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Barrington Tops Overview

Wilderness, rainforest, wild rivers, steep ridges are words that describe the magnificent World Heritage listed Barrington Tops. Barrington Tops National Park lies north of Newcastle and between Scone, Dungog and Gloucester.

The area appeals to those simply wanting to take it easy and enjoy the view and to others seeking adventure in wild and scenic country.

The varied plant life of the park ranges from sub tropical rainforest and Antarctic Beech rainforest to subalpine grasslands and swamp and the park is home to over 390 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.

The Barrington Tops plateau has a host of facilities accessible to the visitor via Scone. Enjoy the scenic drive along Barrington Tops Forest Road and stop off at many of the lookouts for fantastic views over the Hunter Valley. There are plenty of picnic areas for the day traveller and for those seeking a wilderness experience; camping facilities are available at Polblue, Horse Swamp, Junction Pools, Little Murray, Devils Hole, Gummi Falls, Manning River, Dilgry and Banksia.

Of course your trip to Barington Tops wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of the many walks or hikes on offer throughout the park ranging from easy strolls to more difficult treks.

The Barrington Tops plateau has a host of facilities accessible to the visitor via Scone. Enjoy the scenic drive along Barrington Tops Forest Road and stop off at many of the lookouts for fantastic views over the Hunter Valley. There are plenty of picnic areas for the day traveller and for those seeking a wilderness experience; camping facilities are available at Polblue, Horse Swamp, Junction Pools, Little Murray, Devils Hole, Gummi Falls, Manning River, Dilgry and Banksia.

Of course your trip to Barington Tops wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of the many walks or hikes on offer throughout the park ranging from easy strolls to more difficult treks.