Nature getaways around Barrington Tops
Just 3 hours' drive north of Sydney, Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness which is accessible via walking trails that take you through subtropical rainforest, ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands.
- Saturday 3 August Olympia Jazz Band
Geoff Bull plays the trumpet
- Thursday 8 August Jerusalem Creek to Chichester Dam
- Saturday 10 August Dungog Historical Society 50th Anniversary
About Barrington Tops
Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness covering more than 83,000 hectares. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. Other things to do in the area include whitewater rafting, horseriding and mountain biking.
In the midst of the wilderness you'll find accommodation camping sites in spectacular locations such as at Polblue camping area while a there's a range of accommodation, from rustic cottages, bed & breakfasts and mountain retreats, in the surrounding area.
Many of the villages in the area, including Dungog,and Gloucester were settled in the early 19th century and they still evoke the colourful history of the region, which included a vigorous timber industry, gold prospecting and ship-building. Follow a farmgate trail for local produce that includes cheese and wine, or stop at a country cafe in Barrington, Stroud or Gloucester.