Sandstone Caves walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.7km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Yaminba Trail, Dandry

  • End: Yaminba Trail, Dandry

  • Location: Pilliga National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 518 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.01161667

  • Longitude: 149.4160083

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Sandstone Caves walking track is a 1.7km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Pilliga National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You'll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Take some time to read over the interpretive signage for more of an insight into this special place.
You can take a self-guided walk, however this unique place is best experienced on a guided tour with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. You can book your tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.

About the region

Pilliga Forest is an iconic Australian landscape offering rugged beauty on a grand scale. Explore the trail network by car or on foot, take a guided tour and camp out.

One of the iconic landscapes of inland Australia, Pilliga Forest (or sometimes called the Pilliga Scrub) is made up of Pilliga Nature Reserve, Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga West, and East State Conservation Areas.

Close to the town of Baradine, Pilliga is a vast forest that spans more than half a million hectares and features 2,000km of public access trails, so there’s a lot to explore either by walking or car touring. Explore along the Coonabarabran-Baradine-Warrumbungle scenic drive. You can set up camp at the free Sculptures in the Scrub campground in Timmallallie National Park.

Getting there

Directions can be obtained by visiting or contacting Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre. The walk is not signposted as requested by the Aboriginal Elders. Parking Parking is available at the start of Sandstone Caves walking track.

Tips

This is a special place for the Gamilaroi people - please be respectful when visiting this site and refrain from touching the rock art and engravings. Photography is permitted, however visitors are requested not to use flash photography.
You can book a guided tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine.
It's a good idea to check road conditions before setting out - contact Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre for up to date information.


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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