Narrabri is situated 560km north west of Sydney on the Kamilaroi Highway and 560km south west of Brisbane on the Newell Highway. Narrabri was settled by European graziers on the banks of the Namoi River in the mid-1800s. It was proclaimed a town in 1860. Today, Narrabri is a bustling town offering a wonderful selection of shopping, restaurants, attractions and museums.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town’s name means ‘forked waters’, which aptly describes the splintering waterways you will see as you pass over the Namoi River, the Narrabri Creek and the creek’s sub-branch, Horse Arm Creek.replacenewlinereplacenewlineNarrabri Shire is the heart of Australia’s cotton industry with vast fields of snow-white blooms blanketing the countryside through Boggabri, Narrabri and Wee Waa in summer and autumn.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe industry’s short but fascinating history can be traced through the interactive exhibits at the Australian Cotton Centre in Narrabri, the main centre of the shire.replacenewlinereplacenewlineNestled on the banks of the Namoi River, Narrabri offers an excellent selection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and a theatre complex.replacenewlineMt Kaputar National Park rises up from the black soil plains to the east; the Pilliga Scrub stretches across the south-west horizon; and there are plenty of attractions such as olive plantations, aquaculture farms, wineries and the massive CSIRO Australia Telescope all within a short drive of Narrabri and Wee Waa.

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Around Narrabri NSW 2390

Our Picks on what to Do in Narrabri NSW

Narrabri Show

Sawn Rocks Walking Track

Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum - NSW

Our Picks on where to Stay in Narrabri NSW

Aaron Inn Motel

Southern Cross Motor Inn

Selina Street Bed and Breakfast

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Narrabri NSW

The Outback Shack Bar & Grill

Coogle Cafe

On Lee

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 212 m
  • Population: 1860
  • State electorate(s): Barwon
  • Federal Division(s): Parkes
  • Established (yr): 1860
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Gunnedah NSW 2380 (97.6 km, 1 hr 13 mins)
Wee Waa NSW 2388 (41.8 km, 34 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Narrabri NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.