Gwabegar – Place of many trees
Pronounced – Gwab – ee – gar
The village of Gwabegar is located 139kms South West of Narrabri and 97kms from Wee Waa.The trip from Narrabri takes approximately 1 3/4hours, and just over 1 hour directly from Wee Waa.
When travelling from Narrabri to Gwabegar a diverse and changing landscape can be enjoyed.A rapidly changing landscape from the Ranges to the land of sweeping plains.Gwabegar is situated in the heart of the Pilliga Forest,with thick forests of Cypress Pine engulfing the loamy flats.Gwabegar is located in the middle of the largest naturally forming Cypress Pine Forest in the Southern Hemisphere, the Pilliga State Forest,making it a must see destination in the Shire.The village of Gwabegar once sported no less than 12 Sawmills.
Sleeper cutter camps and Koala Colonies are points of interest in the Gwabegar area.
Maps are available at the Narrabri Shire Information centre.
Gwabegar has a Post Office,Basic Necessity store,visiting Doctor,supported playgroup,Fishing Social club,CWA Hall, Multi purpose Sports Court and a New Community Technology Centre. (No Petrol available)
Activites and Experiences at Gwabegar
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Sporting Facilities
Nearest Airport: Narrabri or Coonabarabran