The Coonabarabran Wine District is located about 450 km north-west of Sydney in the Central West Region of News South Wales. The Coonabarabran area is very popular with tourists as it is the gateway to the famous Warrumbungles ranges and is the Astronomy Capital of Australia. The Warrumbungle National Park is very popular with tourists for camping, bushwalking and enjoying the local plants and wildlife. It is the location of the Siding Spring Observatory which is Australia`s largest optical astronomy research facility. There is lots to see and do in Coonabarabran and the neighbouring towns of Coonamble, and Gowang, including : Enjoying camping, bushwalking and guided tours through the spectacular volcanic scenery of Warrumbungle National Park. # Join nightly star watch tours at Skywatch or
at the Warrumbungle Observatory # See dinosaur fossils and many other fascinating exhibits in the Coonabarabran Visitor
Information Centre and the local museum. # Visit the area in Novemberand take part in the month-long Festival of the Stars
that celebrates arts and astronomy. Go hiking along the famous `Grand High Tops`trail, that is amongst the top 10 bushwalks
in Australia walks.# See the wonderful arts and craft displays and the many galleries throughout the area.
The Central West NSW Region Central West Region is home to over 30 vineyards in seven districts: Forbes, Canowindra and Parkes ; Dubbo ; Bathurst ; Gilgandra; Coonabarabran ; Warren ; Dunedoo
Coonandry Wines, NSW Dandry Rd, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Coonandry Wines is located in Coonabarabran on New South Wales Northern Slopes.
Wattagan Estate Winery, NSW 'Wattagan' Oxley Hwy, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
Situated on the Oxley Highway, 10 minutes from Coonabarabran towards Gunnedah, in a rural setting in the foothills of the Warrumbungles. The vineyard consists of 12 acres of wine grapes and was planted in 1996. The vines are drip irrigated and the use of sprays is kept to a minimum. The grapes are hand picked and sent to a winemaker at the Hunter to be made into wine. The wine label is the logo of the Coonabarabran Astronomy Capital of Australia, and is a memento to keep or give as a gift.