Short break getaways in Barrington Tops
Barrington Tops is a site of outstanding natural beauty that covers over 83,000 hectares of unspoilt forests where you can go camping, bushwalking or mountain-biking. Both subtropical rainforest and subalpine woodlands can be found in the vast Barrington Tops National Park.
Go for a bushwalk along one of the many walking trails there - you may be lucky enough to spot a lyrebird or rare satin bowerbird. The park is home to countless animal species, over 40 of which are threatened, including the powerful owl, yellow-bellied glider and spotted-tail quoll.
Enjoy the spectacular views from Devils Hole, the best lookout in Barrington Tops National Park, or visit nearby townships set in the foothills of the park such as Dungog or Gloucester.
Small church in Barrington, Hunter. Image Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW
Thunderbolts Lookout, Barrington Tops NP
Man (on left) at Thunderbolts Lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Image Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW
Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops NP
Creek flowing through Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops National Park (eastern section), Upper Hunter - Mid North Coast. Image Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW