Hop on a Cotton Picker – for free at Narrabri, New South Wales

South of Moree, and north of The Pilliga in northern NSW, a town well worth a stop is Narrabri. 

Take the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre, for instance. Not just your regular info centre, inside you will find a giant red cotton picker that you can climb into and “operate”! Our kids loved it, and still remember the experience.

The cotton display is a must do, you’ll also find local produce, local attractions – and when we were there last they produced a guide just for kids on the region. Very much appreciated!

More things to do in the area:

  • Next to the car park is a Sporting Wall of Fame – as Narrabri was once name ‘Australia’s Sportiest Town’ 
  • Walk or cycle around Narrabri Lake – there is a BBQ/picnic area and bring your togs and kayak
  • Visit a fish farm – the largest aquaculture enterprise in NSW
  • Walk into history at Narrabri Gaol and Museum, add in a self guided historical walk around town
  • Mt Kaputar National Park due to reopen in March 2019 after fires
  • Visit neighbouring Wee Waa and Boggabri (more historical walks here, ask at the info centre)
  • Pilliga Forest
  • Birdwatching, bushwalking and fishing

Places to stay for campers and RV users (find them on the Camps Australia Wide App)

  • Narrabri Showground (NSW site 904 in Camps 10)
  • 3 caravan parks in town (see Caravan Parks 5: NSW sites 388-390)

The Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre is located on Tibbereena Street (Newell Highway) in Narrabri. Look for the giant blue “i”, you’ll also find it on the Camps Australia Wide App.

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