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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Photographers delight - the sandstone cliffs are a maze of colour and pattern. Every time you turn a corner there is something else to see. Pristine environment.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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