At an altitude of 1,500 metres, you’ll have your head in the clouds on this high country track that captures the rare beauty of the plateau region of Barrington Tops National Park, between Scone and Gloucester. From...
Enjoy camping and picnics in the beautiful Barrington Tops National Park, a World Heritage wilderness a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Spectacular rainforest, enchanting waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts are just some of the glorious features in this park.
Discover the beautiful Barrington Tops
Exhilarating walking trails open up the beauty of the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, a few hours’ drive north of Sydney. Home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species, this wilderness is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.
Pass through temperate rainforest and Antarctic beech trees, discover cascading waterfalls and spot various animals, including rare owls and elusive long-nose potoroos. Popular walking trails include Sharpes Creek, Aeroplane Hill and Gloucester River. The Corker trail is a challenging hike.
Rising from near sea level to over 1,500 metres, the park is an irreplaceable wonder of nature and protects Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, including sacred ceremonial places. The Rocky Crossing walking track offers splendid views of the temperate rainforest and a delightful waterfall.
Some of the best lookouts are at Careys Peak and Devils Hole. A campground and picnic area is near the Devils Hole lookout. For riverside tranquillity, try the Gloucester River campground and picnic area. The remote Gummi Falls campground is near mountain biking trails and great fishing spots.
Guided tours depart Dungog or Gloucester, two charming towns in the Barrington Tops region with plenty of accommodation options. NSW National Parks offers free guided tours from Dungog, and Barrington Outdoor Adventures in Gloucester offers a range of adventure tours, including a five-day walking tour in the park that finishes with whitewater kayaking on the Barrington River.