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Barkala Farm, The Ultimate Australian Bush Experience

Barkala Farm is an 8000 acre property located in the valleys of the Pilliga Forest and home to Australia`s largest and finest Bush Pottery, "Pilliga Pottery".

Surrounded by splendid natural beauty, it is a unique place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush. On our property we run a small herd of cattle, some horses, and a few milking goats. We offer Farmstay Accommodation in unique handmade buildings, each with its own character. We also offer Horse Riding, Horse Riding Adventure Camps, and German Language Adventure Camps.

And how about birdwatching ? The Pilliga Forests are world famous for the great diversity of our feathered friends, we have complete bird lists and bird walks waiting for you ! To top it all of you can go on adventure in the greater Barkala farm region, discover the Warrumbungles national park, Mount Kaputar national Park and visit the many other local attractions in Coonabarabran , Narrabri, Dubbo and beyond.

Where do you find Barkala Farm ?
Barkala Farm is located in the vast expanses of the Pilliga some 35km. North of Coonabarabran, in north-western NSW. We are about an hour from the famous Warrumbungle National Park.
Barkala Farm

The people of Barkala Farm
The Rickert family emigrated from Germany in the 1980`s, and fell in love with the mountains and valleys of the Warrumbungle region. They settled on "Barkala", intending to make a living from organic farming, but they had not expected Australian droughts! So, to support their growing family, they revived the trade they had mastered in Germany, and started a pottery from nothing in the middle of the bush. It did not take long before the now famous ` Pilliga Pottery` became their main source of income, and visitors remain fascinated by the sight of the sprawling, colourful, creative mudbrick structures of Pilliga Pottery nestled amongst the gardens and gum trees. Maria, her sons Johannes and Bernhard, daughter Eva and several full time and part time staff are there to welcome visitors every day of the year.

Horse Riding at Barkala Farm
The romance and freedom of horse riding was one of the big reasons for the move to Australia, and the Rickert children virtually grew up on horseback. Now adults, they take great pleasure in sharing their love of horses with visitors, and run short rides for beginners, longer rides for those with more experience, and two and four-day Adventure Camps for those who really want to feel what it means to experience the bush. Camping under the stars and exploring the ridges, paddocks and valleys of the Pilliga is an experience never to be forgotten. Read on for all the details!

Phone: 02 68422239

Barkala Farm, The Ultimate Australian Bush Experience