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Hidden Spot

We found these caves by accident as they are not really advertised and how glad we were that we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Amazing rock formations

This is not sign posted as sandstone caves. Turn off the newell highway at Taminba trail. The rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise M
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Pilliga Nature Reserve | Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6843 4011
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All reviews dirt road newell highway an easy walk short drive hidden treasure peaceful place great photo opportunities indigenous population local aboriginals the loop a special place worth the effort walking track car park parking area hour walk well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found these caves by accident as they are not really advertised and how glad we were that we did. What a great spot to visit. These caves were used by the Aborigines. We had a great experience wandering through this special spot. The colours...More

Thank Ann0259
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not sign posted as sandstone caves. Turn off the newell highway at Taminba trail. The rocks are a short walk from the carpark. Take your camera. The shapes and colours of the rocks are awesome.

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

lots of sandstone caves off the beaten track. self tour that is only short.sandstone rock formations that are interesting.

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

These Caves were surprisingly beautiful. I didn’t expect them to be so spectacular. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

1  Thank LCan0206
Reviewed 21 August 2018

There was a stunning photo at every turn. The colours and the weathering were just beautiful. Definitely, worth checking out. A very spiritual place - thank you to the local indigenous people for sharing this beautiful place. However, I was very disappointed to see parents...More

1  Thank juliett1907
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great walk with young children. The walk itself is brief, the views are amazing and the caves keep the kids interested.

Thank MBush25
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking views and the sandstone caves are just amazing ! Walking track is great too !

1  Thank Jesskaneo
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This place is not signed off the Newell Highway for cultural reasons. If you put Yaminba Trail in your sat nav it should help you locate the entry track. It’s a short dirt road and when I went along it the track was fine for...More

3  Thank s4ndo
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The caves are off the highway down a dirt road. Parking available and a sign pointing us to the caves. It’s a round trip of about an hour. Stunning bush on the way and the caves amazing!

1  Thank christine_pages
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Unique caves which have been used for thousands of years. A little out of the way, and hard to find (lacking signage) but certainly worth the effort. I am a little surprised by the lack of art in the caves. Thank you to the custodians...More

Thank Denis E
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14 October 2018|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
If your talking about a caravan then it should be ok. It does have a slight turn to go in the gates but relatively straight after that. Road is dirt and a little bumpy. Is a large area at the end to park and turn.
Cheryl L
10 September 2018|
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Response from Judy F | Reviewed this property |
The Sandstone caves are not far north.land not far off the main road. It’s easy to miss the sign. I suggest you ask in the Visitors Centre. It is not widely broadcast because it is deemed a sacred site. It is worth a visit.