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Barraba Information Center
Barraba has a lot to offer the visitor. To the west of the town is a drive that will take you to the Horton Falls, allow at least half a day if you want to see these falls to the fullest. Further along this road is the eastern edge of the Kaputar National Park. Camping and picnic facilities are available at both places. Travellers need to note that this road does not go through to Narrabri.
Split Rock Dam lies to the south east of Barraba and provides access to a wide range of water sports as well as fishing. Travel along the Fossickers Way towards Manilla for 31Km, turn off to the east and travel a further 9Km. The dam has good catches of Golden Perch, black bream, Murray Cod and freshwater jewfish.
The region is also rich in geological formation. Remnants of the past glacial ages can be seen in a number of places around the district and one can see many moranic deposits still distinguishable as you drive around the district.
The region is also rich in minerals and during the period 1970 to 1983 the Woodsreef Asbestos mine was a major industr in the town. Gold and gemstones can also be found in the district.
The BarrArbor Festival (held on the first weekend in November) is a cultural event well worth the visit. It is a showcase of the fine range of talent to be found in the Barraba District.
Old Barraba Court House
There is also a heritage walk through the town, visiting a range of buildings and sites of historical interest to Barraba's development over the years.
Visit the Horton Valley and the village of Upper Horton
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