Antarctic Beech Forest walking track

Step through a portal into the other-worldly charms of Antarctic Beech Forest walking track near Gloucester Tops in Barrington Tops National Park. You’ll wander the lush landscape of the prehistoric Gondwana era on this medium walk near Gloucester, offering some spectacular birdwatching and scenic views.
Forming part of Gloucester Tops circuit, this medium track leads through airy sub-alpine woodlands of snow gums, before entering the shaded world of cool, temperate rainforest. The dense canopy of Antarctic beech is high above, vibrant moss carpets the ground, and the sharp smell of humus fills the air. Tree ferns crowd the track leading to some delightful, mossy cascades.
Dipping between forests of beech and eucalypt, this section is a favourite haunt of the rufous scrub-bird, one of Australia's rarest birds. Descending into a rocky gorge you’ll see wild white water crashing over dramatic black rocks. After a steep climb out, you’ll be ready to enjoy a bite at Gloucester Tops picnic area or Gloucester Falls picnic area.

Nearby events

  1. Paterson Historic Walk

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Dungog

    Paterson's annual town walk will be held Dr Cameron Archer AM will take the group on an informative tour of the town's historical features. The walk starts at the Paterson Court House Museum at 1pm.…

    24 Mar
  2. Annual Paterson Historical Walk

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Dungog

    The annual Paterson Historical Walk will be held on Sunday 25 March, starting at Paterson Court House Museum at 1pm. Dr Cameron Archer AM will take visitors around the village and describe the origins of European settlement and the rich…

    24 Mar
  3. Valley Team Penning

    Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 , Dungog

    Team Penning is a western equestrian sport that has evolved from farm and station work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport. Today it is a fast-paced event that gives a team of three riders on horseback…

    30 Mar - 31 Mar