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Sandstone Caves

Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6843 4011
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Walk around a rock

Only takes an hour of your time but is about 35km out of Coonabarabran. Easily assessable in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jneene
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Melbourne, Australia
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Just wow - well done Aboriginal community for making this available for all to see

This place was amazing. To find such beautiful sandstone caves in the middle of what was... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Yodda Y
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  • Average5%
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“dirt road” (8 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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"newell highway"
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"hidden treasure"
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"every corner"
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"very special 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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"car park"
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"circuit walk"
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"information boards"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jneene
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Reviewed 10 March 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 13 February 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 11 January 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 13 December 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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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Found this on a brochure as we were driving from Coonabarabran. Was hot and we hesitated to do the walk but so glad we did these caves are magnificent and the track was easy and took you right up to and in the shadow of...More

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Yambin Caves significant to our indigenous Australians. Easy short walk approx1.5hours with seating along the way. Well presented walk for all age groups. The colours of the sandstone are beautiful and great photo opportunities. Nature is the expert sculpture! The access dirt road is good...More

Thank Jenny G
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

These caves demonstrate the power of nature as a seemingly solid rock erodes over time, and also amazing patterns and colours revealed within the sandstone. Superb art, by Nature.

Thank GeoffRandal
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

great history, magnificent views, short walk, family friendly. The caves are not signposted very well so do some prior googling but its worth your time.

Thank Vinod B
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Very interesting landscape with great photo opportunities. The colors are vibrant and the area is a pleasant surprise when get to the caves. Good walking shoes are recommended

Thank David A
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