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Barrington Tops Must Do's

Barrington Tops National Park
The rainforests of World Heritage 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 1500m 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.


Upper Allyn River (Chichester State Forest)
Some beautiful visitor areas in the State forests of the Lower Barrington Tops can be found in Chichester State Forest, accessed via Dungog or Gresford.

Access to sites around Allyn River is via Dungog or Gresford, about 2 hours drive from Newcastle. Coming from Gresford, the road crosses a number of causeways that may be impassable during periods of heavy rain.