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Sandstone Caves

Address: Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (02) 6843 4011
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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uk vulcan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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