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Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre

Newell Highway
Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Friendly and helpful advice from locals in the know!

Freecall: 1800 242 881
Phone: (02) 6849 2144
Fax: (02) 6842 2766
Email: coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

OPEN 7 days, 9am - 5pm except Christmas Day

Comprehensive brochue range * Maps * Clean Public Toilets * Easy Parking * Caravan Parking * Free BBQ facilities * Souvenirs * Gifts

Postal: PO Box 191
Coonabarabran
NSW 2357

 

051101 Coonabarabran Coonabarabran Visitor Centre

 

Have you met a giant Diprotodon lately?

Drop into our visitors centre and meet our giant Diprotodon. He was found near Tambar Springs in 1979 and is thought to be over 33 000 years old! 
The exhibition is free and is open to the public 7 days from 9am—5pm.

There is interpretive information in the exhibition and guided tours are available for groups with advance notice.

Also visit our new Aboriginal Keeping Place with lots of artefacts on display and art which has been done by local Artists.

Call 1800 242 881 to book a guided tour of the Diprotodon exhibit.

051101 Coonarabran Australian Diprotodon Exhibition - Skull

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Astronomy in Gamilaraay

Discover the Aboriginal Dreaming Storys of “The Morning Star and his Sons”, “Yowie, the Spirit of Death, and the Southern Cross” and “The Seven Emu Sisters” in the exhibition area of the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre.

The stories recount the creation of three constellations: The Morning Star, Orion and the Southern Cross.

Before you begin reading the stories, try pronouncing some Gamilaraay words linked with astronomy to get you started…

  • Mirii - star
  • Mirii yanan - shooting star
  • Warrambul - Milky Way
  • Gilay - Moon
  • Gunagala - sky
  • Dhawun - Earth
  • Bulunbunun - two stars (near the southern cross)
  • Miyaymiyaay - seven sisters (stars)

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Related links

World Holiday Destinations – Coonabarabran
www.worldholidaydestinations.com

Solar System Drive
www.solarsystemdrive.com

Tourism NSW
www.visitnsw.com

Warrumbungle National Park
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Warrumbungle Shire Council
www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

Newell Highway
www.newellhighway.org.au

Golden Highway
www.golden-highway.com.au

Siding Spring Observatory
www.sidingspring.com.au

NSW Department of Lands
www.lands.nsw.gov.au

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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