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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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+61 2 6843 4011

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I had the Sandstone Caves to myself and they were just wonderful. The round trip was not strenuous and every corner had some surprise.

Reviewed 10 February 2017
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I had the Sandstone Caves to myself and they were just wonderful. The round trip was not strenuous and every corner had some surprise.

Thank harrjean
Greater Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place to visit. We loved how many caves there were, and the connection to the land we felt and what we learnt about the significance of the place to the local Aboriginal people past and present, even just from reading the information boards. We saw lots of animal tracks in the sand in the caves... More 

Thank DrUrbach
Halifax Region, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

One can imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago, living in the vicinity of these dwellings. The shade the caves provided from the searing heat must have been welcome. A large fire went through the area 3 years ago so there are many blackened gum trees. What is amazing, is the amount of new growth on the older... More 

1 Thank osprey1955
Wollongong, Australia
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My daughter and I visited in October school holidays. Get info before you leave as its not signposted as Sandstone Caves but Yaminba Trail This place has a calmness about it and takes you back to another time and place. We didn't have a guide but walked around and marveled at the caves and history. The views are spectacular and... More 

Thank Tim N
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our family of 3 thoroughly enjoyed the walk around the Sandstone Caves and the insightful information available throughout the walk. The walk was relatively easy for all family members

Thank David S
Inverell, Australia
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66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely walk through bushland to sandstone caves and great views - less than 2km. Long drop toilet, dirt road into dirt car parking area.

Thank TheSearchEngine
Beechwood, Australia
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194 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a really wonderful place. The walking trail is well maintained and easy with steps when needed. The toilet is new. The caves are beautiful and the ancient artwork is accessible to view and well protected from damage. This is a site well presented and locals can be proud of there efforts to show visitors.

Thank ian6633
Korora, Australia
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A walk through the pillaga forest brings you to a sandstone wall. The walk is well made and follows around the sides of the sandstone knob. Many helpful signs and information boards are there, telling of the wildlife and local Kamiloroi's people's use of the land.

1 Thank colclu
Lake Macquarie
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135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be able to visit this wonderful place. Although ravaged by bushfires, the sandstone caves are intact. A really great place to visit. The 12000 year old carvings were a sight to delight and overwhelm.

Thank Johnmdub
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Susan M

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