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Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre

Pilliga National Park

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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


There's street parking outside Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre.

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



  • Flush toilets

Drinking water

Step-free access

There is step-free access from the street parking to the main entrance of the Discovery Centre along a concrete ramp that goes over the curb and a pebblecrete pathway.

Inside, the Discovery Centre is wide, open and all one level.

  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Accessible doorways

The main entrance has an automatic sliding door.

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 - easy

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is flat and step-free, with easy access for wheelchairs, prams, mobility scooters and people with reduced mobility.

There is:

  • A concrete ramp that goes over the curb to provide wheelchair access from the street parking to nearest pathway
  • A flat, pebblecrete path that leads to the main entrance of the Discovery Centre. 
  • An automatic sliding door at the main entrance
  • Flat wide, open space inside the building with easy access to the displays
  • Specially designed accessible toilets



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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