Coonabarabran, NSW

Coonabarabran is on Newell Highway (A39) and Oxley Highway (B56)

War Memorial Clock Tower in Coonabarabran
Photo by Mattinbgn

Coonabarabran is considered the "astronomy capital of Australia", and many of the businesses and government buildings in the town feature astronomically themed information plaques. Within the Coonabarabran Information Centre there is a skeleton of a giant Diprotodon, the largest marsupial ever to live. Likened to a giant wombat, these marsupials roamed the area over 30,000 years ago. The skeleton was unearthed east of Coonabarabran at Tambar Springs in 1979.

Coonabarabran Information Centre

Newell Highway,
Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Phone (02) 6849 2144
Freecall: 1800 242 881

Map of Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran Photos

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016