Barrington Tops National Park (Southern Gateway)

Dungog Shire and its towns and villages act as the southern gateway to the Barrington Tops National Park and the world heritage area, and both are very accessible to the large population living within three hours.

The rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park are of international significance; forming part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Carved out of ancient volcanic flows, the park rises from near sea level to over 1500 metres and protects one of the largest temperate rainforests in mainland Australia, along with a host of diverse habitats and wide range of birds and animals.

The park is a bushwalker’s paradise, with an excellent walking track network that includes short and easy walks to more difficult overnight hikes, with plenty of sites to set up a bush camp for the evening.

For those visiting for the day, there are lots of picnic and barbecue areas to enjoy, cycling trails to be explored and views from the park’s lookouts that need to be seen to be believed. Fishing is a popular activity in the park between October and May; you might catch a rainbow or brown trout.

Nearby events

  1. Dungog Local Growers Stall

    Saturday 17 November 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Dungog

    The Local Growers Stall brings you fresh produce grown by local farmers, market gardeners and back yard growers. Every week you will find different, super-fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, cut flowers, honey, eggs, and seedlings. Much of…

    17 Nov - 29 Dec
  2. Gresford Community Markets

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 16 December 2018 , Dungog

    Of course, there's something for everyone at the Gresford Community Markets. Delicious local olives and olive oil, natural household, health and beauty products, sports memorabilia, locally grown plants and produce, a wide range of…

    18 Nov - 16 Dec
  3. seeDungog Region Arts And Culture Trail

    Friday 23 November 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Dungog

    seeDungog Regional Arts and Culture Trail is a three day event showcasing local galleries, art studios, museums, historic houses, antiques, cafés, cultural organisations, community groups. Come and explore as they put out the welcome mat…

    23 Nov - 25 Nov