Set in the upper Hunter region of country NSW, Dungog is in the heart of dairy country, around 40km from Barrington Tops, a World Heritage-listed national park.Covering more than 83,000 hectares, it’s the major attraction of the area, ideal for bushwalking, horseriding, and mountain biking- there are even areas of the park where you can camp.
Some of the buildings on Dungog’s main street date back to the mid-1800s. Historic buildings of note include the Dungog Primary School, Dungog School of Arts, and the James Theatre, one of the oldest cinemas in Australia, which still plays host to the annual Dungog Film Festival every October.
Other events include the Dungog Markets, which take place on a first Sunday of every month, the Dungog Show, celebrating local agriculture and produce and a host of equestrian and horseracing events. As with all Hunter events, the focus is on local culture, local produce, local skills and local people.