Fire Tower, Salt Caves & The Aloes

According to legend, the Salt Caves were once 30 metres deep, and salt hung in columns like stalactites from the roof. Animals were often seen licking the salt and local Aboriginal and pioneer women collected it to cure their meat.

The fire observation tower is used by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to monitor conditions. If you climb the tower you will be rewarded with a spectacular view over The Pilliga National Park. There is a picnic area with free gas barbecues, toilets and shelters. A gentle 1km stroll takes you to the Salt Caves Dam which, when full of water, attracts wildlife.

The Aloes is a lovely picnic area on the site of an historic homestead that contains several relics including the graves of early pioneers. It is one of a number of areas within the Pilliga Forest that has koala colonies.