Mt Kaputar National Park is a "ecological island" located 25 kilometres east of Narrabri. It is accessible via a road that is sealed for half of its length.
At 1524 metres it is the highest point in Australia west of the Great Dividing Range. From its lofty summit the 360 degree view encompasses one tenth of New South Wales.
The visitor can enjoy eleven marked walking tracks that meander through the park. These revealing a stunning variety of vegetation, animal and bird life to say nothing of the amazing rock formations.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service also has information for visitors to Mount Kaputar National Park, including details about location (maps and directions) , walking tracks, camping, picnic grounds etc..
Sawn Rocks and Waa Gorge at the northern end of the ranges hold some of the most spectacular sights imaginable. The Sawn Rocks are the weathered remains of the solidified lava core of a volcano. On cooling the basalt forms a curious hexagonal fracture pattern to produce what appears to be a bundle of rock columns.
The creek and ravine area here is a good place to enjoy lunch and explore.
The Australia Telescope Compact Array, part of the Australian Telescope National Facility (ATNF), is located 18 kilometres from Narrabri. It is accessible via a sealed road. There is a very well presented visitors centre with display cases, a theatrette and a souvenir shop.
The telescope is comprised of a number of large parabolic dishes on "railway tracks" that are operated together to give the effect of a much larger radio wave collecting dish that is many kilometers in diameter. This makes the radio pictures of remote galaxies much sharper.
ATNF also has a Vistors Centre web site with directions on how to get there.