The World Heritage-listed rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park harbour a range of native flora and fauna that can be seen from several walking tracks, picnic areas and campgrounds within the park.
Short break getaways in Barrington Tops
Barrington Tops National Park is a site of outstanding natural beauty covering 83,000 hectares of unspoiled forests and forming part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.
Several walking tracks snake through the lush parklands, ranging from short and easy trails to multi-day journeys across rugged terrain. Pass through subtropical rainforests and ancient beech trees as you make your way through Barrington Tops via the Sharpes Creek, Aeroplane Hill or Gloucester River walking tracks. Visitors can also book a guided tour through the park.
Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor activities such as white water rafting, horse riding, and mountain and trail biking in the area. Many of the park’s lookouts, including Carey’s Peak and Thunderbolts lookout offer uninterrupted views across mountains and the plateau region between Scone and Gloucester.
When hunger strikes, stop at Gloucester Falls or Gloucester Tops picnic areas, where toilets and secluded tables offer a relaxing respite from a day of walking. Be sure to listen for the eastern whip-bird, whose call can often be heard echoing through the trees in this area.
Barrington Tops is home to several campsites set amongst spectacular wilderness locations. Devils Hole and Gummi Falls are amongst the area’s prettiest places to pitch a tent. There are also a stunning range of four and five star accommodation options, including rustic cottages, B&Bs, and mountain retreats.