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. Madeleine Cruise Art Exhibition

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018 , Dungog

    Through a series of still life paintings, Madeleine explores the relationships between domestic tasks and the trials and tribulations of life. "Theatre Of Objects" is a wonderfully refreshing collection of works from this artist with a str…

    21 Sep - 23 Sep
  2. Dungog Pedalfest

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018 , Dungog

    Dungog Pedalfest is a celebration of cycling and sociability over the second weekend in September each year! This weekend is a major fund-raising event for the local community and is proudly supported by the Rotary Club of Dungog - a cause…

    21 Sep - 23 Sep
  3. Jake Clark Exhibition

    Friday 21 September 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018 , Dungog

    A Melbourne based graffiti artist, who uses mixed media to subversively depict iconic pop culture characters and landmark destinations. Centering around the themes of money, power and capitalism.…

    21 Sep - 23 Sep