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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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Well worth a visit.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Pomona, Queensland, Australia
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Pomona, Queensland, Australia
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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.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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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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Cowra
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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 

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Lismore, Australia
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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.

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Port Lincoln
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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.

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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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