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Next Pilliga Leard Discovery Tour September 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Friday, 1 SeptoSunday, 3 Sep

Photo: Tim BergenThe next Pilliga Leard tour will be held on September Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd. As I have a booking this tour is definite.

Following tour: September 29th, 30th, October 1st.

Please reply or text me {mobile prefix oh for}28725852 to book either tour.

Please complete the registration form and return by post or email.

costs: There is no charge to participate in the tag-a-long tour. Pay for your own fuel, accommodation and food, a small donation is welcome.

Pilliga bore baths camping $5 dinner $15 – $28

Pilliga Pottery- Shared room $30 head, dinner $20, drinks and coffees extra

fuel: it takes me almost 1 tanks of fuel from the shell service station, the Pilliga tour, and back to the shell service station for the subaru forester,

Hope to see you on a tour

Pat Schultz, 177 Brown St, Armidale 2350


Start the tour with a full tank of fuel.

Three Day Discovery Tour

Day 1

 

6.30pm

Stay at Pilliga Hotel or camp at Pilliga Hot Bore Baths. BYO drinking water to bore baths. Spend some time soaking in the Pilliga bore baths.

Dinner at Pilliga Pub or Pilliga Cafe

 

Day 2

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8.30am

Bring packed lunch, snacks, drinks, plenty of water, hat and sunscreen.

Leave Pilliga township.

Check out Gwagebar. Barnaby Joyce, MP for New England, has his ‘weekender’ near here.

Visit Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre at Baradine, collect maps and leaflets.

 

11.30am

Leave Baradine and travel 33 km on unsealed road 50 minutes to Dandry Gorge.

 

12.30pm

Lunch and walk at Sculptures in the Scrub at Dandry Gorge in The Pilliga Forest.

 

3.00pm

Leave Dandry Gorge for the Sandstone Caves, distance 90km and 1¼ hr travel time

 

 

Stay at Pilliga Pottery. Pilliga Pottery offers meals and accommodation or camping. Pilliga Pottery, Coonabarabran

You may be driving up to 320km by the end of the day!!

 

Day 3

 

 

8.30am

Depart. Bring lunch, snacks, drinks, plenty of water, hat & sunscreen.

If forest protectors are available as tour guides, tour the coal seam gas fields, see drilling rig and production wells. This section of the forest may be closed to the public.

Visit spill at Bohena 7 on Newell Hwy

Visit Leewood on Newell Hwy.

Refuel at Shell service station on Newell Highway.

Have your lunch here.

Tour the Leard State Forest, and discover views of the Whitehaven Coal Mine with a protector or take a self guided tour (see Self guided tour of Leard Forest).

 

 

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