On the banks of the Williams River, Dungog is a charming rural town near the spectacular World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in and around Dungog, which is less than three hours’ drive north of Sydney and accessible by train.

The main street is an urban conservation area, with a number of fascinating buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Visit Dungog Museum in the heritage-listed former School of Arts, erected in 1898, for insights into the town’s history and heritage, including the dairy and timber industries.

Tocal Homestead, Dungog

Taste fresh local produce grown in the verdant countryside at the Dungog Markets, held on the first Saturday of the month from February through December. Check out the events calendar for more rural delights including Dungog Festival and the Dungog Show, a family-orientated agricultural show.

For film buffs, amble along Brown Street to the James Theatre, with its striking Spanish Mission-style façade, and the oldest purpose-built cinema still operating in Australia. You’ll also find a delicious range of places to eat in Dungog, such as The Flying Duck Café.

Free guided tours operated by NSW National Parks depart Dungog for the spectacular Barrington Tops, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The town is nearest the southern section, where you’ll find the Rocky Crossing walk and picturesque picnic areas.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Chromophilia

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 29 July 2018 , Wollongong

    Chromophilia is a riot of colour. From leafy greens, luscious yellows, bright oranges, moody blues and all colours of the rainbow - the collection comes alive in a display connecting objects by colour across a range of media and collecting …

    21 Mar - 29 Jul
  4. Arakoon bushcare group

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , South West Rocks

    The fragile coastal dune system of Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks and Kempsey, is under threat from invasive weeds such as bitou bush. Volunteer for two hours of weeding each week to help eradicate invasive weeds and restore n…

    21 Mar - 11 Jul