Towns along the Newell

Regional Explorer

Narrabri Shire

The untamed beauty of Mt Kaputar National Park, the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths, the Pilliga Forest and the wondrous CSIRO Australia Telescope are just a few suggestions of how to spend your time in the Narrabri Shire.

Warrumbungle Shire

Warrumbungle Shire straddles the Newell and is a place of many contrasts with great ways to fill your days… and nights. Coonabarabran is the Astronomy Capital of Australia and hosts Australia’s largest optical astronomy research facility, Siding Spring Observatory.


This charming town offers a selection of affordable accommodation, restaurants, cafes, bakery, shopping, events, sightseeing, attractions and entertainment.


Located in the heart of NSW, halfway between Melbourne and Brisbane, Dubbo makes an ideal interstate breather. Relax on the lush banks of the majestic Macquarie River, enjoy that novel on-the-go or simply watch a stunning country sunset.