Baradine, a small town in northern New South Wales, is located on the Coonabarabran-Pilliga road, about midway between Coonabarabran and Pilliga. It has a population of about 600.
Baradine is located in the center of Pilliga forest, which is known for harvesting Australian white cypress-pine, a termite resistant lumber. This has been regulated as large parts of the forest are now being conserved. As such, Baradine is now a good and tight-knit farming community. A large number of emus and ostriches are being farmed for their meat, leather and oil.
While in town, places that are a must see are the ostrich and emu farm, where only recently, organized tours have been put into place. It would be an exciting adventure to come and be surrounded by gigantic birds and be able to interact with them at such close range. Another must see is the Pilliga forest, which is a vast woodland area with the largest cypress pine forest in the Southern Hemisphere. The town is a good base for exploring camping spots, drives and bushwalking trails.