have privacy and comfort while you view the stars or visit the other attractions of Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle shire. A fully cooked breakfast and guided tours of the night sky (weather permitting) are included in your booking.
The apartment has two bedrooms main with a queen bed, and the second bedroom has a queen and two single beds. There is also a separate sitting room, bathroom, and courtyard.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, dining room, 18 hole mini golf course, and garden areas.
Guided tours of the night sky from the viewing platform and with the telescopes are included if the weather permits. The observatory houses a 12.5 inch Newtonian Telescope and offers great views of the major planets when they are in the sky....
Bamboo Cottage is a self-contained house located in the heart of Coonabarabran. It has three large bedrooms making it ideal for families or larger groups.
The cottage is equipped with two reverse cycle air-conditioners and an open fire for the cooler months. It has a digital television, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, and barbecue.
Close to all the shops including Woolworths and cafes. You can enjoy all the benefits of being in town while still being able to relax in a quiet atmosphere. Also included is a continental breakfast....
The Castlereagh Village is set on eight pleasant parkland acres on the Northern outskirts of beautiful Coonabarabran.
Spacious fully self-contained cottages and motel units provide affordable comfortable accommodation (for up to six people) overnight or for more extended stays.
All rooms include linen, electric blankets, digital TV and reverse cycle air-conditioning. Parking is available for trailer and larger vehicles. Have a dip in the swimming pool in the warmer months and a barbecue all year round.
Pet friendly by negotiation.
Coonabarabran Mudbrick Cottage is hidden amidst the trees on this country property. It is a quaint self-contained mud brick solar cottage, accommodating up to five people with linen provided. The last one kilometre is on a dirt road
This self-contained solar cottage is set on 100 acres of bushland, seven kilometres south of Coonabarabran and is home to a wealth of wondrous wildlife. This serene environment creates an idyllic hideaway for holiday makers and their children.
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a little old fashioned Aussie bush magic, while cooking on a slow combustion stove or on the barbecue. Relax and enjoy the comfort of a wood heater on those cold winter nights. Laundry is also available. Pets are welcome, but at the property owner's discretion.
'A Cubby House For Adults' is how The Barn is described. A touch of luxury, with everything you need for a relaxing but very comfortable stay. This is a unique experience suitable for couples or small families. Playful animals for the youngsters or just young at heart, lovely park like surrounds, free access to main house WiFi (please ask). Dinner can be ordered and delivered to you, luxury linen and furnishings, total comfort with privacy, but close to town and the mountains. Your perfect rural get away just on the outskirts of Coonabarabran.
The Barn and Lavender Guest House Coonabarabran are located on the same 2.5 acre block, so weddings and large functions can be catered for - please ask prior to booking.
Tibuc Gardens Cottage is a two bedroom self-contained cottage set on 50 acres in the foothills of the Warrumbungle Mountains. This comfortably appointed accommodation is attractively presented with quality facilities including a modern kitchen, dining area and hooded gas barbecue with outdoor seating area. The last one kilometre is on a dirt road.
The cottage includes a comfortable lounge room, main bedroom with queen bed and second bedroom with two king single beds and a single bed ottoman in living area. Bathroom and separate toilet. All linen and breakfast basket provided.
A cafe is open nearby from Thursday to Monday 9am to 5pm for functions and visitors.
Tibuc Gardens Studio is next door to the Cafe and is open plan with a kitchenette, lounge room, queen and double bed in the one room. There is a separate toilet and bathroom. The Studio has barbecue facilities and outdoor dining.
The Wagon Wheel Motel and Units is set on six and a half acres of native bushland, just off the Newell Highway. Choose from a range of accommodation options including self-contained cabins, two bedroom units or motel rooms. Pool and undercover barbecue facilities available. Continental breakfast available. There is lots of room for trucks, trailers and coaches. Quiet location, families and pets welcome....
The Imperial Hotel Coonabarabran is a beautiful, heritage country pub right in the heart of the town. Coonabarabran site right at the halfway point on the inland Melbourne to Brisbane driving route, so is the perfect place to stop and have a rest as you travel. Their rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable pub rooms.
