Pilliga is a small country village located on the edge of the Pilliga State Forest in an area abounding with wildlife and natural beauty. One of Pilliga’s main features are the hot artesian bore baths with its therapeutic mineral waters and new amenities block. The lagoon on the edge of the town is a popular spot for canoeing and birdwatching and attracts a high diversity of bird species including coastal migratory birds.
Pilliga has a small primary school, café, pub, communitylink and rural transaction centre with attached multipurpose courts.
Gwabegar is located in the middle of the largest naturally formed cypress pine forest in the southern hemisphere, the Pilliga State Forest covering an area of 3000 square kilometres. The village is a quiet and secluded locality.
Gwabegar has a primary school, modern and well-resourced community centre, a multipurpose sports court, general store and post office.