Just a few kilometres west of the scientific wonder of Australia Telescope lies an unexplained wonder of the natural variety. Yarrie Lake, a three kilometre saucer shaped expanse of water on the very edge of the Pilliga Forest is thought to have been formed by a falling meteor many thousands of years ago.
Whatever its origins its existence is much appreciated by locals, visitors and wildlife alike. A veritable mecca for over 70 bird species, its sheltered position makes it an excellent natural bird breeding ground. Travellers seeking a little peace will love the quiet isolation, while powered sites, hot showers, toilet and laundry facilities bring that touch of civilisation to this bush camping experience. Some marvellous sunsets make Yarrie Lake a popular spot for photographers, while others come here to enjoy water sports or a touch of yabbying.
Yarrie Lake is also a great spot for caravans, motorhomes and tents, and some powered sites are available. The road is sealed from Narrabri up to one kilometre from the amenities block. Contact the Caretaker for more details.
Those wishing to use the lake for skiing must apply for a licence through the Yarrie Lake Flora and Fauna Reserve Trust.