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Sandstone Caves walking track

Pilliga National Park

Overview

Take a self-guided tour along the Sandstone Caves walking track to see ancient Aboriginal rock art. For more of an insight into Aboriginal history, book a guided tour.

Where
Pilliga National Park
Distance
1.7km loop
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • This is a special place for the Gamilaroi people – please be respectful when visiting this site and refrain from touching the rock art and engravings. Photography is permitted, however visitors are requested not to use flash photography.
  • You can book a guided tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.
  • It’s a good idea to check road conditions before setting out – contact Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre for up to date information.

Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Take some time to read over the interpretive signage for more of an insight into this special place.

You can take a self-guided walk, however this unique place is best experienced on a guided tour with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. You can book your tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Operated by

  • Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
  • Open daily, 9am-4pm. (Closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 6843 4011
  • (02) 6843 1370 After hours emergency
  • 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW

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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Sandstone Caves, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary