Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground
Camp for free at Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground in Timmallallie National Park. Enjoy the Pilliga Forest and take the short walk to the sculptures and enjoy a barbecue lunch or dinner.
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets|
|What to bring||Food supplies, drinking water, cooking water|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Deep in vast Pilliga Forest lies exquisite Dandry Gorge and the magnificent Sculptures in the Scrub. This once secret location of the Aboriginal Gamilaraay 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 the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/sculptures-in-the-scrub-picnic-area-and-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6843 4011
- 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW 2396
- 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.
All the practical information you need to know about the Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground.
Getting there and parking
Sculpture in the Scrub campground is in Timmallallie National Park. To get there from Barradine:
- Follow Sculpture signage when leaving Baradine
- Drive along Indians Lane for approximately 9.5km
- Turn right at the T junction onto No 1 Break Road and drive for about 13km
- Turn right onto Top Crossing Road and drive for approximately 11km
- Turn left into Dandry Gorge Road and drive for 1km, following the signs to Sculpture in the Scrub campground.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Sculpture in the Scrub walking track can become impassable in heavy rain.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground.
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.
15°C and 35°C
2°C and 21°C
June to September
Untreated rainwater is available at this picnic area, however it is advisable to boil it before drinking.
- Non-flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access the picnic area.
- The toilet is wheelchair accessible
- The walking track is not wheelchair accessible