The town of Coonabarabran was established in the late 1800's, but not before John Oxley, on his expedition through the area in 1818 discovered the Castlereagh River and the Warrumbungle Mountains now known as the Warrumbungle National Park. Mr Oxley, who was the Surveyor General of Lands in New South Wales also observed Aboriginals living in the area, the Kamilaroi people, who have been living in the district for nearly 7,500 years. Coonabarabran is the gateway to the Warrumbungle National Park and the Pilliga Forest.
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Coonabarabran in the late 1800'S
The town monument, The Clock Tower, was erected in 1928. Built from local sandstone, it was dedicated to more than 250 servicemen who served in WW1.
A lot has changed in the 40 odd years since the caravan park was first established. Originally called the Wayfarer, current owners, Darren & Lisa De Costa changed the name to Getaway Tourist Park in 2007, to give the park a fresh start.