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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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Awesome - recommend the guided tour

Really amazing - kids and even us enjoyed walking through the caverns. Recommend a guided tour to get the most out of it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Really amazing - kids and even us enjoyed walking through the caverns. Recommend a guided tour to get the most out of it.

Yowie Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very interesting rock formation with aboriginal history abounding. We had a little difficulty spotting the turn-off, it is unmarked out of respect for the aboriginal community.Once on the track it was no problem at all. The sign posting for the 2Km walk was good . There was plenty of bird life and wild flowers were in bloom. Well worth stopping... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The walk was a little challenging (got a bit close to the cliff edge) but was worth it. Some of the artifacts are, understandably, blocked off to avoid vandalism. Ask for directions to the caves at Coonabarabran Visitors Centre as the caves are a bit of a local secret.

Pomona, Queensland, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not sign posted upon request of local elders, but well worth visiting. Beautiful views, you need to be reasonable good on your feet in order to access the sandstone caves.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Ask for directions at the Baradine visitors Centre. These caves are well worth the time. A lovely walk, great views and easy to imagine thousands of years of visiting by the original inhabitants. Great rock formations and erosion patterns. You can also see ancient evidence of tool making.

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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was an unknown attraction recommended by our caravan park owner. It is very close to the highway and an easy walk around past the caves. There are still remnants of early inhabitants but unfortunately due to vandalism and other unsympathetic visitors the important caves are blocked off with wire gates. There is also a lookout about half way round... More 

Lismore, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What an amazing find , nature is an amazing thing, my children were just as fascinated as us adults. They actually wanted to do the 1.7 km walk again. Which was an easy walk.

Port Lincoln
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48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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.

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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