This tour is designed for the time poor, driving north or south along the Newell Highway. See for yourself what is happening in The Pilliga. It is recommended that you also drive north to Chinchilla to see what it will look like in the future unless Santos ditches its Narrabri Gas Project.
Do not go deep into the forest without a guide as it is very easy to get lost. However, if you have a map you will be able to find these sites not far off the Newell Highway.
NB Distances are approximate.
Coonabarabran to Narrabri – Newell Highway
Overnight at Pilliga Pottery 23km north of Coonabarabran + 10km off highway.
Pilliga Pottery turnoff to X Line Road – Bibblewindi Gas Wells 60km
X Line Road to Plumb Road – Bohena 7 Spill Site 11km
Plumb Road to Leewood Water Treatment Facility 3.8km
Leewood Waste Water Facility to Narrabri 22km
Narrabri to Coonabarabran – Newell Highway
Narrabri to Leewood Waste Water Facility 22km
Leewood Water Treatment Facility to Plumb Road – Bohena 7 Spill Site 3.8km
Plumb Road to X Line Road – Bibblewindi Gas Wells 11km
X Line Road to Pilliga Pottery 60km + 10km off highway
Pilliga Pottery to Coonabarabran 10km off highway + 23km