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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre.

Getting there and parking

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is located at 50-58 Wellington Street, Baradine.

To get there from Narrabri:

  • Travel south on the Newell Highway for 71km
  • Turn right at the Baradine exit onto No.1 Break Road and travel 30km (unsealed road, 2WD accessible weather permitting)
  • Turn left onto Indians Lane Road and continue to Baradine
  • Arriving in Baradine, cross the bridge and turn left onto Narren Street towards Coonabarabran
  • Following the signage to the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, turn right onto Wellington Street. The Discovery Centre is 320m on your left.

To get there from Coonabarabran:

  • Take the Baradine Road from the intersection at the Poplars Motel and travel 45km
  • When you reach Baradine, continue past the oval and school then turn left onto Wellington Street
  • The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is 320m on your left.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Weather, temperature and rainfall

You may experience a great range of temperatures on any day in the park. In summer it's generally hot in the daytime and temperatures often exceed 40C. In winter nights can be very cold, but you can enjoy clear sunny days. Rainfall is also highly variable, ranging from drought to prolonged wet periods, with the average annual rainfall around 600mm. Creeks may quickly become impassable after heavy rain.

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 35°C

Highest recorded

45°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

-6.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June to September

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Carpark

Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • This area is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Specially designed accessible ramps and toilets
  • Street access for wheelchairs

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

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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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Piilga Forest Discovery Centre, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary