Pilliga National Park
Pilliga Forest is an iconic Australian landscape offering rugged beauty on a grand scale. Located near Baradine, you can explore the trail network by car or on foot, and camp out.
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Pilliga Forest, sometimes called Pilliga Scrub, is one of the iconic landscapes of inland Australia. It's made up of Pilliga Nature Reserve, Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga West, and East State Conservation Areas.
Close to the town of Baradine, Pilliga is a vast forest that spans more than half a million hectares and features 2,000km of public access trails, so there’s a lot to explore either by walking or car touring. Explore along the Coonabarabran-Baradine-Warrumbungle scenic drive. You can set up camp at the Sculptures in the Scrub campground in Timmallallie National Park.
Be sure to take short walk at Sandstone Caves to find out about this important Aboriginal site and the Gamilaraay People’s connections to this ancient landscape.
As you walk or drive, keep your eyes out for some of the park's resident birds and wildlife, including rare barking owls and malleefowls. A particularly keen eye will spot the families of koalas who dine and recline on the many eucalypt trees which are found throughout this area. Other species that live here include eastern pygmy possums, swamp wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, squirrel gliders, and the south-eastern long-eared bat.
Highlights in this park
The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre is the best place for visitors and tourists to collect information about the Pilliga Forest before setting off on ...
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...
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The Pilliga is a wild and remote adventure zone full of unmistakably Australian landscapes. Home to the largest native forest west of the Great Dividing Range, you'll find beautiful sandstone formations, salt caves and epic views. Let's explore.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the Country NSW region
Pilliga Forest is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
02 6843 4011
Contact hours: 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 50-58 Wellington St, Baradine NSW 2396
- Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre