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Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground

Pilliga National Park

Overview

Camp for free at Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground in the Pilliga Forest. Take the short walk to the sculptures and enjoy a barbecue lunch or dinner.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • There are no marked sites.
  • Sculpture in the Scrub walking track is in a remote outback location but the 3km return track is well-marked.
  • We recommend dropping into Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre to pick up a detailed map of the area before setting out.
  • You are entering a remote location and it’s recommended to bring extra supplies of food and water in case of breakdown or changes in weather that may affect road access.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Price Free.
Bookings

Bookings are not available for this campground.

Deep in vast Pilliga Forest lies exquisite Dandry Gorge and the magnificent Sculptures in the Scrub. This once secret location of the Aboriginal Gamilaroi People is now an extraordinary place for all to share. Visit the sculptures to see five unique art pieces which reveal the cultural history of Pilliga.

Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground in Timmallallie National Park is a great place to base yourself while exploring Timmallallie.

Whether you’re parking the caravan, pulling a camper trailer or pitching a tent, this roomy camping spot has space for them all. Set up your campsite and step out on the renowned Sculpture in the Scrub walking track. It’s also a great spot for a delicious lunch before or after a stroll around the art.

While you might glimpse a glossy black cockatoo or the elusive turquoise parrot, grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and lace monitors are often spotted along the walk. As the shadows grow long, settle in for a famous outback sunset and cook up a barbecue feast and wait for the overwhelming display of stars.

Before you head out though, get the low down on where to go at the award winning Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, in Baradine.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Pilliga National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Pilliga Forest is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
      (02) 6843 4011
      (02) 6843 1370 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: Open daily, 9am-4pm. (Closed Christmas Day)
    • 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW
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Sculpture in the Scrub Picnic Area and Campground, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary