Welcome to the Warrumbungle Region

Important Notice to Visitors

The impacts of COVID-19 are now in full affect and the implementation of new legislation and guidelines is affecting the operation of many of our tourism operators.

For current information on accommodation, attractions & eating out closures, we recommend that you contact operators directly. Alternatively, please contact the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre by  phone 1800 242 881 or email coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au so that we can assist with your enquiry.


We are endeavouring to keep our information as current as possible and thank you for your patience during this trying time.


Visit the charming country towns of the Warrumbungle Region

Warrumbungle Region offers a place to relax in unspoilt beauty, where you can discover hidden treasures and unwind in peaceful country towns. Visit the lovely towns of COONABARABRAN, COOLAH, DUNEDOO, MENDOORAN, BARADINE and BINNAWAY and experience the magic of it all.

Bushwalk and camp amongst spectacular scenery in Warrumbungle National Park, discover giant grass trees in Coolah Tops National Park, and marvel at rare birds and wildlife in the Pilliga Forest.

Visit Australia's largest optical astronomy research facility, Siding Spring Observatory. Gaze through telescopes at our stunning starry night skies, admire mineral and fossil displays, watch artists at work and meet the friendly locals. 

Located in Central NSW, Warrumbungle Region is 5-6 hours drive from Sydney, half way between Melbourne and Brisbane, and within 2 hours drive of the regional cities of Dubbo and Tamworth.

Statistics for Warrumbungle Region

Urban Population  Coonabarabran 3174, Baradine 762, Binnaway 777, Coolah 1278, Dunedoo 1253, Mendooran 450.

Area of the Warrumbungle Shire is 12 380 km sq,

Temperatures average Summer min +13 deg C, max +30 deg C, Winter min +1 deg C, max 17 deg C.

Elevation  Coonabarabran 500m, Baradine 300m, Binnaway 400m, Coolah 480m, Dunedoo 380m, Mendooran 360m.


Water restrictions throughout the Warrumbungle Shire Council Area

Currently there are water restriction in place in Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Mendooran, Coolah and Dunedoo.

Graphic Town Water Supply - water restrictions  Click here for more information on the water restrictions throughout the Shire area.  

Volunteers needed at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre

Vols Christmas 2019

Coonabarabran Visitor Centre Volunteers Appreciation Dinner for 2019

Do you want to spend time helping others enjoy themselves?

Become a Volunteer Tourism Officer at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre.

Call into the Coona VIC today and have a talk with the friendly staff or call them on 1800 242 881 to enquire about this great opportunity to promote your local town.

VIC Volunteer Application Package 

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Related links

World Holiday Destinations – Coonabarabran

Solar System Drive

Tourism NSW

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle Shire Council

Newell Highway

Golden Highway

Siding Spring Observatory

NSW Department of Lands

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

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