Pilliga Forest

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:57
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Hi all

Has anyone camped in Pilliga State Forest, either at The Aloes or Salt Caves. Also how are the roads, is it 4WD only...thanks
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 13:32

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 13:32
Contact NSW State Forests in Baradine
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Reply By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 14:43

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 14:43
Haven't been there but this will help - Rough roads as it was a working timber forest

Pilliga Forest

Good luck

Rgds

Mandrake
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Reply By: Member - A J- Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 15:04

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 15:04
Loz - the road to the Aloes is a good gravel road which could be travelled by conventional vehicle once you leave the sealed road at Kenebri. On the creek there were a small a group of koala's living on the southern side of the road.

Salt caves - roads would again be gravel usually in good condition.



A J
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Reply By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 17:50

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 17:50
If the raod is dry it is a 2WD access just about anywhere.

Stopped at the Salt Caves a couple of weeks ago. The tank is full of water and the area is deserted, so it's a quiet camp for anyone staying there.

Good birdlife around about and plenty of goats too.

The locals do a bit of shooting so be aware.

Cheers
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 19:51
Roads are fine (if dry).
Aloes is OK too, have stayed there. Salt Caves is technically NP now I think (from 2008) and I think they have loos there, but not been to see.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome
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Reply By: paulnsw - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:19

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:19
Some great country in Pilliga forest. Roads are definitely 4WD only and if it so much as sprinkles rain chicken out otherwise you will have an extended stay.
Take a GPS and get new maps from Barradine at the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre open 7 days a week 10am to 5pm ph 02 6843 4000
the Gilgai Flora Reserve and Janewindi state forest the range of birds was amazing. Yarrie lake and CSIRO Astronimical observatory are worth a visit. Yarrie lake may be dry but good camping spot hot showers $5 a night.
take a GPS and map as easy to get lost in the flat and featureless forest. Well worth a trip and looking forward to going back and spending more time.
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