Barrington Tops National Park

Landscape and Geology

Where to see some of the park's landscapes and features

Black Swamp campground

This small and secluded camping spot is perfect for adventurous campers who love the opportunity to experience the remote and wild regions. Black Swamp campground, accessed via Aeroplane Hill walking track or Careys Peak walking track, is perched on the edge of a unique sub-alpine wetland, providing habitat for many unique plants and wildlife.

The swamps of the high plateau of Barrington Tops National Park have been declared an endangered ecological community and protect many threatened species including the broad-toothed rat and the glandular frog.

After a day of walking the trails of the high country, cook up a hearty meal, and enjoy a night in the pristine wilderness with the light of the stars and moon above. As you drift off to sleep, you might hear the call of the powerful owl ringing through the snowgums into your dreams.

Activities: camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing, fishing

Location:  shown on Mount Barrington map

Getting there: Black Swamp campground is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. The campground can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 12.5km to Junction Pools campground
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
  • From Junction Pools campground follow Aeroplane Hill walking track for approximately 4km to the campground

Alternatively, if starting from Mount Barrington picnic area:

  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic area
  • From Mount Barrington picnic area follow Careys Peak walking track for approximately 10km to the campground

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: trackhead/access point

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Careys Peak lookout

You’ll feel on top of the world gazing across the rugged gorges and dramatic mountain ranges of Barrington Tops National Park from Careys Peak lookout. At 1,544m, this walk-in lookout is one of the highest points in the park and a popular destination for bushwalkers, via Careys Peak walking track.

From the summit, you’ll be standing on the edge of the plateau, surrounded by World Heritage-listed wilderness. Notice how the steep ridges run south like the fingers of an outstretched hand. On a clear day, you can see from the Blue Mountains across to the Stockton sand dunes near Newcastle.

Enjoy a well-earned picnic stop, with a spectacular backdrop, before heading back by walking track to Mount Barrington picnic area. If you want to make a weekend of it, it’s a medium walk to Wombat Creek campground or Black Swamp campground for a high-altitude evening beneath the stars.

Activities: birdwatching, sightseeing, photography

Location:  shown on Mount Barrington map

Getting there: Careys Peak lookout is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. The lookout can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic area
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
  • From Mount Barrington picnic area follow Careys Peak walking track to the lookout

Alternatively, the lookout can also be accessed via:

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: lookout

Devils Hole campground and picnic area

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. The toilets at Devils Hole lookout and picnic area are wheelchair-accessible.

At an altitude of 1,400m, Devils Hole campground is probably one of Australia’s highest camping spots. Sat upon the spectacular sub-alpine country of Barrington Tops National Park, it’s a fabulous base for exploring this important refuge for cold-climate woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife.

Pitch your tent or park the trailer among the snow gums in this superb little campsite. Or simply stop for a picnic before heading across the road to take in the views from Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area across the Barrington wilderness. For more views try the nearby Thunderbolts lookout.

As the evening settles in, light up a campfire, cook a feast, and enjoy the sounds of the bush beneath a blanket of stars. Grab the torch for some night-spotting, with the chance to see greater gliders, spotted-tail quolls, and perhaps the rare powerful owl.

Activities: camping, sightseeing, picnics and barbecues, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Polblue, Devils Hole map

Getting there: Devils Hole campground and picnic area is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The campground and picnic area is located on the right after passing Thunderbolts lookout

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, lookout, trackhead/access point

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Gloucester Falls picnic area

Deep in the Gloucester Tops in Barrington Tops National Park, this picnic area is a great base for exploring the surrounding unique rainforest. Gloucester Falls picnic area is a perfect destination for a family day trip where you’ll be walking through ancient forests and past glorious waterfalls.

Not far from Gloucester Tops picnic area, there are several small picnic spots dotted among snow and mountain gums. Nearby, a network of wonderful short walks is combined in scenic Gloucester Tops circuit walk. This medium walk takes in Antarctic beech trees, Gloucester Falls, and magnificent views across a variety of landscapes. 

As you unpack the picnic hamper in your own secluded spot, the call of the eastern whip-bird might be heard echoing through the trees. Nearby interpretive signs will help you make the most of your visit to this spectacular, historic wilderness area.

