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Goorianawa is a small locality about 40 km northwest from Coonabarabran. Population nominal.

Goorianawa: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Guinema Road Tourist Drive

The Guinema Road Tourist Drive shows the stunning geological formations located in the rugged volcanic landscape of the Warrumbungles.

This is a pretty area of the Warrumbungles that can be viewed by car along Guinema Road. The turn off is about 20 kilometres north west of Coonabarabran, where you will discover some amazing views of the mighty ancient escarpments of the National Park.

Due to the January 2013 bushfires that burnt most of the Warrumbungle National Park, new rock faces have been revealed along with columnar structures and volcanic dykes and plugs. You can now see the margins of the tuffaceous deposits and massive trachytes flows or domes which couldn't be seen before because of the heavy covering of trees and undergrowth.

Part of this drive is dirt road but can be accessed by both car or four wheel drive, weather permitting.

For further enquiries contact Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre.

Wellington Street
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 13.8K from Goorianawa

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is an architecturally designed, environmentally sustainable, multipurpose facility featuring the latest in interactive displays and technology.

Managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and adjacent to their offices, the Discovery Centre incorporates a conference room available for after hours use by the community. The centre captivates visitors of all ages, helping them discover the hidden secrets of the Pilliga forest and the stories of yesteryear with this fun and entertaining exhibition. Your 'walk in the forest' reveals fauna, flora and Aboriginal cultural heritage - the Pilliga as you have never seen it before.

For further information about scenic drives, walks, birdwatching and attractions in the Pilliga Forest, contact the friendly staff at The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre and pick up maps and attraction listings to plan your itinerary.

50 - 58 Wellington Street
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 13.8K from Goorianawa

Pilliga Forest Lookout Tower

The Pilliga Forest Lookout Tower is located at Salt Caves visitor area in Timmallallie National Park, about 45 kilometres by road north-east of Baradine. The visitor area has a free gas barbecue, picnic tables, interpretive signage, shelters, and toilet.

The cave itself is a great example of shelters used by traditional Aboriginal people, with evidence of its occupation recorded. There is also an easy one kilometre walk to the Salt Caves Dam which is a great place to sit and spot wildlife coming in for a drink. Free camping is available but you need to be self sufficient.

Timmallallie National Park
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 13.9K from Goorianawa

Pilliga Forest

Pronounced pilly-gah, the Pilliga Forest is the largest native inland forest west of the Great Dividing Range, with over 500,000 hectares to explore. Baradine is a great place to start your adventure with a visit to the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre.

There are many scenic forest drives, bird routes, walking tracks, picnic, toilet and camping facilities, free gas barbecues are located at both Salt Caves and Dandry Gorge picnic areas.

Dandry Gorge Aboriginal Area is where you can visit the latest Pilliga Forest experience and discover a hidden gem, the 'Sculptures in the Scrub'. The Sandstone Caves, Salt Caves and Dandry Gorge all have marked walking tracks. Take a look out over the Pilliga forest from the New Lookout Tower situated at the Salt Caves picnic area.

Please note all plants, animals and rock features are protected. All roads in the Pilliga Forest are unsealed and driving requires extra care.

Pilliga Forest,
(between Coonabarabran and Narrabri)
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 13.9K from Goorianawa

Baradine Local Aboriginal Land Council and Keeping Place

Come in and look at the local artefacts at the Baradine Local Aboriginal Land Council building. After visiting this building, take a stroll down the main street of Baradine and visit the Pilliga Discovery Centre, which will also give you opportunities to immerse yourself in the visual history of this land.

Macquarie Street
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 14.2K from Goorianawa

Siding Spring Observatory

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, including the 3.9 metre Anglo Australian Telescope, the 2.3 metre Advanced Technology Telescope and the two metre Faulkes 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.

Observatory Road,
Off John Renshaw Parkway
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 23.5K from Goorianawa

Warrumbungle National Park Discovery Program

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.

John Renshaw Parkway / Timor Road,
Warrumbungle National Park
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 24.5K from Goorianawa

Goorianawa: Events

Baradine Show

The Baradine Show is celebrating its 82nd show in 2017, with lots on offer including agriculture, an art display from local talent, equestrian events, sheep and cattle, local produce, photography displays, demonstrations, rides, show bags, and live entertainment.

Come along and check out the pavilions displaying the best produce across a range of categories, including sheep, wool, cattle, horticulture, and handicrafts.

The sheep dog trials, vintage car and engine displays, tractor demonstrations, magic show with Toot the Magician, bull rides, and side show alley will keep you entertained from dawn till dusk.

A champagne marquee with live music will be open from 4pm till late. The fireworks display will entertain and delight both young and old after nightfall.

Open from 6am until late.

Event Dates
      18th Mar

Lachlan Street
Baradine, NSW, 2396

Located 14.0K from Goorianawa

Siding Spring Observatory Open Day

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.

Timor Road
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 23.5K from Goorianawa


During the long weekend in October, Siding Spring Observatory 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.

Event Dates
      2nd Oct

Observatory Road
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 23.5K from Goorianawa

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