Baradine is a diversion town between Coonamble and Narrabri. Baradine is a service town within the rich cotton and wheat belt region and a gateway town to the Pilliga forest. The visitor will get a nice feel with the town and the friendly people.

The area was originally inhabited by Aborigines, and first settled by Europeans in the late 1830s and was proclaimed a village in 1865. Baradine's name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word for "red wallaby". Baradine Post Office opened on 1 January 1867.

Baradine is the administrative centre of the Pilliga Scrub and the State forests of the Pilliga are part of the vast and unusual woodland, famous for its cypress pine, its broom plains, its vivid spring wildflowers, its koalas and a rich supply of honey-bearing flora. In a state where eucalypt forests dominate the landscape, the Pilliga offers scenery that is distinctly different.

Be sure to visit the Pilliga Forest Display Centre is a must visit and a good reason to visit Baradine. The centre is free and an opportunity understand the Pilliga  There is a War Memorial also at this location.

Baradine has a classic Catholic Church, old but is undated. The Anglican likewise is an old building. The Presbyterian has been sold.

There are two great old pubs in the town. Both near centurion buildings.

The War Memorial is a small cenotaph, plus this significant memorial building.

Whilst Baradine is not on any major hgy, the traveler is urged to consider the diversion. If there is an interest in nature and forests that diversion is a must.

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Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course