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Sandstone Caves

Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 (02) 6843 4011
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were on the fence whether to "keep going" or stop and check out the caves. Undoubtably happy we stopped, a must see! Great for shutterbugs too.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Its a shame the caves are mostly caged off due to vandalism. This location, despite not being named from the highway, was one of the busiest places we visited in this area, and all the prettiest spots were full of children climbing all over the sandstone, encouraged by their enthusiastic parents taking photos on their iPhones. Some nice views but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My kids, aged 7 to 11 chose this as their favourite place on our holiday. They loved climbing and exploring the caves themselves.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Ask a local to tell you about it as it is a hidden gem. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the aboriginal culture and way of life from 20,000 years ago. Sit and close your eyes and forget all of your worldly troubles as you can hear the wind in the trees and the wildlife. One... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

These are amazing! A gentle 1km walk around an impressive sandstone windcave, with some amazing views and priceless indigenous artefacts. A must see!

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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

These caves are worth a visit. You can't go in them and it's just like walking around the base of a small Uluru but it's an interesting and lovely walk. It's suitable for everyone, even small children and older people. On one side of the rocky outcrop, there are spectacular views over the plains. Bring food and water and spend... More

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Brisbane
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Hard to find but amazing to look at. Cant really see them until you are almost on top of them. Many colours and amazing to see what the weather can do.

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Cooroy, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Well worth seeking these out and taking the time to walk around the caves and soak up the atmosphere and cultural significance of the site for the local indigenous population.

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The caves are a brilliant natural wonder which will delight both cultural enthusiasts and geologists alike. Featuring ancient aboriginal carvings in the rocks, the great sandstone cliffs and caves boast wonderful colourings and water carved sculpture in the middle of the forest. The turn off the Newell Highway is not clearly marked, so be sure to use a GPS to... More

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Brisbane
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Interesting caves a short walk from the car park. Go early morning or late afternoon, and take a break half way round the cave circuit to enjoy the views!

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