Holidays in Barrington Tops National Park

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Barrington Tops National Park which includes mountains, tranquil scenes and hiking or walking

Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking, fishing or camping at this enormous subtropical national park.

Barrington Tops National Park is a destination for lovers of the great outdoors. The most popular activity here is hiking, but you can also fish, camp, mountain bike and bird watch.

The park stretches out across 74,567 hectares (18,4259 acres) in the lush Hunter Region. Forming part of the protected Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, Barrington Tops is one of the most scenic national parks in the state.

While Barrington Tops National Park is large enough to spend a few days exploring, visitors with less time can see many attractions in a day.

The landscape of the park was created from ancient volcano lava flows. Take the Careys Peak walking track to reach a lookout at one of the park's highest points, at 1,544 metres (5,066 feet). On the way to the the lookout, on the edge of the park's plateau, the 7-kilometre (4-mile) trail will take you past snow gum forests and a historic hut. Look out for the local fauna, with echidnas, eagles and kangaroos all common on the trail.

Go fishing for brown trout in one of the six rivers that run through the park. Fishing gear can be obtained from the petrol stations in the area. A number of tour operators also offer canoe trips down the rivers. Bring your bicycle to explore the many mountain bike trails that are features of the park.

Camping is a popular activity in the park. While there are no powered sites, many feature amenities including hot showers and gas barbecues. Food and water cannot be purchased within the park so visitors are advised to plan carefully.

Barrington Tops National Park is located near Dungog, 1.5 hours north of Newcastle by car. There is free car parking and no admission fee for the park.

Note that for safety reasons the park is sometimes closed during poor weather or if there is fire danger.

537 Cheap Hotels Near Barrington Tops National Park

The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains
The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains
2940 Salisbury Road, Salisbury, NSW
This family-friendly Salisbury cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Barrington Tops National Park and Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Mount Allyn Flora Reserve ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Cabin in the Gondwana
"Nestled among a group of 20 wilderness cottages, the Cabin Is perched on a hillside adjoining the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of the Barrington Tops National Park – traditional lands of the Gringai people. Tiny swamp wallabies dart among the buildings and a welcoming committee of Crimson ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2021

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Salisbury Lodges
Salisbury Lodges
4 out of 5
2930 Salisbury Road, via Dungog, Salisbury, NSW
Situated on the riverwalk, this lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Barrington Tops National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mount Allyn Flora Reserve and Chichester ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"Great location for amazing trails. Wonderful hosts and accommodation. Will look forward to our next visit!"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

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Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
4 out of 5
2490 Salisbury Road, Salisbury, NSW
Situated in a national park, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Barrington Tops National Park and Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Phytophthora ...
3.9/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
"The setting stunning the accomodation first clsss an absolutely brilliant place"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2019

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Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
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The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains
The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains
2940 Salisbury Road, Salisbury, NSW
The Cabin - Your Eco Place In the Mountains
Salisbury Lodges
Salisbury Lodges
4 out of 5
2930 Salisbury Road, via Dungog, Salisbury, NSW
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Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
4 out of 5
2490 Salisbury Road, Salisbury, NSW
Barrington Wilderness Cedar Lodge Accommodation
Woll on Kerripit - 4 Br House overlooking the Kerripit River
Woll on Kerripit - 4 Br House overlooking the Kerripit River
Rawdon Vale Rd, Rawdon Vale, NSW
Woll on Kerripit - 4 Br House overlooking the Kerripit River
Barrington Tops Nest
Barrington Tops Nest
3.5 out of 5
1953 Chichester Dam Road, Bandon Grove, NSW
Barrington Tops Nest
Blackwattle at Barrington Tops
Blackwattle at Barrington Tops
3.5 out of 5
Lot 12, Bandon Grove, NSW
Blackwattle at Barrington Tops
Bluegums Cabins Barrington Tops
Bluegums Cabins Barrington Tops
3.5 out of 5
Lot 2, 1953 Chichester Dam Road, Bandon Grove, NSW
Bluegums Cabins Barrington Tops
Country escape with all the comforts of home.
Country escape with all the comforts of home.
Lot 12 Barrington Wilderness Estate, Chichester Dam Rd Bandon Grove, Bandon Grove, NSW
Country escape with all the comforts of home.
Nirvana Spiritual Retreat
Nirvana Spiritual Retreat
3.5 out of 5
384 Jems Creek Rd, Cobark, NSW
Nirvana Spiritual Retreat
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