North West Equestrian Expo The North West Equestrian Expo, known to most people as simply the Coona Expo, began as part of a field day for students at Coonabarabran High School In 1991 under the tutelage of agriculture teacher the late Terry McGoldrick on the school oval. The equestrian component proved so popular, it was…

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Starfest – October During the NSW Labour day long weekend (October), Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) opens its doors to the general public. You can get up close and personal with the telescopes, instruments, astronomers and engineers at SSO. The weekend features Science in the Pub, Open Day, and the Bok Lecture. Science in the Pub…

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THE COONABARABRAN CUP RACE Award winning Coonabarabran Jockey Club will be hosting their major race meeting for the year. Hundreds of people, both local and interstate, travel to be a part of this traditional event. An eight race TAB race meeting with Fashions on the Field from Tiny Tots to Silver Selection, Full Bar and…

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AgQuip Gunnedah AgQuip is Australia’s largest and premier primary industry field day. In 2019 AgQuip celebrates its 47th anniversary (1973 – 2019). AgQuip, has been running since 1973 and is located on a permanent, purpose-built site, west of Gunnedah. The event attracts over 100,000 visitors each year, over the three-day period. Showcasing over 3,000 products…

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Top 5 things to do while in Coonabarabran The Warrumbungle National Park – The name ‘Warrumbungle’ comes from the Kamilaroi language, and is believed to mean ‘crooked mountains’. This heritage listed national park is located in the Orana region of New South Wales, approximately 550 km northwest of Sydney. The iconic Warrumbungles is a mountain…

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