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Warkton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive


Launch into Coonabarabran, Central NSW, on the Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive and explore the planets as it you were hurtling through space. Journey through the Solar System and picturesque countryside on one or all of the five drives that lead to Australia's largest optical astronomy centre, Siding Spring Observatory which is one of the country's largest centre for optical astronomy research and learn, fascinating facts about the universe along the way.

The colourful three-dimensional planets on the billboards are scaled in size relative to the huge observatory dome and the location of the billboards are scaled in distance, just as you'd find the planets in outer space - only 38 million times smaller!

The Worlds Largest Virtual Solar System Drive is a daytime experience. Visitors are encouraged to stop at each planet in a safe manner, taking care when pulling off and back onto the roadway.








Newell Highway
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 11.3K from Warkton

Australian Museum Diprotodon Exhibition


The Australian Museum Diprotodon Exhibition is housed at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, on the Newell Highway, at the southern end of town.

The exhibition displays the skeleton and skull of a Diprotodon, the largest marsupial ever to have lived. It is often likened to a giant sized wombat. The remains of the Diprotodon were found in the creek bed of Cox's Creek near Tambar Springs in 1979. The exhibition also provides information on other mega fauna that were believed to have existed at around the same time.

Free guided tours of the display are available for groups with advance notice. Please call the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre for more information.

There is also an area located in the Museum which shows art work from local artists, as well as an Aboriginal Keeping Place.




Coonabarabran Visitor Centre,
Newell Highway
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.2K from Warkton

Woodpecker Gun


The Woodpecker Gun is a War Memorial to those who served in the Second World War. The Japanese Machine Gun, which is at the front of the Memorial Swimming Pool, adjacent to the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, was captured on August 3, 1945 during combat in New Guinea and is a free attraction to visit.

There is an information board at the gun site with details of the capture and a listing of the Coonabarabran men and women who served in World War Two and the Vietnam War.

After visiting this attraction, walk just 200 metres south to visit the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre where you can collect information on other attractions throughout the Warrumbungle Region. This is a 24 hour viewing place.




John Street,
Corner of Edward Street
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.2K from Warkton

Coona Astro Ventures


Coona Astro Ventures, provides day time solar observing, evening telescope viewing and night sky tours for bus groups, schools and the public in Coonabarabran and Baradine.

They offer, as part of the University of Southern Queensland Astronomy in Schools Program, a service for schools to experience the wonders of the night sky and learn about astronomy via classroom sessions and talks. The sky viewing program complements school curriculum requirements.

Coona Astro Ventures has telescopes will travel - for functions and visiting coach groups they can come to your accommodation or meet you at a central location.

Bookings essential noting that all viewing is weather dependant and pricing will vary according to numbers and distance.





John Street
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.3K from Warkton

Crystal Kingdom


Crystal Kingdom is the home of one of the world's most unique mineral collections, the "Minerals of the Warrumbungles".

See the world's rarest and most colourful Zeolite Crystals and learn about how the Coonabarabran area was once home to not one, but two volcanoes. Experienced staff are available to explain the fascinating origin of these extinct local volcanoes.

More than 500 examples of local minerals and fossils are on display. Not only are these treasures of the earth on show, their origin and use is explained and fact sheets are available.

The educational exhibition displays a range of fossils from 300 million years ago to the recent age of the Australian Megafauna.

Jewellery lovers and collectors will love browsing through the 'Crystal Shop'. Here you will find quality gemstone jewellery, crystals and fossils. You can also get creative with 'Rosie's Beads' and design your own unique piece of jewellery.




16 Chappell Avenue
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.3K from Warkton

Warkton: Events

The Bok Lecture


The annual Bok Lecture's featured guest for 2016 is Amanda Bauer.

Tickets are free but you must register on the StarFest web site. Seats are limited so be early to avoid disappointment.

StarFest is the weekend extravaganza of events hosted by Siding Spring Observatory during Festival of the Stars. StarFest includes the popular Bok Lecture, the exciting Science in the Pub and the full array of Open Day activities that occur on top of Siding Spring Observatory.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Oct


Edwards Street
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 11.7K from Warkton

Coonabarabran Agricultural Show


Features of this year's Coonabarabran Agricultural Show include workshops, dog shows, rodeo, an art exhibition, Wood Chop Competition, the Team Penning Competition, fireworks display, animal nursery, plus an amazing array of other exhibits.

Find the 'Coonabarabran Show' Facebook Page to see and hear about all the events and features in the lead up to the show.


Event Dates
2017
      10th Mar


Newell Highway
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.2K from Warkton

Bunny Bazaar


Held every year on Easter Saturday, the Bunny Bazaar is a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The main street is closed to traffic from 8am to 1pm and locals and visitors alike can meander the street, enjoying the many street stalls, musical entertainment and great shopping specials. There's a jumping castle for the kid's entertainment and plenty of food stalls to tempt the tastebuds.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr


John Street
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.3K from Warkton

Warkton: Travel Tips

Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre


Call into the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre for helpful advice on local attractions, national parks, accommodation, eating out options, and events information. There are maps, guide books, souvenirs and gifts available for purchase. The Visitor Centre is located only a short walk from Coonabarabran central business district and there is plenty of parking for caravans and motorhomes.

While there, take a look at the museum which houses the Diprotodon, Art Gallery and the Aboriginal Keeping Place. Also available are talks on the Diprotodon for school groups and all other groups. Bookings essential.




Newell Highway
Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357

Located 14.2K from Warkton

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