A trip inside the Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre is an experience in itself. The centre is brimming with fascinating information, delicious local and regional produce, and displays that will impress and captivate you. Here you can learn about the district’s best attractions, discover local history and read about regional farming practices. The highlight is a cotton display, which boasts a genuine giant red cotton picker that guests can climb into and “operate”.
Among the local and regional produce inside are Lindy’s Marinated Sundried Tomatoes, Gwydir Grove Olives and olive oils,Nelson’s Honey, Kulaba Olives, Tall Poppy Gourmet relishes and dressings, Lively Linseed mixes and cookies, Rosie’s Honey Mustard Dressing, Eden Valley Olives, The Spice Trading Company spice and dip mixes, Treasured Traditions jams, Murrungundy Pistachios and Kurrajong Ridge sorghum flour.
You will also find a fantastic selection of souvenirs to remind you of your time in the shire. From hat pins, caps, collectible spoons and stickers to thermos mugs, drink bottles, T-shirts and trendy canvas prints. We also have a stylish range of Linen Press stationery, tea towels, mugs, aprons, tote and shopper bags, double and single oven mitts, and pot holders, in botanical, maritime, blue wren, chicken and coloured themes. For the little ones, you will find a bounty of soft toys and other fun souvenirs, as well as a FREE Narrabri Shire activity book that will entertain them during your journey.
The Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre is conveniently located in the former Australian Cotton Centre, a large grey building on the Newell and Kamilaroi highways in Tibbereena Street, Narrabri. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are eager to help you plan your stay in the shire. From 1986 to 2012, the centre was housed next door in Panton Cottage, a distinctive little building constructed from locally sourced cypress pine and named after the late Ross Panton OAM. Mr Panton headed a team of volunteers that constructed the building to meet the shire’s need for a visitor information centre.
The Narrabri Shire Visitor Information Centre is located on Tibbereena Street (Newell Highway) in Narrabri. The building is easily identified by the giant blue "i".