Tourism

The town has a nine-hole golf course, Tooraweenah Caravan Park, The Mountain View Hotel and a general store.

Tooraweenah Park

Located in the middle of Tooraweenah, the Lions Park includes modern play equipment, public toilets, barbeque facilities and plenty of shaded grass areas. Located at the park are also cricket nets, tennis courts, basket ball ring and a sporting field facilities.

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Emu Farm

The Macanbar Emu Farm (featured on The Amazing Race Australia 2021) is located 20km north of Tooraweenah. Come face to face with Australia’s largest bird on their Emu tours or browse the various Emu products.

More information see the Emu Logic Website for more information.

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Australian Museum Diprotodon and Megafauna display

Located in the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre, a 45-minute drive from Tooraweenah, the exhibit includes the skeleton of the largest marsupial to ever live (Diprotodon) over 30,000 years ago.

The exhibit also includes murals and artifacts related to the Australian Megafauna.

 

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

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Hickey Falls

Located less than 19 minutes from Tooraweenah along the Newell Highway Hickey Falls is a regular stop and stretch destination. 

Walk a short track to a stunning and relaxing waterfall in amongst the Australian bush.

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 Warrumbungle Observatory

The observatory is located at the foothill of the Warrumbungles, just 9km from Coonabarabran. 

The observatory conducts viewing sessions to see with your own eyes stars and plants through a number of telescopes and astro-photography sessions. For more information visit the Warrumbungles Observatory website.

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Barkala Farm

Located off the Newell Highway, outside of Coonabarabran, hosts a variety of activities and sights. From the Pilliga Pottery that hosts unique Australian native flora and fauna pottery to the Blue Wren Café serving delicious home-made food and many more things to see and do. For more information follow this link.

Sandstone Caves

Take a self-guided or guided tour, with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. Walking through scenic forest to breathtaking sandstone hills with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravings.

For more information or to book a guided tour follow this link.  

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Rural Museum

In the rural town of Gilgandra just a 35-minute drive from Tooraweenah, you can marvel at the pieces of history housed at the Gilgandra Rural Museum. Marvel at the extensive and exciting range of agricultural and plant machinery as well as a variety of household and general items from day past. For more information, follow this link.

Orana Cactus World

Stare in awe at the 1000 varieties of cactus and succulents in this magnificent garden and nursery located in Gilgandra. The owner, Lester Meyers, is a lifelong cacti enthusiast who loving tends to the array of cacti from the sculptural to the looming cacti, towering over all who wonder through. Stop in for a stroll through the mind-blowing collection and even bring a cactus of your own home.

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