Pilliga Sandstone Caves
Pilliga Nature Reserve
83kms South of Narrabri on the Newell Highway (8kms South of No 1 Break Road Turn)
The Sandstone Caves are located in the Pilliga Nature Reserve, these caves are an excellent example of cabes fromed by the actions of wind and water on cliffs of soft sandstone.
The Pilliga Nature Reserve provides a habitat for a range of threatened species including Malle fowl, Pilliga Mouse, Swift Parrot, Regent Honeyeater, Blacked stripped Wallaby and many more. The Pilliga Scrub consists of Open Forests and woodland Communities dominatedby Eucalyptus, Angophora and Callitris Trees. Brown Bloodwood, Black pine and narrow leaved ironbark and the dominant tree species seen along the walking track to the caves.
There is a simple Picnic Area but No camping or Lighting Fires is allowed. As you walk around the Hill you will find a number of caves including one which is closed and undergoing preservation. There are indications of Aboriginal habitation in this cave – grinding marks and artwork in sandstone.
This is a Medium walk 1.7kms return ( The track surgace is loose so please wear sturdy footwear)
Please leave everything as you find it No Rubbish Bins are provided so please take your rubbish home
Stay on the walking track – the caves are fragile Please respect the area
GPS Reading S 31 00 555 E 149 24 489 To Car Park entrance.
The Salt Caves and The Aloes
Ensure that you obtain a Pilliga Scrub Map
Dry weather Roads Only
Many kilometers of unsealed road Many kilometetres of driving in remote areas, ensure you have plenty of fuel and water etc before setting off on this tour and it is advisable to let someone know of your travel plans
Always check with the visitors centre before doing this tour.
South on the Newell Highway towards Coonabarabran approximately 31kms
Turn right onto the Pilliga Forest Way to Lucky lat approsimately 15ksm.
Continue on the Pilliga Forest Way until you arrive at Schwagers Bore
Follow the Pilliga Forest Way approsimately 8 kms and turn left into line road where the road will take you to the salt caves.
To continue onto the Aloes follow the Wellyard Road to Coxes Crossing
Turn onto the Aloes Road follow through to the aloes
From the Aloe you can continue on to Kenebri on the Pilliga Forest Way Road or follow the Cumbil Road onto Barading.
From the Austrlia Telescope continue on this road until you reach the Cross Roads
Turn left onto the Wee Waa Road and Follow through onto Twenty Foot Road then onto to The Pilliga Forest Way to Schwagers Bore
Continue as per Option 1 directions
From Wee Waa Follow the Pilliga Road to Cuttabri
Take the Cuttabri Road and turn into Cumbil Road and follow the aloes
Continue to the salt caves by following the Aloes Road to Coxs Crossing
Join Wellyard Road, which follows through to the Salt Caves
To return to Narrabri Follow line Road to the Pilliga Forest Way, Schwager bore and Lucky Flat to the Newell Highway.
You can search the Google Maps here but this is not the correct map to take with you.