The Studio

Farmstay Accommodation

We offer you 6 types of accommodations. Choose the one that best suits what you are looking for.

Pilliga Pottery

Barkala Farm is the home of Pilliga Pottery,  creators of unique pottery featuring Australian native flora and fauna.

Blue Wren Cafe

The Blue Wren Cafe serves delicious home made foods.  The taste and the atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.

Event Location

Barkala Farm has the space, scenery and accommodation to make your event a hit.

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  • 5 star review  The food was yummy very nice staff awesome place to visit I will be back soon

    thumb Rod Josephson

    5 star review  the most tranquil and beautiful place....awesome pottery handmade by the most talented artists who you could chat with and have a guided tour through the workshop.....sooo inspiring

    thumb Debbie Mercer

    5 star review  Great place to stay, great food and excellent staff. The kids loved it there, they didn't want to go home.

    thumb Shelma Guan

    An excellent and magical place to visit!

    thumb Graeme Compton
  • 5 star review  Best time..;-)

    thumb Oliver Hill

    5 star review  popped in for a cuppa and to visit the pottery and ended up staying 2 nights. Beautiful people and beautiful country.

    thumb Spencer Shaw

    5 star review  I stayed more than 2 months at this amazing place and I am gonna visit it again for sure! 😀

    thumb Alexander Werschky

    5 star review  Awesome place and lovely people! We will definitely return!

    thumb Jane Reidy
  • 5 star review  I feel very blessed that our family have come to know Maria and her amazing family over the past few years, and the pottery is a very special peaceful place to spend time. We are all praying that the bush fires will stay away xx

    thumb Julia Borowski

    5 star review  Most awesome place highly recommended for all types of holiday, you will come away feeling so blessed.

    thumb Chris Powell

    5 star review  Pilliga pottery is one of the most amazing places in the Pilliga state forest... Maria and the friendly staff are ever so accommodating making every experience there an absolute delight... The meals are fantastic and you should defiantly try there homemade ice cream.. The best I have tasted... There pottery is some of the finest I have ever seen... Come see the pottery with your own eyes.. You will be amazed... So much love.

    thumb Alexander Eunson

    5 star review  Amazing place, highly recommended and great for kids and pets

    thumb Renae Baker Pawsey
  • 5 star review  Fantastic peaceful and interesting farm stay. We camped here for 4 nights and we loved it ! Kids loved all the activites from the free clay play to the animals, there are interesting things dotted all around the gardens and plenty for kids to explore. The swimming pool was a welcomed addition. Cafe serves really nice coffee and ice cream. We didnt have wood fired pizza as we bought plenty of food but we wish we had of tried them as many people said they were delicious. Very worth the 10km drive out there. Such a beautiful spot to sit and relax. We will be back!

    thumb Leah Rigby

    5 star review  Amazing place I loved it. So interesting watching the Artisans working and of course I had to buy some of the gorgeous pottery. Glad we visited �

    thumb Janet Reynolds

    5 star review  One of our favorite places to visit, particularly when we need to unwind. The combination of the beautiful natural environment (sandstone gorges, cliff lines with many lookouts and undisturbed bush land with many well established bush walking trails), the incredible eclectic mix of accommodation buildings hand built using local materials & various alternative building techniques (and filled with artisan workmanship of every sort imaginable), the pottery, the farm experience and the wonderful food (the Big Barkala breakfast and the woodfired pizzas being particular standouts for me, but having sampled it all now we can definitely recommend it all!) is like nothing we have found anywhere else. Congratulations on what you have achieved out there in the middle of the Pillga : your vision, dedication and hard work inspire us every visit

    thumb Geoff Cook

    5 star review  Unique place with wonderful people. A must visit for people coming to Coonabarabran

    thumb Allison Reynolds

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