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Published April 22nd 2016
Be lost in it all at this World Heritage National Park
Covering more than 95,000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness, this World Heritage National Park is a must-see destination. With an almost mystical reputation (aeroplanes have been lost and never found within the Park and convicts on the run have hidden amongst its deep forest for years), and with many attractions for everyone, Barrington Tops National Park is certainly filled with beauty, history, and hidden gems and it is definitely a must visit!
Awe-inspiring views from the Andrew Laurie Lookout...
Barrington Tops National Park is around three hours drive north of Sydney and you cannot help but immerse yourself in this World Heritage listed National Park, with its many enchanting rainforests, easy walks to overnight hikes, perfect picnic spots, fishing, camping, birdwatching and wildlife spotting all awaiting you to discover.
There are plenty of adventures to undertake from kayaking to mountain biking, admiring stunning rock formations, being 'lost in it all' at the many lookouts, admiring waterfalls and exploring the flora and fauna, there is something for everyone!
This unspoilt wilderness takes you to a world of wonderful natural expanse from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forest to sub-alpine woodlands.
Taking a lovely stroll through the trees at Jerusalem Creek...
Explore different types of walks from the Polblue Swamp Walk, where you discover a swamp hidden at this National Park or take one of the walks where you discover one of the many beautiful waterfalls like the walk at Gloucester Falls Walking Track or Jerusalem Creek Trail, cross rivers by foot or take a "off road" 4WD river adventure...whatever it is, you will certainly want to keep coming back to Barrington Tops National Park.
There are plenty of lookouts to admire and picnic spots to take a break before discovering the next attraction, be sure to add this to your bucket list as you will certainly not be disappointed with the sites on offer!
A spectacular view of the mountains from Devils Hole Lookout...
Where:Barrington Tops National Park, Southern end access: Salisbury Rd, Chichester (near Dungog), Eastern end access: From Gloucester take Bucketts Way then left turn at Gloucester Tops Rd, & Northern end access: from Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way which