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“40 metre high organ pipe rocks!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sawn Rocks
Bingara Road | Mount Kaputar National Park, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Narrabri
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Owner description: Sawn Rocks is a 40 metre basalt rock cliff face featuring ‘perpendicular-octagonal shaped rocks, resembling a giant series of organ pipes’ & looks as though it was created by some architectural firm rather than nature.
Sydney, Australia
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“40 metre high organ pipe rocks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Sawn Rocks are only a 40km drive out of Narrabri and worth a visit. Only a short walk from the car park on a sealed track you come upon rocks which look like monstrous organ pipes 40 metres high. These were created millions of years ago by a volcanic eruption and are the result of slow and even cooling of molten rock.

Visited October 2013
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“Simply amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Have never seen anything like this before. An easy walk along a well maintained path make this suitable for all ages.

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“AMAZING! Must See.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

One of the few places on the planet where you can see this (Organ Pipes National Park in Victoria (Australia), the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland (also known as Finn MacCool's steps), Mt Cargill near Dunedin in New Zealand, Little Devils Postpile in California, USA, Fingal's Cave in Staffa, Scotland (directly opposite the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim), Garni Gorge (where the formation is known as the "Symphony of Stones) in Armenia are other places where this type of volcanic formation can be viewed) - and it is well worth the drive to see.

Photo opportunities abound as the surrounding area is full of flora and fauna, and the rock formations themselves almost beg to be photographed for their uniqueness. A great example of how the region was formed by the long-extinct volcanoes that once ruled this little part of Australia.

The walk has been made easier over the years as the path to the rocks has been maintained and upgraded. Lots of information boards / signs have been added, as well as picnic tables to sit and enjoy something to eat (as long as you brought it with you).

It is part of the surrounding Mt Kaputar National Park, which is also worth visiting if you have the time and the inclination.

Visited February 2013
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“The rocks look like a pipe organ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was an easy 10 minute walk in to see these amazing geological rock formations. The pathway is in excellent condition and my sister who was on crutches managed ok. There is a metal platform for viewing once you get to the base of this spectacular feature however then there are steps if you want to go further. I ventured down some steps to the creek bed which disappears into the rocks as an underground stream. Some of the great pillar shaped rocks are on their side so you get a different view although you can not see that section from the platform. Plenty of tiny unusual flowers along the track and if you are quiet you can see plenty of bird life too. Kaputar National Park is awesome. If you have the chance then plan a stop here and have lunch at one of the tables. There are plenty of information boards around and the facilities are fine so just simply enjoy this great place!

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A very pleasant walk in to a good example of this type of formation.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Loved the well graded path, easy parking and signage.
The low scrub is home to many birds and a delight to walk through.

Visited July 2013
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