Weeknights and Weekends in Narrabri & Wee Waa
Last updated August 8, 2023
Every night across Wee Waa and Narrabri, in our welcoming pubs, bowling, golf and RSL clubs you can enjoy raffles, trivia, live music, DJs and regular social events – the perfect chance to meet some of our very friendly locals!
There’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages, with popular events including the Killarney Classic charity fun run and bike ride, Cotton Capital Country Music Muster, the Nosh food and drink festival, various picnic races and agricultural shows. Check out the below websites and pop some dates in your diary!
The Centre is the perfect spot to learn about the district’s best attractions, discover local history and pick up delicious local and regional produce, giftware and souvenirs. There is also a cotton display, featuring a giant red cotton picker, which you are welcome to climb into! Experience “Kamilaroi Stories - visitors can connect with Narrabri Shire elders via touch screen, uncovering the mysteries of the Kamilaroi language, hear fascinating dreamtime stories and learn about age-old traditions.
103 Tibbereena St, Narrabri
Pick up a brochure at the Visitor Information Centre or download a copy from the website and follow this interesting and scenic self-drive tour through the hallmarks of Narrabri including wide streets, a lush 18-hole golf course, bowling club with three greens, shady picnic areas and well-kept gardens and sporting ovals.
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.
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 https://explorenarrabriregion.com.au/visit/explore/historical-walks/
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.
117 Tibbereena St, Narrabri
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.
22 George Street, Wee Waa
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. The Compact Array consists of six huge antennas (weighing a massive 270 tonnes each), five of which can be moved along a 3km railway track, and with the sixth antenna situated a further 3km west, the combined power of this configuration can simulate a single dish 6 km in diameter. Experience the interactive displays and understand how the Telescope helps astronomers uncover the mysteries of the universe.
Paul Wild Observatory, 1828 Yarrie Lake Road, Narrabri
Thought to be formed by a falling meteor, Yarrie Lake is a 3km saucer-shaped expanse of water - the perfect, peaceful place for a rejuvenating dip to escape a hot day. Nestled amidst a tranquil, rural landscape, its calm waters invite swimming, fishing, yabbying and kayaking, with nature lovers sure to be delighted by the diverse birdlife.
Yarrie Lake Rd, Narrabri
A small batch distillery creating ASp, the unique Australian Agave Spirit in the style of mezcal. Production is guided by Mexican tradition, with the team harvesting, cooking, fermenting, distilling and botting this amazing product all on site. Visit the cellar door to sample this unique drop and learn their process and the history of agave spirits. Black Snake also operates off the grid with solar power and aims to limit environmental impacts.
642 Kaputar Rd, Narrabri
Wander around the cool, lush green of the nursery, enjoy delicious home cooked meals and check their Facebook for regular theme nights and live music.
Corner of Albion and Mitchell St, Wee Waa
This 250-acre property contains 100 dams and is the largest hatchery-based aquaculture farm in NSW, breeding Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Eel-Tailed Catfish, Silver Perch and Yabbies. Narrabri Fish Farm provides guided tours, fish feeding, yabbying and regular events. BBQ and amenities available.
261 Tuppiari Rd, Jacks Creek
The museum provides a wonderful snapshot of days gone by, housing fascinating exhibits, machinery and documents illustrating the history and culture of the Wee Waa district. Among the treasures, you will find a spray plane, an original 2-row cotton picker, a replica Blacksmith’s shop, Aboriginal artefacts, and many items from yesteryear, including tools and domestic goods. Schwager’s Cottage (located on-site) was originally the local sawmill hut, built in the 1880s. With the arrival of the railway line, the cottage was relocated to Short Street and later moved to the museum grounds.
Rose St, Wee Waa
Visitors have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the austere ambiance of the building, complete with its cells, exercise yard, and a black tracker's hut. The museum proudly showcases an extensive and diverse collection of artifacts and early Australian memorabilia of historical, archival, and cultural importance.
2 Bowen St, Narrabri
170 Maitland St, Narrabri
Operated by the dedicated and talented Narrabri Art and Craft Society, it houses a wide range of exquisite, unique handmade crafts and artworks available for purchase. The warm and welcoming space hosts regular exhibitions, classes and workshops by local artisans and photographers as well as professional artists.
The shop was built in 1887 and is one of Narrabri's earliest buildings.
Dangar Street (Newell Highway), Narrabri
Practice public speaking in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, where members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in self-confidence and personal growth.
Monthly arts lectures at The Crossing Theatre in Narrabri.
New members very welcome!
First Saturday of the month. Local markets set on the banks of the Namoi River selling local pottery, handcrafts, clothing, fruit and vegies, chickens and birds, hand-crafted jewellery, plants, and so much more.
Selina St, Narrabri