Nicknamed Coona by locals, the town of Coonabarabran is on the divide between the North West Slopes and Central West regions of New South Wales. It's known for its heritage-listed sites, museums, nature reserves and observatories. Astronomy buffs in particular are drawn here as it is the home of the 3.9-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, and the town is known as the astronomy capital of Australia. Coonabarabran holiday accommodation puts you in proximity to all these and more for the holiday adventure of a lifetime.
Coonabarabran houses offer stargazing adventures
Most of the Coonabarabran accommodation you'll find is going to be in the form of houses and cottages. These offer plenty of space and can handle anywhere from 2 to 10 people, so no matter what the size of your group might be or the reason for your travel, you'll find the ideal house to match your needs. From these houses, you can visit the Siding Spring Observatory, the Warrumbungle Observatory or the Milroy Observatory. You can also check out Warrumbungle National Park or the Crystal Kingdom Museum. It's all waiting just minutes away.
Coonabarabran farmhouses offer a rustic family holiday
Families on holiday will enjoy staying at a farmhouse that sleeps up to 5 people. From Coonabarabran accommodation like this, you can enjoy farm activities like animal feeding, tours of the farm, cow milking and seeing lambs, goats, chickens and guinea pigs. You can take a stroll in the bush, enjoy a swimming pool, go 4-wheeling and even visit a nearby pottery factory where you can enjoy a snack, take a class and view free demonstrations. When you're not visiting local attractions, you can relax in the garden, balcony or veranda.
Houses for large groups offer educational excursions
If you're part of a large group, be it on an educational astronomy trip, a company retreat, a large reunion or a special occasion like a wedding, a retreat house that sleeps up to 12 people will offer everything you need. You'll experience complete seclusion on a hectare of land located just 2.5 kilometres from the Coonabarabran centre, allowing the best of both privacy and access. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, you'll have all the room you need, and the finished outdoor veranda with outdoor kitchen and stone table and chairs allows for fun between adventures.
Rustic cottages are an astronomer's dream come true
If you're looking to stargaze on your own while enjoying holiday accommodation in Coonabarabran, a rustic cottage about a 30-minute drive from town is your gateway to the night sky. A 3-bedroom house that can sleep up to 6 guests offers not only a great opportunity to watch the stars but also features luxury and entertainment to keep you occupied when you're not looking through the telescope. You can enjoy a high-definition television with a DVD player and movies, books, magazines and a mobile coverage booster so you'll be connected all the time. A mountain view completes the experience
A luxury mountain retreat offers comfort and privacy
For those who want all the comfort and features that Coonabarabran accommodation has to offer, a luxury mountain retreat at the foothills of Warrumbungle National Park is just what you desire. From tranquil mountain views in a rural setting to all the modern amenities, this rental will make you feel comfortable and at home. A private driveway and entrance ensure you'll have lots of seclusion, and an outdoor fire pit and barbecue provide for easy entertainment and self-catering in the evenings. From here, you can have a glass of wine on the deck under the bright nighttime stars.
A family cottage offers easy access to local attractions
For easy access to local attractions on your family's Coonabarabran holiday, while also having a sense of history and culture, you'll love staying in a heritage-listed building that originated as a maternity hospital in 1935. This cottage offers recent renovations with a lounge area, fully stocked kitchen, TV, DVD player and a film library that includes children's movies. Breakfast options are included in a self-catering refrigerator, and free WiFi allows you to keep in touch with the outside world or get some work done on the go.
A bed-and-breakfast can be the ideal romantic getaway
For lovers, it's hard to beat a full-service bed-and-breakfast for your anniversary, honeymoon or other romantic getaway. A bed-and-breakfast cottage offers a large backyard with outdoor seating areas to relax in the mornings or evenings, plus a completely equipped living area with internet. If you're travelling with other couples, a cottage like this can sleep up to 6 people for a group getaway, and the adults-only atmosphere allows for mature gatherings around the fireplace in the living room. You'll also have easy access to cafes, shops and restaurants in the Coonabarabran town centre.