Above: Destination Country and Outback NSW board members visited Narrabri last week and were shown some of the district’s best attractions including the Narrabri Fish Farm where Rick and Don Cunningham served-up a feast of local yabbies. Pictured back, Natalie Forsythe-Stock, Russell Holden, Robert Mason, Stephen Bartlett, Clyde Thomson AM GM, Col Hughes, Nicola Chandler, Rhonda Taylor, Narrabri’s tourism manager Penny Jobling, Marie Russell AM and Lucy White. Front, Rick and Spider (Don) Cunningham on the tongs.

Some of Narrabri’s best tourist attractions were on show last week when the board of Destination Network Country and Outback NSW came to town.

And our tourist sites didn’t disappoint.

“Extremely impressed. Would we return? You bet,” said Lucy White, DNCO NSW tourism body’s general manager.

Narrabri’s tourism manager Penny Jobling from the Visitor Information Centre took DNCO board members on a tour of the region.

She was ably assisted by entertaining tour operator Don ‘Spider’ Cunningham, from the Narrabri Fish Farm.

The visitors went to the spectacular Sawn Rocks and enjoyed an informative chat with local Kamilaroi Steven Booby on our Kamilaroi culture and the Deriah Aboriginal Area.

The day was capped off with a feast of local produce, fresh yabbies at the Fish Farm cooked by Mr Cunningham and his son Rick.

“Highlights were the natural assets such as Sawn Rocks and Kaputar National Park,” said Ms White.

“And obviously the freshly caught yabbies cooked over coals, overlooking the dam, with a glass of chilled wine with friendly locals.”

On March 14, DNCO hosted its board meeting at The Crossing Theatre and also met regional representatives including Mayor Cathy Redding, Deputy Mayor Robert Kneale and general manager Stewart Todd as well as representatives from National Parks and Wildlife, the Chamber of Commerce, the Gunnedah Shire and Liverpool Plains Mayor Andrew Hope.

DNCO was originally developed under former NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres but is now under the helm of NSW Tourism Minister, Adam Marshall.