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Getting there: Gloucester Falls picnic area is in the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
  • Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River
  • Continue past the river for approximately 40 minutes
  • Take the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area
  • Turn left here and continue to Gloucester Falls picnic area

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, carpark, non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Gloucester River campground

Wheelchair access: medium
Assistance may be required to access this area. This is a flat and secluded area suitable for wheelchair-based camping. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available.

This is a picturesque riverside camping and picnic area on the eastern edge of Barrington Tops National Park. With caravan parking and ramped facility access, Gloucester River campground is a great spot for families and groups of all ages who love wide open, natural spaces.

Pick your spot beside the flowing river and set up your campsite among the trees. With shady spots and spacious grassy areas, there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around while you relax. Spend a couple of peaceful days swimming in the river and exploring Sharpes Creek walking track and Gloucester River walking track.

Keep your eye out for wildlife like red-necked pademelons, brush turkeys, and lyrebirds, all often spotted during the day. At night, while sitting around the campfire, you might hear the call of the powerful owl cutting through the frog chorus.

Activities: camping, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Gloucester River map

Getting there: Gloucester River campground is in the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
  • Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River campground

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Camping fees: $10 per adult per night. $5 per child per night.

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Gloucester Tops picnic area

If you’re looking for a relaxing and refreshing day out head to Gloucester Tops picnic area. Not far from Gloucester, it’s a great base for exploring the unbelievably beautiful walks in the eastern part of Barrington Tops National Park.

Choose from the easy Gloucester Falls walking track or River walking track or try the Antarctic Beech Forest walking track. If you’re after a longer walk, you can combine all three together to make the Gloucester Tops circuit that will take around four hours to complete. You’re bound to enjoy the scenery and be sure to keep an eye out for some of the park’s resident birds.

The picnic area has tables so make sure you bring some tasty lunch to enjoy before or after a stroll in the park.

Activities: walking, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Location:  shown on Gloucester Tops map

Getting there: Gloucester Tops picnic area is in the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
  • Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River
  • Continue past the river for approximately 40 minutes
  • Take the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point, carpark

Gummi Falls campground

If you like to answer the call of the wild with a night in the rugged wilderness, then head for the remote beauty of Gummi campground on the northern boundary of Barrington Tops National Park. Roughly halfway between Scone and Gloucester, you’ll need a 4WD to get to this remote camping spot, high in the sub-alpine region.

Spend your days fishing in the crystal clear Manning River, or explore the high country trails on horseback or mountain bike. Wildlife is plentiful in this unspoilt region, so keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wombats, and the rare, elusive long-nosed potaroo.

After an evening meal around the campfire, try a little stargazing or get out the torch to try and catch a glimpse of greater gliders, spotted-tailed quoll, and the rare powerful owl.

Activities: camping, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Polblue, Devils Hole map

Getting there: Gummi Falls campground is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • Access is via Bullock Brush trail off Tubrabucca Road
  • The campground is 80km east of Scone or 80km west of Gloucester

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Scone, Phone: 02 6540 2300

Honeysuckle picnic area

Perched on the edge of the escarpment near the northernmost entrance to Barrington Tops National Park near Gloucester, Honeysuckle picnic area is an ideal spot for a break. Perfect for a touring holiday, it’s a great introduction to the magnificent plateau region of this unique World Heritage-listed park.

As soon as you get out of the car, you’ll notice the clear crisp mountain air and perhaps feel its impact on your appetite. Unpack the picnic hamper and savour a leisurely lunch while planning your exploration of the high country. If you feel like stretching your legs, the short Honeysuckle Forest track will help you get your bearings.

For scenic mountain views, try Thunderbolts lookout and walking track, a short drive away. For a camping adventure high in the sub-alpine region, try nearby Devils Hole campground and picnic area.

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Polblue, Devils Hole map

Getting there: Honeysuckle picnic area is in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The picnic area is on the left near the northern entrance to the park

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point


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Commercial activity

Dam It Getaway Accommodation and Tours

Dam It Getaway Tours is a small, privately owned company offering tours into Barrington Tops National Park (including Gloucester Tops). We can run small tours for four people (minimum 2) in our 4WD, or up to 20 people in our bus. A package can be worked out to suit your needs; please contact us for more details.

More info: Dam It Getaway Accommodation & Tours, Phone: 02 6558 4272 (international +612 6558 4272)

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Horse Swamp campground

For a change of scenery, visit this remote camping spot high on the plateau of Barrington Tops National Park; it provides fresh mountain air and refreshing landscape to match. Load up the 4WD with your mountain bikes and head to rustic Horse Swamp campground - a remote natural getaway, between Scone and Gloucester.

