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Sandstone Caves walking track

Pilliga National Park

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Take a self-guided tour along the Sandstone Caves walking track to see ancient Aboriginal rock art. For more of an insight into Aboriginal history, book a guided tour.

Pilliga National Park
1.7km loop
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade 3
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • This is a special place for the Gamilaroi people – please be respectful when visiting this site and refrain from touching the rock art and engravings. Photography is permitted, however visitors are requested not to use flash photography.
  • You can book a guided tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.
  • It’s a good idea to check road conditions before setting out – contact Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre for up to date information.

Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Take some time to read over the interpretive signage for more of an insight into this special place.

You can take a self-guided walk, however this unique place is best experienced on a guided tour with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. You can book your tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • An NPWS guide leads children along Sandstone Caves walking track, Pilliga National Park. Photo: John Spencer ©DPIE

    Sandstone Caves cultural tour

    These school holidays, join this tour through a series of Jurassic sandstone cathedrals, outcrops and caves, led by an Aboriginal guide. It's a great experience in Pilliga National Park, near Baradine.


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