Warrumbungle National Park is a great place for walking, birdwatching and, as Australia's only Dark Sky Park, it's perfect for stargazing. More Information

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park, is Australia's premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory. More Information

A little further afield is Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Located at Dubbo, the Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. A 6km circuit meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits. More Information