Starting from the end of Dandry Gorge Road, Baradine, this circuit walk gives you a tour of the gorge and the ridge, visiting many award-winning sculptures along the way. These structures were made by 5 artists that worked with Aboriginal people to best capture the culture and appropriately depict spiritual figures. You'll go back in time as you view them in this peaceful place. Make sure you read the informational signs to learn more about the meaning of each one, along with the artist and how they made the sculpture. The picturesque path will then take you down to the gorge, where the Dandry Creek flows and plants flourish. You can also return via the same track if not interested in the gorge part. There is a picnic area with pit toilets and sheltered seating spots near the start. Take some repellent for the mozzies (Australian term for mosquitoes) if you're coming after rainfall. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
From Newell Highway, A39, Warrumbungle Shire Council.
Turn on to Number One Break Road then drive for 18.1 km
Turn left onto Top Crossing Road and drive for another 10.9 km
Keep left and drive for another 50 m
Continue and drive for another 35 m
Turn slight left and drive for another 1 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Dandry Gorge Road, head east along the dirt track as you pass by the sheltered seating spots to your right. Follow the said trail as it veers left. About 120 metres into the walk, keep left at the 3-way intersection to continue along the Sculptures in the Scrub Circuit (clockwise).....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 60 m back from the start).
After 390 m pass a "combined one level SEAT TABLE" (5 m on your left).
After another 380 m pass a "combined low SEAT TABLE 2" (on your left).
After another 390 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 170 m pass the "SCULPTURES 4" (on your right).
After another 65 m pass the "SCULPTURES" (on your left).
After another 145 m pass the "SCULPTURES" (on your right).
After another 50 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 205 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 130 m pass the "SCULPTURES 1" (on your left).
After another 140 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 95 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 70 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 4.2 km come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Sculptures in the Scrub Circuit
1 h 30 min to 3 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -60 m back from the start.
Seat: There are 8 on route, on average they are 710 m apart with the largest gap of 4.2 km.