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Narrabri Shire

Narrabri Shire is located in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia. The town of Narrabri is situated on the Namoi River and lies 521 kilometres (324 mi) northwest of Sydney. It sits on the junction of the Kamilaroi Highway and the Newell Highway.

Covering 13,000 km2, Narrabri Shire is the heart of the rich Namoi Valley in North West NSW. Renowned for the production of some of the world’s highest quality wheat, cotton, fat lambs and beef and home to several research facilities, Narrabri Shire is truly an agricultural wonderland. All this is joined by a wealth of excellent tourist attractions sure to keep visitors entertained for days.

The Newell and Kamilaroi Highways run through Narrabri Shire bringing people from all compass points. With easy access, major attractions, top rate facilities and accommodation, many conferences and high profile performers are drawn to the area.

One glimpse of a clear night sky will leave you with no doubts as to why this region is known as “Big Sky” country. The seemingly endless horizons have facilitated the growth of the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array, whose six radio telescopes are gleaming beacons of scientific advancement. The natural wonder of the Nandewar Ranges and Mt Kaputar National Park will keep even the most reluctant of bushwalkers enthralled while a soak in the Pilliga Hot Artesian Bore Baths will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

Swimming in the hot mineral waters of the bore has been a popular recreational activity for many years with its therapeutic value long recognised. The water temperature is 37 degrees year round.

Camping and caravanning is permitted at the bore baths, a small fee of $5 per site per night will apply from 1st February 2015.

The  bore baths has toilets, showers and a BBQ area.

 

Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths

Pilliga Pool

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