Barkala Farmstay is a working Australian farm and also the home of the famous Pilliga Pottery. A Farmstay is a different type of holidaying where you can do as much or as little as you want while staying on a farm. Accommodation and amenities suit the surroundings – at Barkala Farm they are a delightful combination of hand built European and Australian style guesthouses.
Come and stay on the working farm, Barkala, where you can wander the 12,000 acres that is home to cows, goats, sheep and horses and also chickens, turkeys, ducks and guinea pigs. Pick one of the unique hand built guesthouses to stay in and soak in the rustic atmosphere.
They offer home cooked delicious meals in the licensed Blue Wren Bush Cafe. Barkala Farmstay is home of Pilliga Pottery and they offer pottery classes, bird watching and bush walks at this magical place. The farm animals are always lots of fun to visit during your stay. The swimming pool is a great treat in the heat of Summer. In the Winter season you can collect your own fire wood on the property. Camp fires are allowed if the season permits....
The Clocktower Motor Inn is situated right in the center of Coonabarabran. This makes it an ideal location only a short walk to hotels, restaurants and clubs, as well as shops.
The motel is in a quiet location off the main highway with a solar heated swimming pool. The ground floor units offer value for money and excellent quality family accommodation.
Breakfast served to rooms....
Crystal Kingdom is the home of one of the world's most unique mineral collections, the "Minerals of the Warrumbungles".
See the world's rarest and most colourful Zeolite Crystals and learn about how the Coonabarabran area was once home to not one, but two volcanoes. Experienced staff are available to explain the fascinating origin of these extinct local volcanoes.
More than 500 examples of local minerals and fossils are on display. Not only are these treasures of the earth on show, their origin and use is explained and fact sheets are available.
The educational exhibition displays a range of fossils from 300 million years ago to the recent age of the Australian Megafauna.
Jewellery lovers and collectors will love browsing through the 'Crystal Shop'. Here you will find quality gemstone jewellery, crystals and fossils. You can also get creative with 'Rosie's Beads' and design your own unique piece of jewellery....
Coona Astro Ventures, provides day time solar observing, evening telescope viewing and night sky tours for bus groups, schools and the public in Coonabarabran and Baradine.
They offer, as part of the University of Southern Queensland Astronomy in Schools Program, a service for schools to experience the wonders of the night sky and learn about astronomy via classroom sessions and talks. The sky viewing program complements school curriculum requirements.
Coona Astro Ventures has telescopes will travel - for functions and visiting coach groups they can come to your accommodation or meet you at a central location.
Bookings essential noting that all viewing is weather dependant and pricing will vary according to numbers and distance.
The 90 minute show at the Warrumbungle Observatory includes an astronomy presentation while sitting under the stars and looking through telescopes at the planets, stars and galaxies.
Learn how to navigate around the night sky, observe through up to four telescopes, including the new 20-inch telescope, and have the opportunity to take photos of astronomical objects with your SLR camera. Bookings are essential....
Goanna Tracks Motocross and Enduro Complex has adrenaline pumping and engines roaring. Enjoy all styles of Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, Endurocross, FMX, ATVs and Trials.
The complex caters for all riders - from junior riders through to experienced riders - from the young to the young at heart. All tracks are built to national standards.
Goanna Tracks is located between Bugaldie and Coonabarabran on Kurrajong Road.
Camping is also available, please contact direct for further information. Facilities include showers, toilets and camp kitchen. Fees apply. No pets allowed....
Held every year on Easter Saturday, the Bunny Bazaar is a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The main street is closed to traffic from 8am to 1pm and locals and visitors alike can meander the street, enjoying the many street stalls, musical entertainment and great shopping specials. There's a jumping castle for the kid's entertainment and plenty of food stalls to tempt the tastebuds....
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 at GPS Latitude 31 degrees 16'16.34 South, Longitude 149 degrees 16'47.07 East.
Coonabarabran is located in the Warrumbungle Shire region....
*** This walk is still temporarily closed due to the January 2013 Bushfire. ***
Please contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre for further information.
The Tara Cave Walk offers an opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the rich Aboriginal culture of the Warrumbungle region, and an understanding of the original inhabitants of this area, the Gamilaraay people (also known as Gamilaroi and Kamilaroi people).
This is part of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Discovery Program. Bookings are essential and minimum numbers apply....