Getting Here and Around

Getting Here 

The Warrumbungle Region is located in Central NSW, 5-6 hours from Sydney. The region is about half way between Melbourne and Brisbane and the regional centres of Dubbo and Tamworth are within two hours drive.

  • Brisbane, 700km, 9 hours
  • Melbourne, 985km, 11 hours
  • Sydney, 450km, 5-6 hours
  • Newcastle, 345km, 4 hours
  • BrokenHill, 825km, 10 hours
  • Dubbo, 160km, 1.8 hours
  • Tamworth, 180km, 2.1 hours
  • Mudgee, 190km, 2.1 hours
  • Narrabri, 118km, 1.1 hours
  • Parkes, 280km, 3.5 hours


Getting Around


Download the Coonabarabran Town map and the Warrumbungle Region map here.

Touring by Car

If you’re travelling from Sydney’s west to the region, the most direct route is via the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains to Mudgee and then along the Castlereagh Highway through the towns of Dunedoo and Mendooran.

From Sydney via Newcastle, take the New England Highway to Branxton and detour through Merriwa along the Golden Highway. Take the Warrumbungle Way through Coolah and Binnaway to reach Coonabarabran.

For the most direct route from Melbourne and Brisbane, travel the Newell Highway which runs through the main street of Coonabarabran. The turn off to the towns of Baradine, Binnaway, Mendooran, Dunedoo and Coolah are located just off the highway on sealed scenic touring routes.

If travelling from Adelaide, take the Sturt or the Mallee Highways to join the Newell Highway and follow it through to Coonabarabran, or turn off at Gilgandra and visit Mendooran, Dunedoo, Coolah and Binnaway.



Trainlink has services from Sydney to the region stopping at Dunedoo, Coolah, Mendooran, Binnaway, Coonabarabran and Baradine. Trains depart Central Station in Sydney every day to Lithgow and then by coach to your destination. On Saturday the coach only travels as far as Dunedoo. For timetables and prices for Trainlink please visit or call 132232. Trainlink also has a bus service between Dubbo and Tamworth which runs through Coonabarabran. This service runs on Mondays and Fridays only

Sid Foggs operate regular services between Newcastle and Dubbo which stops in Dunedoo. For bookings and timetable please contact 1800 045 952.  


Satellite Taxis (24 hour service with prior booking) 0429 421 113. There is no public transport within the towns of the region. There are regular services running between towns but no services for around the towns.  

Bus/Charter Hire

  • McWhirter’s Bus Service Ph: 02 6842 3054
  • Prugger’s Bus and Coach Service Ph: 02 6842 1342
  • David Baker Clipper Bus Ph: 0427 956 525 



There are three airports in the surrounding region that have regular flights from Sydney. Dubbo is located to the south of the region and has regular Qantas and Rex Airlines flights from Sydney. Qantas also flies regularly to Tamworth, within 2 hours drive east of the region and Narrabri, approximately one hour’s drive north of the region.   

Car Hire

Car hire is available at Dubbo airport from Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.


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Related links

Tourism NSW

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle Shire Council

Newell Highway

Siding Spring Observatory

NSW Department of Lands

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Warrumbungle Region Visitor Information Facebook

Coolah NSW

Dunedoo NSW