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Blue Gum Bushwalk

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Published March 10th 2016
An enchanting walk through a rainforest
In the depths of the breathtaking Barrington Tops National Park, a bushwalk awaits to be ‎conquered. ‎

The enchanting ancient trees towering over this breathtaking rainforest

The Blue Gum Loop Trail is an easy 3.5km (approximately an hour and a half) bushwalk that takes you ‎on a delightful journey through patches of untouched forest, spectacular cascades, a rainforest ‎filled with ancient trees and scents of eucalyptus, ferns and finally the crossing of the ‎magnificent Williams River.‎

View of the tranquil Williams River from the bridge

The loop trail bushwalk intrigues with the outstanding rainforest of blue gums near Williams River, ‎where awe-inspiring scenic views and secluded picnic spots are offered. As you wander on the trail ‎you can spot short detours that lead to the breathtaking Fern Creek cascades, where ‎temptation takes hold and unrolling the picnic blanket is a must!

After taking a break of seclusion and exploring the scents and sounds, back across the river the ‎track welcomes you to an enchanting patch of ancient rainforest, where birds and their nests can ‎be spotted. As you near the end of this beautiful bushwalk, young Sydney Blue Gum soar above and more small side-track detours can be found that lead to secluded river spots including ‎Crystal Pools, where you can round off your walk with a refreshing swim. ‎

This delightful riverside bushwalk offers spectacular views of the Williams River while crossing a ‎high steel span bridge. Glimpses of the river can also be seen, as well as experienced, on ‎detour spots throughout the walk. It is a must do activity when visiting the mighty Barrington Tops ‎National Park!‎

To get to Blue Gum loop walk take Chichester Dam Rd from Dungog for approximately 10km, then ‎turn left into Salisbury Rd and continue for around 30km till you see the signs to the Williams River ‎Picnic Area - the walk begins from the picnic area.

The many walking paths on the trail
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Why? The perfect outdoor experience
When: All year round
Where: Barrington Tops National Park, Salisbury Rd, Chichester (near Dungog)
Cost: Free
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