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. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 April 2018 , Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month. Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in local produce including wine, cheese, …

    03 Mar - 07 Apr
  2. Scone Horse Trials

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Scone

    Since 1979 the Scone Horse Trials Inc. committee have hosted the Olympic Equestrian sport of Eventing at Broomfield near Scone. Two events are staged each year, in spring and autumn. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the NSW State Eventing Champions…

    11 Mar
  3. Upper Hunter Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Muswellbrook

    The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering. The show encourages social interac…

    17 Mar - 18 Mar
  4. Warbirds Over Scone

    Sunday 25 March 2018 , Scone

    Upper Hunter Shire Council in conjunction with Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone Aero Club, Pay's Air Service and Paul Bennet Air Shows presents the return of Warbirds Over Scone. Come along and see iconic warbird flights and formations,…

    25 Mar
  5. Scone Horse Festival

    Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Scone

    Scone is the Horse Capital of Australia and the Scone Horse Festival celebrates the place where horses reign and where each year many people from within the region and from far afield come to share the community's pride in the area and thei…

    04 May - 13 May