Salt Caves Dam walking track
Timmallallie National Park
Embark on the 1km Salt Caves Dam walking track at dawn or dusk, to experience Pilliga Forest in all its glory. This short track in Timmallallie National Park links the scenic Salt Caves picnic area with nearby Salt Caves Dam.
After enjoying a picnic or barbecue lunch in the company of the birds at Salt Caves picnic area, wander along the track to Salt Caves Dam. This popular watering hole for local native wildlife is also a great spot for birdwatching.
During spring, immerse yourselves in the beautiful wildflowers peppered along this walk, and absorb views of the distinct Australian landscape.
Bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for the myriad of woodland bird species feasting on the wildflowers. A colourful sign at the picnic area will help identify some of the likely suspects.
If you're keen for a longer visit, Salt Caves campground is a good base when visiting Timmallallie National Park and Pilliga Forest. You can walk up to Pilliga Forest lookout tower.
Pilliga Forest lookout tower is in Timmallallie National Park near Salt Caves picnic area. It’s a great place to soak up sweeping views of the forest and distant mountain ranges beyond.
Salt Caves campground is a good base when visiting Timmallallie National Park and Pilliga Forest. Explore the nearby Salt Caves and walk up to Pilliga Forest lookout tower.
Pause at Salt Caves picnic area on your exploration of Pilliga Forest and Timmallallie National Park. After a barbecue lunch, take a short walk to Pilliga Forest lookout tower, or a longer hike up to look for birds.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- 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