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Sandstone Caves

Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 (02) 6843 4011
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this place always amazes me. There are numerous caves to climb in and out. A great place to take kids. The naturally formed caves and rock formations have been formed over thousands of years there is also significant evidence of indigenous habitation. A truly amazing & special place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

So glad we stopped here. Magnificent walk around the caves. The countryside lovely and the caves a hidden gem for sure. Great track and very easy walking for us and two kids aged 10 and 7.

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Bathurst, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This lovely little spot is an untold gem. An easy walking track around the base of some outstanding sandstone formations, and some good examples of cave art. These are open caves, rather than underground caves, and they are wonderful to explore.

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Port Stephens, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

These caves are very interesting. The walk to them is easy and the caves are great. They aren't caves that you can walk through, they are more shelter type formations. It is very interesting to see the sandstone and the formations it has made. The surrounding scenery/bushland is also great to be a part of.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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