ATNF Astronomical Synthesis Imaging Workshop

Transport & Accommodation Details


Going by air: QantasLink (formerly Eastern Australian Airlines) flies twice or thrice daily between Sydney and Narrabri. Note that the timetables have changed recently (see the new timetable here). Airfares reflect that there is no competition on this route. The published Sydney-Narrabri return airfares are as follows:

Full economy fare


3 days in advance


5 days in advance


10 days in advance


14 days in advance


NOTE:Fares marked with an asterisk require three-day or over Saturday night stay. The number of seats available in each category may be limited.

Going by train: Countrylink runs a daily train service to Narrabri (this operates 7 days a week). The Sydney-Narrabri train departs 9:35am, arriving at 5:16pm, whereas the Narrabri-Sydney train departs at 9:33am, and arrives at 5:00pm. The fare is $79.20 and $111.10 one way for economy and first class respectively. Students receive a 40% discount. Reservations are required, and trains are often full (make plans well ahead of time).

Going by bus: McCafferty's Coach Service operate regular services connecting Narrabri with Brisbane and Melbourne; check with your travel agent regarding fares and timetables. However the buses tend to arrive in Narrabri at midnight.

Going by car: The 575-km drive from Sydney takes approximately 8 hours. You have a choice of two routes: North via the Pacific Highway through Cessnock (Hunter Valley wine country), or west over the Blue Mountains (very scenic). See the maps of Narrabri and the surrounding district.


The cabins at the Highway Tourist Village (caravan park) have an ensuite, are open plan layout with a double bed and 2-4 bunks in each. They cost $46.00 for two people per night, with extra people adding $6/person to this. Bedding supplied by the caravan park adds $5.50/person for your stay. So for 5 people sharing a cabin, with bedding, this amounts to $82.30 per person for 6 nights. The address of the Highway Tourist Village is 86 Cooma Rd Narrabri NSW 2390 (02) 6792 1438

The motels we will be using are at the northern end of Narrabri (the Aaron Inn, the Bellview and the Adelong). The nightly cost of these motels are

single $68-$90 (executive rooms at top end)
double/twin $74-$100 (executive)
triple $85-$87

Addresses for Narrabri motels are


Aalbany Motel

38 Cooma Rd (Newell Hwy), Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 4211

Aaron Inn Motel

137 Barwan St (Newell Hwy), Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 4000

Adelong Motel

174 Maitland St, Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 1488

Bellview Motel Narrabri

Cnr Newell Hwy & Barwan St, Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 3844

Kaputar Motel

22 Cooma Rd (Newell Hwy), Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 1550

Nandewar Motor Inn

Cnr Anne St & Newell Hwy, Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 1155

Narrabri Mid Town Inn

41 Maitland St, Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 2233

Narrabri Motel

Newell Hwy, Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 2593

Tommo's Motor Lodge

34-36 Cooma Rd (Newell Hwy), Narrabri NSW 2390

(02) 6792 1922

See the maps of Narrabri and the surrounding district.

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