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. Dunedoo Show

    Saturday 09 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 , Dunedoo

    The Dunedoo Show is a spectacular event - one of the best shows in the west! Come along and enjoy a great day and night of entertainment in a great country atmosphere. There will be steer and poddy calf riding, dog jumping, whip cracking,…

    09 Feb - 10 Feb
  2. Binnaway Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Warrumbungle Area

    A beaut little country show. A great day out for families with free entry for kids under 12, free face painting, animal nursery, reptile show, rides and all of the show favourites.…

  3. Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival

    Thursday 28 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Dunedoo

    This weekend of Bush Poetry has something for everyone - kids and adults alike. Commencing with the allocation of Poets Brawl titles and plenty of time to work out your piece, registration and Meet and Greet on Thursday at the Dunedoo…

    28 Feb - 03 Mar