Pilliga Forest

Pronounced pilly-gah, 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. You can set up camp at the free Sculptures in the Scrub campground in Timmallallie National Park.

Be sure to take a guided Discovery tour of Sandstone Caves to find out about this important Aboriginal site and the Gamilaroi people’s connections to this ancient landscape. As you walk or drive, keep your eyes out for some of the park’s resident birds and wildlife, including rare barking owls and malleefowls. A particularly keen eye will spot the families of koalas who dine and recline on the many eucalypt trees which are found throughout this area.

Nearby events

  1. Tour de Warrumbungles Weekend of Cycling

    Saturday 25 August 2018 , Coonabarabran

    *** Postponed 2017- Future dates to be confirmed at a later date *** Join the locals for a full weekend of cycling, fun and friendship. Start on Saturday with a 30 kilometre coffee ride and then the fast and furious time trial at 2pm that…

    25 Aug
  2. Riding the Lightwave of Technology

    Wednesday 26 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018 , Coonabarabran

    Riding the Lightwave of Technology brings scientists, researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers and industry leaders together to discuss the many aspects and impacts of light pollution and artificial light. During this three day co…

    26 Sep - 28 Sep
  3. Science in the Pub

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Coonabarabran

    Join Professor Fred Watson and a line up of stellar guest panelists for a fun filled evening discussing the mysteries of the Universe including the much anticipated Astro Song live on stage!…

    28 Sep