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Salt Caves picnic area

Timmallallie National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Salt Caves picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Salt Caves picnic area is in Timmallallie National Park, on the corner of County Line Road and Wellyard Road.

To get there from Baradine:

  • Follow Salt Caves signage from Baradine (unsealed road 2WD accessible, weather permitting)
  • Travel along Indians Lane for approximately 9.5km
  • Turn right at the T junction onto No.1 Break Road and continue for 14.7km
  • Turn left onto Rocky Road and continue for 20.5km
  • Salt Caves picnic area is on your left at the intersection of County line Road and Wellyard Road in Timmallallie National Park.

From Narrabri:

  • Travel south on the Newell Highway for 27km
  • Turn right onto Pilliga Forest Way and travel 41km  (unsealed 2WD accessible, weather permitting)
  • Turn left onto County Line Road and travel 9.5km
  • Salt Caves picnic area is on your right at the intersection of County Line Road and Wellyard Road in Timmallallie National Park.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Salt Caves picnic area.

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


15°C and 35°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


2°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month

June to September



  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - medium

Some assistance may be required for wheelchairs to access Salt Caves picnic area. The Pilliga Forest lookout tower is not wheelchair-accessible.



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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