“Welcome to Barkala, Home of Pilliga Pottery”
Relax in our unique Farmstay accommodation. Located in the tranquil Pilliga Forests - Central NSW
Pilliga Pottery is where it all begun: The Rickert family bought Barkala back in the early 1980′s, settled in a small cottage and took it on from there. Built a potters workshop , a woodfired kiln and started to produce the unique Pilliga Pottery style of Earthenware. This unique style has remained unsurpassed in design and quality and tens of thousands of hand crafted pieces made out of local clay by local people found their way all over Australia and world wide. Looking for an genuine Australian Gift ? Pilliga Pottery is 100% made out of the Australian soil with Australiana designs by Australian Potters … more to say ? !
Barkala Farms artistic community invites you to experience the unique lifestyle located north of Coonabarabran. Stay in one of our highly recognized crafted Guesthouses:
Share our 8000 acre working cattle Farm and enjoy following activities:
Dog lovers: We also offer pet-friendly arrangements for you and your doggy !
Barkala is part of the Astronomical Capital Region
Australia’s largest Telescope at Siding Spring is there for a reason: the clarity of the night sky, the absence of light distorting jet stream (no twinkling stars) , the darkness of the sky.
Located at only a short distance from Siding Spring Observatory Barkala enjoys the same night sky conditions.
Add to this our unique Farm-Stay Accommodation and fabulous Cafe and you have the perfect environment for your Astronomical adventure with your own telescope.