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Address: Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (02) 6843 4011
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Spectacular Sandstone Caves

The short 1.7 km walk was an amazing discovery around every corner. The most impressive section of the walk was the first half where the formations were more spectacular. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Port Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The short 1.7 km walk was an amazing discovery around every corner. The most impressive section of the walk was the first half where the formations were more spectacular. The different sandstone formations created by the weather over the centuries is so interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were staying at the local pottery and these caves were a 30 minute drive away...they were amazing....everyone in our group agreed 5 years -53 years) the walk around was around an hour and really worth the drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Needing to ask for directions from the local tourist information centres lends intrigue to the sandstone caves which do not fail to wow. Our one disappointment was that we didn't have long enough to do the place justice. The caves are a very worthwhile deviation from the Newell Hwy. For those with young kids, our nearly 4yo completed the circuit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

To protect the caves from vandalism which has occurred in the past there are no signposts so you will have to search out directions. If only every tourist site required so much work! The 1.7km easy loop walk has photo opportunities galore, every cave being unique. Two are fronted by iron grills but the aboriginal relics they protect are easily... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A short drive from Coonabarabran are the Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve. These are not signposted so you will need to stop at the information centre to get directions. It was very peaceful the day we went there, didn't see another soul the whole time we were there. There is a short 1.7km loop walk that takes you... More 

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Coonabarabran, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the sand caves is a great adventure take the time to discover some great history there are some great sites take a drink and have a sit and lookout over this great landscape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The turnoff to the Sandstone Caves is deliberately not signposted so you may need directions from the helpful Coonabarabran or Baradine Information Centres. However once at the Caves the site is well signposted with great information panels. The local Aboriginals have allowed the public access to this special site and it does not disappoint. The views across the surrounding area... More 

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uk vulcan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

An amazing place, a fairly easy walk with some incredible caves. Kids loved it, especially the parts they could walk through. This is the nearest I am likely to get to bush walking and I felt very brave. I agree it is a spiritual place but the info given on the walk gave me he impression that the local peopl... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Awesome place and worth the little drive out of Coonabarabran. We walked around the track that has been put together and absolutely amazed by the cave formations and the condition that they are still in. The views are something else and my girls had an awesome time looking and learning about the past of the indigenous people.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was reluctant to do a review on the caves, as they are a hidden, untouched very spiritual place, and I don't want to spoil this. But my family got so much from them, I thought I should share it with others. Forget theme parks and costly activities, this place is everything a kid wants. The loop walk is not... More 

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Address: Address: Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (02) 6843 4011
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coonabarabran

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