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Barrington Tops See & Do

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.


Chichester Dam
Chichester Dam was constructed between 1917 and 1926 and is a minor concrete gravity dam, upstream of Dungog, in the Hunter Region.

The catchment for Chichester Dam is largely within the Barrington Tops National Park, and as a result it is one of the most pristine catchments in Australia. Wood is located in near barbecue or bring own gas barbecue.


Jerusalem Creek Trail
For a revitalising walk through one of the largest sections of protected temperate and subtropical rainforest in Australia, try Jerusalem Creek trail World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog. A medium track passing waterfalls and creeks, it's a perfect nature break and excellent for birdwatching. From Jerusalem Creek picnic area, head downhill through subtropical rainforest of towering tallowwoods.

Barrington Outdoor Adventures
Barrington Outdoor Adventures are the outdoor adventure specialists for World Heritage Barrington Tops, with exciting adventure tours just an hour off the legendary Pacific Coast touring route.

Try exciting white water adventures by kayak or canoe, or go mountain biking across high green forests. Join a guided tour graded to suit your experience with all equipment provided, or hire paddling equipment to paddle at your own pace. Plus shop in-store or online for all your outdoor adventure gear needs.

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.


Rocky Crossing Walk - Salisbury
This easy yet lengthy walking track offers subtropical delights as it winds through scenic Williams River valley from Williams River picnic area, with magnificent rainforest views. Take your time and experience a natural wonderland brimming with chances for wildlife spotting and birdwatching in the lush southern reaches of Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog.