What is StarFest?

StarFest is the weekend extravaganza of events hosted by Siding Spring Observatory during Festival of the Stars.

StarFest includes the popular Bok Lecture, the exciting Science in the Pub and the full array of Open Day activities that occur on top of Siding Spring Observatory. This year introduces a Star Party Banquet so people can participate in sky tours, telescope education and so much more.

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Festival of the Stars

Festival of the Stars is a celebration of the astronomical background of Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle Shire.


For more information go to the Festival of the Stars website

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How To Get Here

Coonabarabran sits conveniently on the Newell and Oxley highways, which means there is good access from all over the country.

If you are driving then use the map  for directions or set your GPS and go.

If you are flying?

Dubbo regional airport is the closest airport with several flights daily. Hire a car in Dubbo, or organise to be picked up.

More Options

Taking the train?

Countrylink has daily services from Sydney to the region stopping at Dunedoo, Coolah, Mendooran, Binnaway, Coonabarabran and Baradine. Trains depart Central Station in Sydney and connect with a bus service which travels to the region. For timetables and prices for Countrylink please visit www.countrylink.info.

Taking a bus?

Greyhound Buses also has regular services through Coonabarabran on its Melbourne-Brisbane route. Please visit www.greyhound.com.au for timetables and costs.

Sid Foggs operate regular services between Newcastle and Dubbo which stops in Dunedoo. For bookings and timetables, please contact 1800 045 952.

How about accommodation?

Click here to visit Coonabarabran’s accommodation listings of all types

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