Barraba, NSW

Barraba is on Fossickers Way (B95)

Barraba Attractions

Adams Lookout

Adams Lookout has excellent views of Barraba and the surrounding countryside. It is a great place for a picnic in a quiet rural environment. You can see as far west as Mount Kaputar, one of the highest peaks in north-west New South Wales while overlooking some of the best prime beef country in Australia.

Turn east off Fossickers Way, 3 kilometres north of Barraba where it is signposted to Bundarra. Travel approximately 2 kilometres. The lookout is sign posted.

Birdwatching Trails

The Barraba area is a district renowned for bird watching, which can be undertaken along any of the 14 recognised ‘bird routes’ in the area. Bird watching enthusiasts may also be able to spot the endangered Regent Honeyeater among the 190 species of birds that frequent the area. You can pick up a brochure with listings of bird sightings plus details of the bird trails from the Information Centre in Queen Street (Fossickers Way).

Horton Falls

If you want to see these falls to the fullest allow at least a half a day. They are the most spectacular during wet periods and can dry up totally during long dry spells. Take the 10 minute walk from the car park to the top of the falls or for those of you who are more physically fit take the fairly steep trail to the base of the falls which will take at least 1.5 hours return.

Turn west off Fossickers Way, at the centre of the Barraba township, onto Alice Street which becomes Trevellyn Road. Travel 20 kilometres then turn left onto Mount Lindsay Road. Travel 10 kilometres to the Horton Falls turn off which is on the right, and follow the signs to the car park and picnic area which is another 8 kilometres.

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016