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Sandstone Caves

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Address: Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
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A lovely place to visit

Just a short drive (about 1km, if that) on a dirt track off the Newell Highway about 30mins from Coonabarabran. I've visited the Sandstone Caves twice ... stunning colours and... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Susan M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Just a short drive (about 1km, if that) on a dirt track off the Newell Highway about 30mins from Coonabarabran. I've visited the Sandstone Caves twice ... stunning colours and textures in the sandstone. I imagine it would be fun for kids (was for me) climbing through the caves too. Lots of birdlife.

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1 Thank Susan M
Camden, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

An easy 1 hour walk with excellent vistas and cultural experience. The sandstone caves and formations are amazing

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Thank Bradh1960
Lismore, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

The caves were an easy walk from the car park through open forest. The caves had very interesting colours and features in the sandstone, with some having aboriginal carvings in them. Well worth seeing.

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1 Thank Barry J
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

A 70km dirt road round trip for nothing. Little to see, the cave is just a gap in the wall, no birds to be seen on the dam walk and nothing much of interest to see from the lookout.

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Thank TravellerRosie
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Follow the directions carefully - it's not sign posted for a reason. Keep your eyes open from 35 km from Coonabarabran. Once there, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful, 2 km circuit walk with lots of interesting things to discover in a small part of the ancient Pilliga Forest.

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Thank Kate D
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Due to recent bushfires the caves and the road to caves has been damaged and are closed for public. If you intent to visit pls check with visitor information centre at Coonabarabran.

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1 Thank Zoobi1966
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Although these are not deep caves they are spectacular in their own way. The walk is really quite easy and is over before you know it. A great place for photographers.

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Dubbo, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Was very easy to find after talking with tourist info. Even with a bad leg and walking stick, was not a bad walk just needed a few more stops. Great photo spots and the views were awesome.

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1 Thank William B
Bateau Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Easily found following directions given at the Tourist Information Centre in Coonabarabran & just a short drive from Coonabarabran. The dirt road in from the Newell Highway is only about 1km & the road is fine for 2WD. There is interpretive signage at the start of the walk & a few bench seats at intervals throughout the walk. This exceeded... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Really amazing - kids and even us enjoyed walking through the caverns. Recommend a guided tour to get the most out of it.

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