Sculptures in the Scrub Campground - Pilliga Forest NP

National Park - New South Wales


Deep in vast Pilliga Forest lies exquisite Dandry Gorge and the magnificent Sculptures in the Scrub. This once secret location of the Aboriginal Gamilaroi People is now an extraordinary place for all to share. Visit the sculptures to see five unique art pieces which reveal the cultural history of Pilliga. Sculptures in the Scrub picnic area and campground in Timmallallie National Park is a great place to base yourself while exploring Timmallallie. Whether you’re parking the caravan, pulling a camper trailer or pitching a tent, this roomy camping spot has space for them all. Set up your campsite and step out on the renowned Sculpture in the Scrub walking track. It’s also a great spot for a delicious lunch before or after a stroll around the art. While you might glimpse a glossy black cockatoo or the elusive turquoise parrot, grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and lace monitors are often spotted along the walk. As the shadows grow long, settle in for a famous outback sunset and cook up a barbecue feast and wait for the overwhelming display of stars. Before you head out though, get the low down on where to go at the award winning Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, in Baradine.

Getting There and Parking

  • Sculpture in the Scrub campground is in Timmallallie National Park. To get there from Barradine:
  • Follow Sculpture signage when leaving Baradine
  • Drive along Indians Lane for approximately 9.5km
  • Turn right at the T junction onto No 1 Break Road and drive for about 13km
  • Turn right onto Top Crossing Road and drive for approximately 11km
  • Turn left into Dandry Gorge Road and drive for 1km, following the signs to Sculpture in the Scrub campground.

Camping Type

  • Tent
  • Camper trailer site
  • Caravan site
  • Camping beside vehicle


  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ facilities
  • Carpark
  • Toilets

What to Bring

  • Food supplies
  • Cooking and drinking water

Please Note

  • There are no marked sites.
  • Sculpture in the Scrub walking track is in a remote outback location but the 3km return track is well-marked.
  • We recommend dropping into Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre to pick up a detailed map of the area before setting out.
  • This campground is in a remote location. Bring extra supplies in case of breakdown or changes in weather that may affect road access.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.


Bookings are required. Book online at or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

This is a great place to stay , we have done so twice . Road in can be corrugated , there is no camping at the picnic area ( photos) , instead you drive along the designated road and choose a camping area , there are about six cleared private area . All are connected by a walking track to the toilets which are clean . The sculptures are well worth a visit !
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