Narrabri Astro Event weekend away

Fri, 8 Sep 2023 to Mon, 11 Sep 2023

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Outings
    Venue: Narrabri
    Description: Narrabri Astro Event weekend away
    Renowned for the production of some of the world's highest quality wheat, cotton, fat lambs and beef and home to several research facilities, the Narrabri region is truly a wonderful area to visit.
    Take one glimpse of a clear night sky and you will be left with no doubt as to why this region is known as "Big Sky' country. Star filled night skies have facilitated the growth of the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array, whose six radio telescopes are gleaming beacons of scientific advancement.
    Mt Kaputar, the Piliga, endless fields of wheat and cotton, birds and wetlands, caves and rock formations are sure to give plenty of opportunities for some pretty wonderful photography.

    The drive from Lindfield is six hours. The drive takes you through some lovely country towns, one being Murrurundi, a small rural service centre loacted by the Pages River at the foot of the Liverpool Ranges. Murrurundi and its rural heritage has been well preserved with the main street, Mayne Street, being declared an urban conservation area.

    Our itinerary is -

    Friday 6 pm BBQ at Big Sky Caravan Park
    Saturday morning sunrise shoot, possibly at Yarrie Lake. Time and confirmation of location will be decided at the BBQ on Friday night by those interested in attending. 
    - 10 am Saturday - Woolshed visit. Spring Plains Rd west towards Wee Waa.
    - 4.45 pm CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array, Yarrie Lake Rd. Please note the boom gate closes at 5 pm. It should be possible to bring a snack as we may stay there for some time.
    Sunday - Suggested points of interest. Mt Kaputar National Park 105 km east along the Kaputar Rd. Sawn Rocks 23 km along the Killarney Gap Rd, Rocky Glacial Area a further 40 kms along the same Rd. Pilliga National Park 105 km west along the Pilliga Road. Other suggestions are - Yarrie Lake for birds, Narrabri Lake & the Fish Farm.
    - Sunday dinner 6.30 pm at the Narrabri Club

    Suggested Accommodation

    Big Sky Caravan Park        Highway Tourist Village
    02 679 212 94                        02 679 214 38