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Pilliga National Park, NSW, Australia

Here a few photos taken at Pilliga NP. Pilliga NP is a National Park split into two parts, both of which form part of what used to be known as the "Pilliga scrub", an area between Narrabri, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah, Pilliga and Wee Waa in inland NSW that contains the largest contiguous piece of bushland left in NSW outside the Great Dividing Range. Apart from other habitats, Pilliga NP features the so-called "Gilgais", i.e. shallow natural depressions with (semi-)permanent waterholes that are not part of a creek system. Note that some photos presented on this website are available FOR SALE.

(See also Pilliga scrub.)

At about 50x200 m, "Old Boo" - seen here on a rainy day - is the biggest "Gilgai" (waterhole) in Pilliga NP

Old Boo, here seen at sunrise, on the point of drying up (again) in December 2019

White-fronted Honeyeater seen taking nectar from a eucalypt tree (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Pilliga NP, NSW, September 2013]

Old Coghill Waterhole, another attraction in Pilliga NP, may not be a classical "gilgai" (i.e., a shallow depression in the landscape from which water cannot drain), but a generic waterhole associated with Coghill Creek

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