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August mid-week Pilliga Tag–Along Tour

Wednesday, 24 AugtoFriday, 26 Aug

Tuesday 24rd Arrive at Pilliga Pottery at any time. It’s a beautiful place with many activities. Pottery classes, bushwalks, birdwatching and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. The Blue Wren Café is a licensed venue with excellent coffee and meals.

6pm dinner at Blue Wren Café or self-cater.

Wednesday 24th

BYO breakfast, café is not open early. Café is closed there.

Pack lunch and bring a thermos if you wish.

8.30am depart on the tour. Depending on time we will visit as many paces as possible.

Suggested itinerary-

Visit Sculptures in the scrub, enjoy the 3 km walk. Morning tea.

Drive to Salt Caves and Fire tower, a short walk to the dam, alternatively visit the Baradine Discovery Centre. We are unlikely to manage both.

Then to the Sandstone Caves. A short 1.7 km walk to admire the beauty of the caves.

Return to Pilliga Pottery

6pm Take away dinner from Blue Wren Café or self-cater.

Thursday 25th

BYO breakfast, café is not open early. But early enough to have a coffee

8.30am Tour the gas field usually with a local activist.

Sunday we tour the coal seam gas fields: visit ‘produced water’ spills; and see poorly rehabilitated areas on old exploration sites, gas pipelines, pilot production wells, and previously unlined produced water ponds. Santos’s infrastructure and hear about the risks to the Great Artesian Basin.

The Santos leasehold in the Gunnedah Basin includes 53 current wells in the Pilliga and 850 proposed wells in the Pilliga and adjoining farmlands.

Return to Pilliga Pottery

Friday 26th

Today you will have time to enjoy a cooked breakfast.

Depart Pilliga Pottery. It is worth taking a few more days if time permits, there are several other places worth a visit, the Warrumbungle National Park, Siding Springs Observatory, Yarrie Lake

Check out Pilliga Pottery and the Blue Wren Café menu

Pilliga registration for midweek tour needs to happen before August 2

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