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Narrabri & Wee Waa Lifestyle

Narrabri is a charming town in the heart of the Namoi Valley, where you can explore the natural wonders of Mount Kaputar and the Pilliga Forest. Discover the rich history and culture of the Gamilaroi people, who have lived in the area for thousands of years. Enjoy the scenic views of the Yarrie Lake, where you can swim, fish and boat.

Experience the rural charm of the Narrabri Show and Wee Waa Show, where you can see farm animals, crafts and entertainment. Narrabri is a perfect destination for outdoor lovers, who can camp, cycle, horse ride and birdwatch in the stunning wilderness.

A range of outdoor festivals are celebrated throughout the year. There are a wide range of social, cultural and sporting events to keep people of all ages and tastes entertained.

There’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages. Check out the below websites and pop some dates in your diary!

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Key attractions
  • Self-guided historical walks - Learn about the fascinating history of our towns – maps have been developed for Narrabri, Wee Waa and Boggabri. Drop into the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre to pick a hardcopy or download here.
  • Narrabri Town Drive - The Aboriginal meaning of Narrabri (Forked Water) refers to the Namoi River and its tributary, Narrabri Creek, which splits the town in three. The Town Drive directs you through each of these sections, giving you a glimpse of the old, new, business, residential and recreational areas, with the brochure indicating points of interest along the way.
  • The Crossing Theatre - Home to the Narrabri Civic Art Collection, two cinemas, café and a 1000-seat auditorium which regularly stages large scale conferences, promotions and live performances from visiting big-name acts.
  • Wee Waa Community Arts & Cultural Centre - The Centre fosters local artistic and cultural development and provides an independent space for the community to learn and share skills and knowledge. Come and see the latest artworks from our talented locals and visiting artists at this gallery and fantastic multipurpose space, which hosts regular workshops and special events.
  • CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array - Capable of receiving signals one thousand times higher in frequency than FM radio stations, this is the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience the interactive displays and understand how the Telescope helps astronomers uncover the mysteries of the universe.
Fun and fitness

There are many ways to stay active in and around our beautiful towns… plus they offer the ideal opportunity to make new friends!

We love our sport in Narrabri and Wee Waa, and every weeknight and weekend you will find locals enjoying a great variety of team sports, including netball, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, football (soccer), cricket, waterpolo, basketball, polocrosse and touch football.

Why not join up and check out the action at a local comp – hop onto the community directory for a list of clubs just waiting for keen new players to join.

Volunteers worked tirelessly to convert the swamp land of Narrabri West Lake into a vibrant recreational haven, catering to swimmers, canoeists, picnickers, and windsurfers alike. For those seeking an active experience, there's a fantastic 3km walking and cycling track encircling the entire lake, which allows visitors to soak in the area's natural beauty. For bird watchers, the islands at the southern end of the Lake are a haven for local and migrating birds, including the majestic black swan. Picnic tables, BBQ facilities and outdoor gym nearby.

Religious organisations

Joining a faith-based community is the perfect way to meet likeminded people – check out local churches/places of worship in the community directory Narrabri Shire Community Directory | NSC (

Volunteering opportunities

Joining a service organisation or volunteering is the perfect way to meet new people whilst contributing to your new community. There are a variety of local organisations who are ready and waiting to welcome new members, a number of these include the SES, Rotary, RFS, CWA and Landcare – check out the community directory to discover how you can get involved. Narrabri Shire Community Directory | NSC (

Community and business guides

Narrabri Shire Council maintains an online business directory contains contact information for organisations and other services in the region. Visit Business Directory | NSC (

An online community directory contains contact information for services in the region. Visit Community Directory | NSC (

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