Barraba is a lovely little country town with character and friendly people. Located 90 kilometres (55 miles) or 1 hour north of Tamworth, New South Wales, it has a wide variety of community services and groups, businesses, agriculture, sports, and is very proud of it's history.
Barraba is situated in the beautiful heart of the Nandewar Ranges, with the extinct volcanic area of Mount Kaputar to the west, and the geological diversity of the Peel Fault near Woodsreef to the east. The town lies on the Manilla River and is surrounded by National Parks which offer many activities for you to do while you are here, including bushwalking, bird watching, fishing, camping and fossicking.
Barraba is a rich beef area with many top class cattle studs in the district.
Barraba offers a variety of sporting activities including rugby league, netball, tennis, swimming, pony club and cricket. Campdrafting is also a popular sport in the area with many campdrafts held in the local district throughout the year.
The Playhouse Hotel is arguably our cultural centre, hosting a variety of live music and theatre, movies, conferences and celebrations. The Fuller Gallery, run by the Barraba Potters and Craft Guild provides an opportunity for local artists to display their wares and share their skills and knowledge.
The people of Barraba take pride in their community, and welcome visitors to explore the hospitality of a small country town.