Chichester State Forest

Picturesque Chichester State Forest is located in the Lower Barrington Tops and offers free picnic and camping grounds, the majority located near creeks/rivers.

Telegherry, Frying Pan, Currawong and Coachwood camping areas are located in the lush south-eastern side of the forest, best accessed from Dungog. White Rock, Old Camp and Pademelon Park are camping areas on the south-western side of the forest, best accessed from Gresford. Allyn River Forest Park, also in this area, is a great place for a picnic whilst the famous Ladies Well swimming hole is within a short distance of camping areas. Dogs are permitted on leads, as is bushwalking, swimming, trail-bike and four-wheel driving.

Temperatures vary considerably between the foothills (170 metres) and the Barrington Plateau (1,577 metres). Night temperatures regularly drop below zero from June to November. Campers are advised to pack cold/wet weather gear, and take their own fresh drinking water.

Nearby events

  1. Dungog Local Growers Stall

    Saturday 28 April 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 …

    28 Apr - 29 Dec
  2. Trivia Night Dungog

    Saturday 28 April 2018 , Dungog

    It's Trivia Night - come along for a fun night of trivia! This years theme is Home Sweet Home. Use your wild imagination to choose a name for your table and dress up accordingly. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. A plate towards supper …

    28 Apr
  3. Gresford Team Penning

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Dungog

    Valley Team Penning was formed after a group of riders found there was a need for a club in the Lower Hunter/Newcastle area. The first event was held at Gresford in 2011 and was a massive success. Since then the club has grown with over 300…

    28 Apr - 29 Apr