Baradine, Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Goana Tracks,
Sandstone Caves and Pilliga Bore Bath
Baradine is a really friendly town with much to offer both visitors and locals. Also Baradine is located in the heart of the Pilliga forest, known for harvesting the Australian white cypress-pine which is a termite-resistant timber. This activity has been reduced as large parts of the forest are now fully conserved. The local area is a bird watching paradise, and local attractions such as the Sculptures in the scrub and the Pilliga bore mean that travelers find much to do in this tiny town. Baradine has a proud agricultural history, with many farming and grazing areas in the district.
Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre
Start your exploration of Pilliga Forest at the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, known as the gateway to Pilliga Forest. Pilliga Forest is a large and diverse outback landscape. To make the most of your visit, it’s a great idea to drop by the Centre to pick up maps, seek advice from friendly staff, and find out about guided tours, as well as which are the best birdwatching routes. Interactive displays will give you your first taste of this dramatic landscape and inspire you to get out there and explore. Also, you’ll often find art exhibitions from local artists and other cultural contributions to the community taking place here.
Goanna Tracks Motocross and Enduro Complex has adrenaline pumping tracks and engines roaring. Enjoy all styles of Motocross, Enduro, Endurocross, ATVs and Trials. The complex caters for all riders – from junior and beginner riders through to experienced riders – from the young to the young at heart. All tracks are built to national standards.
Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Take some time to read over the interpretive signage for more of an insight into this special place. You can take a self-guided walk, however this unique place is best experienced on a guided tour with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. Book your tour at Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre in Baradine!
Pilliga Bore Bath
Constructed in 1902 as a permanent town water supply after severe drought, the Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths has become a popular recreational spot for swimming. The therapeutic value of this mineral rich water has long been recognised by locals and visitors who make regular pilgrimage to the 37 degree pool to soak away their aches and pains. A roof covers the pool area and it is has lighting for night time bathing. You can also find toilet, picnic and BBQ facilities there!