Narromine, situated on the tranquil Macquarie River just a short thirty minute drive west of Dubbo, is the perfect spot to stop and enjoy the delights of country NSW. While our friendly locals and rich culture make us renowned, the area is most famous for its aeronautical history.
For those travelling the Newell Highway from Parkes to Gilgandra, Narromine offers an alternate loop – just turn off at Tomingley and take time to explore!
Narromine invites you to relax amongst a lush rural setting, dotted with quaint country pubs and fabulous fishing spots.
While the town may be renowned for its friendly locals and bucolic charm, it’s the aeronautical history that wins over visitors year after year.
A “must see” on any itinerary is the Narromine Aviation Museum which houses Australia’s only replica of a Wright Model A Flyer. Explore the extensive collection of artefacts, documents and photos that tell the story of aviation and the host of famous aviators who made regular visits to Narromine during the 1920s and 30s.
A hub for nature lovers, with wetlands, lakes and wildlife in abundance, Narromine is home to beautiful gardens and reserves. You will find everything from authentic country pubs and modern clubs to galleries, museums, Aboriginal Keeping Place, an iris farm and sunny golf course. And the fishing is not too bad either!
Famous for its sporting heroes, Narromine pays tribute to former local and International cricket star, Glenn McGrath – with a life-size statue of the fast bowler in the town centre.
Make Narromine your home base, centrally located, it’s ideal for day trips to many attractions including Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Goal, Peak Hill Gold Mine, Parkes Radio Telescope, Macquarie Marshes, and the Warrumbungle National Park.
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Travel south to Tomingley, a convenient place to stop and stretch your legs when making the journey along the Newell. The gateway to Narromine, Tomingley is popular for its pub meals and picnic area. Time your trip right and you can enjoy a day at the races or visit the historic gold mine.
Right on the doorstep is one of the region’s best kept secrets – Goobang National Park. With basic facilities and gas barbecues, Goobang is home to a wide range of wildlife and offers majestic views across the Hervey Ranges.
Take a short drive west of Narromine along the pathway to the Macquarie Marshes and spend some time at Trangie – a small town of 1,000, filled with interesting, spirited people who are passionate about their community. Steeped in history dating back to Cobb & Co, Trangie’s landscape provides a tangible link to the town’s pioneering spirit.
This quaint township is set along the Macquarie River, with classic country pubs and surprising local shops. Take time to relax by Goan Waterhole which is home to the “Big Billy”.
Isn’t it time you discovered Narromine Shire!