Take to the skies and soar through a town famous for its aviation history. Narromine will spike your adrenaline, then rest your heart rate with the laidback delights of country NSW.
Located a stone’s throw from Dubbo, Narromine is renowned for its friendly locals and country charm, but it’s the aeronautical history and sky-high thrills that win over visitors year after year.
TAKE TO THE SKIES
Internationally-renowned for its fantastic thermals which make for great gliding conditions, Narromine is one of the top three gliding locations in the world. Visit the Narromine Aerodrome and experience the thrill of flying with a glider, aeroplane or ultralight flight.
Be captivated by artefacts, documents and photographs that tell the story of aviation as it evolved at one of Australia’s most historic aerodromes when you explore the Narromine Aviation Museum.
Stroll around the wartime parade ground, see two original aircraft hangers and get an up close view of the spectacular full scale replica of the Wright Brothers Model A Flyer.
Relax in a lush rural setting and enjoy the breath of fresh air that is the compact town of Narromine, filled with friendly locals and country charm. Be sure to explore the spectacular Iris Farm. Once an old bull yard, the five hectare site boasts over 1,200 varieties of beautiful, tall, bearded iris in full bloom from October to early November.
Step back in time at the Narromine Museum and Meeting Place, be bowled-over by the Glenn McGrath statue in Tom Perry Park or experience the local culture at the Aboriginal Keeping Place (by appointment).
Narromine is surrounded by peaceful villages that epitomise the relaxed and unpretentious vibe of the region. Head a little further west of Narromine to Trangie – a small town steeped in history dating back to Cobb & Co, or take a scenic detour south to Tomingley, the gateway to the Goobang National Park.
Located a short 30-minute drive west of Dubbo on the Mitchell Highway and 5.5 hours’ drive from Sydney. Take a plane, train or coach from Sydney to Dubbo and hire a car or take the bus from Dubbo to Narromine. You can always BYO plane and fly into Narromine.
Narromine and surrounds is the place to discover unique eateries from quaint country pubs and tantalising bakeries to international cuisine and quirky cafes. Delight in sampling the locally grown produce at roadside stalls or grab some takeaway and relax at the perfect picnic spot. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
From a fully-restored B&B with a history dating back to 1919 to budget hotels, farm stay, caravan parks and motels; Narromine and its surrounding villages have a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
POPULATION - 6,822
TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS - Wiradjuri Nation
ESTABLISHED - Narromine was declared a town in 1883
QUIRKY FACTS - Glenn McGrath, a former Australian cricketer considered one of the greatest bowlers in history, grew up in Narromine. There is a life-size statue of Glenn McGrath in the centre of town.