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Sandstone Caves

Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6843 4011
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Amazing

The caves are off the highway down a dirt road. Parking available and a sign pointing us to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
christine_pages
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Sydney, Australia
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Fantastic caves

Unique caves which have been used for thousands of years. A little out of the way, and hard to find... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denis E
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Kyogle, Australia
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“dirt road” (9 reviews)
“an easy walk” (5 reviews)
“short drive” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6843 4011
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"dirt road"
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"an easy walk"
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"short drive"
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"newell highway"
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"hidden treasure"
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"every corner"
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"peaceful place"
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"great photo opportunities"
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"indigenous population"
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"great history"
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"local aboriginals"
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"worth the effort"
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"a special place"
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"car park"
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"parking area"
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"info centre"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are off the highway down a dirt road. Parking available and a sign pointing us to the caves. It’s a round trip of about an hour. Stunning bush on the way and the caves amazing!

1  Thank christine_pages
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique caves which have been used for thousands of years. A little out of the way, and hard to find (lacking signage) but certainly worth the effort. I am a little surprised by the lack of art in the caves. Thank you to the custodians...More

Thank Denis E
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Get directions from the Coonabarrabran Info Centre as it is not signposted. Awesome sandstone caves. Not small, not short, but extends right around the plateau. The are some aboriginal markings in some of the caves ...protected by a cage. Toilets available along the 1hr plus...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible from the road, plenty of “wow!” Moments. Well worth the visit, with spectacular rock formations and great views. Please treat respectfully. Easy to miss the sign from the road though, as it is opposite the track so no warning. And the small sign...More

Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

This indigenous sacred place has a special beauty. The rock formations, caves, folds and colours are quite breathtaking and the views from some vantage points stretch to the horizon over flat plains. It is a relatively easy walk and certainly peaceful place to stop and...More

2  Thank Judy F
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Only takes an hour of your time but is about 35km out of Coonabarabran. Easily assessable in a regular car. Don’t need to be fit but there are steps and some uneven paths. Interesting and informative signs about the native flora and fauna. Well worth...More

1  Thank Jneene
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. To find such beautiful sandstone caves in the middle of what was essentially a very dry unfriendly place is amazing. The bush here is recovering from a large bush fire a few years ago and the new growth is amazing giving...More

Thank Yodda Y
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This is well worth the drive out.It is brilliant to see & do.The circuit walk around is not difficult to do & has seating as you go around if needed.There are some steps in places.Great lookout & views on walk.The Caves are spectacular & the...More

Thank Dianne H
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Amazing is the only way to describe the Sandstone Caves. The trail from the car park along the ridge where the caves are situated is an easy walk on mostly flat ground. The sandstone formations that contain the caves are really worth seeing; and be...More

Thank Archie W
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The Sandstone Caves exhibited the deep connection the local Aboriginal people have with their land. The views were brilliant and the walk was pleasant, easily achieved with our two kids (5 and 4). The informative plaques around were great and gave us better insight into...More

Thank Cory S
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