Whether you’re into science, history, or just want to relax in nature, be sure to add the following attractions to your itinerary…
The Diprotodon was a huge marsupial, a little like a large wombat that wandered the Earth over 30,000 years ago. An almost complete Diprotodon skeleton was found near Coonabarabran in 1979.
Located on Mt Woorut, just under 30 kilometres from town, there are 16 research instruments at Siding Spring. This includes the Anglo Australian Telescope, which is the largest optical telescope in Australia.
We were able to observe the stars of the Southern Cross and we learnt that the brightest star in the Southern Cross is called Alpha Crucis. We also learnt that Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and that it is a blue super star.
If you would like to learn more about the geology of the Warrumbungles then a visit to Crystal Kingdom is a must. This fascinating display showcases some rare minerals and fossils found in the Warrumbungle Range.
One word can be used to sum up the Warrumbungle National Park at Coonabarabran – SPECTACULAR! From the moment we caught our first glimpse of the rugged peaks we knew we had found a special place.