Pilliga Guided Self-Drive Tours

Self-Drive 3 Day Tag Along Tours

Pat Shultz conducts Pilliga and Leard Forest coal and coal seam gas three day Tag Along Tours on set dates, see below. Other group or individual tours may be arranged.

These not for profit guided tours are designed to educate about the impacts of coal and coal seam gas mining.

2017 Dates
Friday – Sunday
July 28 – 30
August 25 – 27
September 29 – 1st October

Start the tour with a full tank of fuel.

Itinerary may vary. You can pick up or end the Tour at Narrabri or the Leard Forest.

Day 1
– stay at Pilliga Hotel or camp at Pilliga Bore Baths.
BYO drinking water to bore baths.
Spend some time soaking in the hot Pilliga bore baths.
Dinner at Pilliga Pub 6.30pm

Day 2
8.30am – Leave Pilliga township. Bring packed lunch, snacks, drinks, plenty of water, hat and sunscreen.
Gwagebar – Barnaby Joyce, MP for New England, has his ‘weekender’ nearby.
Baradine – visit Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, collect maps and leaflets.
11.30am – Travel 33 km on unsealed road 50 minutes.
12.30pm – Sculptures in the Scrub at Dandry Gorge – lunch and walk.
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.
Camp at Pilliga Protection Camp.

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

Day 3

8.30am – Depart. Bring lunch, snacks, drinks, plenty of water, hat & sunscreen.
Guided tour of the coal seam gas fields. See the latest developments as well as drilling rig, production wells, flares, spill areas and infrastructure including the controversial Leewood Waste Water Facility.

Refuel at service station in Narrabri.

From Narrabri travel
North to Moree
South to Leard State Forest and Gunnedah.

For further information: Phone Pat Shultz 0428 725 852 Email: leardpilliga@gmail.com