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Sandstone Caves walking track

Pilliga National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Sandstone Caves walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    1.7km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Directions can be obtained by visiting or contacting Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre. The walk is not signposted as requested by the Aboriginal Elders.

Parking

Parking is available at the start of Sandstone Caves walking track.

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

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

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.

Sandstone Caves walking track

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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Visitor centre

Sandstone Caves, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary