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Goanna Tracks Motocross and Enduro Complex

Kurrajong Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Coonabarabran's newest attraction, the Goanna Tracks Motocross and Enduro Complex has adrenaline pumping and engines roaring. Enjoy all styles of Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, Endurocross, FMX, ATV's and Trials. The complex caters for all

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Warrumbungle National Park Discovery Program

John Renshaw Parkway / Timor Road, Warrumbungle National Park, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Discover nature's classroom on Discovery Ranger guided walks, talks, and tours in the Warrumbungle National Park. Discovery Programs operate during autumn, winter and spring school holidays. Bookings are essential for activities so contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitors Centre for further details on the number supplied or download a copy of the events program from the Warrumbungle region's web site.
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Siding Spring Observatory

Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Siding Spring Observatory is Australia's premier optical astronomical research facility. Located 27 kilometres west of Coonabarabran on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park, it is home of Australia's largest optical telescopes, the 3.9 metre Anglo Australian Telescope, and the 2.3 metre Advanced Technology Telescope. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Exploratory with hands on activities and information about the universe, the solar system and the research activities undertaken by astronomers at the site. The annual Star Fest celebration at Siding Spring Observatory is held on the first weekend in October. It's your chance to explore the whole site, talk with astronomers about the universe and the research they are undertaking. You might even get a chance to take a look through a telescope yourself! More information can be found on the web site.
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Milroy Observatory

Morriseys Road, off Baradine Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Night Sky Show. Milroy Observatory offers breathtaking tours of rich star fields in the Milky Way and beyond, through the largest public telescope in the southern hemisphere. Be captivated as you also see nebulas and planets through the refurbished 15 ton telescope! Not just stars through telescopes, your astronomical guide Cam Wylie blends cosmic understanding with ancient culture giving a fascinating insight into how humanity has been shaped by the skies above, in his highly recommended show 'Astronomy DownUnder'. This was the first Siding Spring research instrument built in 1964 by engineers who later built the Hubble Telescope! You will look through a piece of living history as you follow in the footsteps of Australia's most famous deep space explorers. Bring along your DSLR and capture a stunning astrophotograph through the telescope. Make your own discovery at Milroy Observatory on the famous 40 foot telescope.
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Warrumbungle Observatory

Timor Road, 'Tenby', Coonabarabran NSW 2357
The 90 minute show at the Warrumbungle Observatory includes an astronomy presentation while sitting under the stars and live video images of the Moon and planets. Learn how to navigate around the night sky, observe through up to six telescopes, including the new 20-inch telescope, and have the opportunity to take photos of astronomical objects with your SLR camera. Daytime observing of the sun is also available on clear days, please call before you come. There is a mobile telescope service with up to four telescopes available for groups at local motels, or camp sites as well as any location within New South Wales.
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Crystal Kingdom

16 Chappell Avenue, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
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.
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Warrumbungle Arts and Crafts Gallery

56b Cassilis Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
The Warrumbungle Arts and Crafts Gallery is an exhibition of locally produced arts and crafts. Beautiful examples of cross stitch, embroidery, patchwork, jewellery, scrapbooking, spinning and weaving are on display alongside stunning artworks - all created by talented local artists and craft ladies. Immerse yourself in all things creative at this wonderful gallery!
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Coona Astro Ventures

John Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
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.
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Woodpecker Gun

John Street, Corner of Edward Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
The Woodpecker Gun is a War Memorial to those who served in the Second World War. The Japanese Machine Gun, which is at the front of the Memorial Swimming Pool, adjacent to the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, was captured on August 3, 1945 during combat in New Guinea and is a free attraction to visit. There is an information board at the gun site with details of the capture and a listing of the Coonabarabran men and women who served in World War Two and the Vietnam War. After visiting this attraction, walk just 200 metres south to visit the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre where you can collect information on other attractions throughout the Warrumbungle Region. This is a 24 hour viewing place.
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Australian Museum Diprotodon Exhibition

Coonabarabran Visitor Centre, Newell Highway, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
The Australian Museum Diprotodon Exhibition is housed at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, on the Newell Highway, at the southern end of town. The exhibition displays the skeleton and skull of a Diprotodon, the largest marsupial ever to have lived. It is often likened to a giant sized wombat. The remains of the Diprotodon were found in the creek bed of Cox's Creek near Tambar Springs in 1979. The exhibition also provides information on other mega fauna that were believed to have existed at around the same time. Free guided tours of the display are available for groups with advance notice. Please call the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre for more information. There is also an area located in the Museum which shows art work from local artists, as well as an Aboriginal Keeping Place.
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Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive

21809 - Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Launch into Coonabarabran, Central NSW, on the Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive and explore the planets as if you were hurtling through space. Journey through the Solar System and picturesque countryside on one or all of the five drives that lead to Australia's largest optical astronomy research centre, Siding Spring Observatory, and  learn fascinating facts about the universe along the way.
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The colourful three-dimensional planets on the billboards are scaled in size relative to the huge observatory dome of the AAT at Siding Spring which is depicted as The Sun in the Solar System Drive. The locations of the billboards are scaled in distance, just as you'd find the planets in outer space - only 38 million times smaller! The Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive is a daytime experience and visitors are encouraged to stop at each planet in a safe manner, taking care when pulling off and back onto the roadway.

 

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Wattagan Estate Winery

Oxley Highway, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Located only a short drive north east from Coonabarabran on the Oxley Highway, Wattagan Estate Winery is a rural winery producing nine wine varieties. Open for wine tastings and cellar door sales. Morning, afternoon teas and light lunches available for group bookings only. Coaches and groups are welcome - prior bookings appreciated. Catering for weddings, dinners and small functions.

StarFest

Observatory Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** During the long weekend in October, Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) opens its doors to the general public. You can get up close and personal with the telescopes, instruments, astronomers and engineers at SSO. The weekend features Science in the Pub, Open Day, and the Bok Lecture. Science in the Pub is an evening of friendly banter between world renown astronomers and scientists on topical scientific issues. The public can engage with them, ask questions and learn new and exciting facts about our universe. The Open Day is an all access event. Activities include "mini-talks" by professionals for both adults and children, science demonstrations, displays from organisations like ANSTO, CSIRO, and Questacon, and a market featuring local produce and wares. The Bok Lecture is a presentation by a world renown professional in the field of space science. The presentation topics can be quite diverse, from life in space to the expanding universe....

Siding Spring Observatory Open Day

Timor Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
For one day of the year, Siding Spring Observatory opens its telescopes to the public. It's your chance to take a closer look at the operations of Australia's largest optical telescope site. There'll be talks by world famous astronomers, talks designed for children, science displays and activities, solar observing, classic cars display, Taronga Western Plains Zoo exhibition, rockets, food and refreshments. Come along and make this a great family day out. The Siding Spring Observatory Open Day runs from 9.30am to 4pm....