Set up camp among the rippled snow plains, dotted with snowgums in this secluded campground near Polblue campground. Your neighbours will most likely include wombats and eastern grey kangaroos. When you’re ready to explore, grab your mountain bike and head for the bike-friendly trails, such as Careys Peak lookout.

At night, stoke up a fire for a barbecue feast and settle back to listen to the nocturnal orchestra, under a thick blanket of stars. Grab a torch for the opportunity to see possums, greater gliders and, perhaps, a powerful owl.

Activities: camping, picnics and barbecues, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Horse Swamp campground is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there: 

From Gloucester:

  • Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • 5km past Polblue campground, turn right into Tubrabucca Road.
  • Travel 2 km to arrive at Horse Swamp campground

From Scone:

  • Take Grundy Road to Moonan Flat and take Moonan Brook Road
  • Turn left into Barrington Tops Forest Road
  • Travel 2km past the Dingo Gate on Barrington Tops Forest Road
  • Turn left onto Tubrabucca Road
  • Travel 2km to arrive at Horse Swamp campground

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Dry weather only.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), carpark, trackhead/access point

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Scone, Phone: 02 6540 2300

Jerusalem Creek picnic area

This remote picnic spot, in the most southerly entrance to Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog, is a great escape from the modern world. Jerusalem Creek picnic area offers a rare opportunity to experience the splendour of subtropical rainforest, in this World Heritage-listed park.

Work up an appetite with a walk along Jerusalem Creek trail, passing waterfalls and creeks before heading back for a leisurely lunch among the blue gums and turpentine. The picnic spot is great for birdwatching, so take your binoculars.

This protected wilderness provides habitat for a wide range of plants and animals, including more than 50 rare or threatened species, however you’re more likely to see satin bower birds, wompoo fruit-doves, king parrots, glossy black cockatoos, and lyrebirds.

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Jerusalem Creek picnic area is in the southern precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get to this part of Barrington Tops National Park from Dungog, take Wangat Road north, which becomes Chichester Dam Road, then Wangat Trig Road and Wangat Road again.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Junction Pools campground

If you yearn to camp under the stars and enjoy a remote wilderness experience, load up the 4WD and head to Junction Pools campground. High in the pristine wilderness of the plateau country within Barrington Tops National Park, between Scone and Gloucester, you’ll experience the unique landscape of sub-alpine wetlands that hark back to the last ice age.

While this remote region houses many unique species, you’re more likely to see eastern grey kangaroos, wombats, and swamp wallabies grazing the grasslands and open forests of the plateau country. Swim the cool, clear mountain streams, try your hand at trout fishing or hike along the Aeroplane Hill walking track. When night settles in, cook up the catch of the day over a campfire and soak up the sounds of the bush.

Activities: camping, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Mount Barrington map

Getting there: Junction Pools campground is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 12.5km to Junction Pools campground
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Camping fees: : $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Commercial activity

Dam It Getaway Accommodation and Tours

Dam It Getaway Tours is a small, privately owned company offering tours into Barrington Tops National Park (including Gloucester Tops). We can run small tours for four people (minimum 2) in our 4WD, or up to 20 people in our bus. A package can be worked out to suit your needs; please contact us for more details.

More info: Dam It Getaway Accommodation & Tours, Phone: 02 6558 4272 (international +612 6558 4272)

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Lagoon Pinch picnic area

Picturesque forest makes a perfect backdrop for a picnic in the southern section of Barrington Tops National Park. Lagoon Pinch picnic area perches on the edge of a vast wilderness of deep gorges and wild rivers and is a popular starting point for several walking tracks.

Here, the weather can change rapidly and you’re as likely to be munching your sandwiches surrounded by mist or drenched in sunshine. Brush turkeys and satin bower birds are a common sight around here. You might also glimpse a red-legged pademelon grazing on forest leaves, or hear the piercing cry of the lyrebird ringing out through the forest.

Experienced bushwalkers will relish the challenging Corker trail. If your pace is more leisurely, the Rocky Crossing walk takes you along the picturesque fern-lined river.

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Lagoon Pinch to Williams River map

Getting there: Lagoon Pinch picnic area is in the Lagoon Pinch to Williams River precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10km
  • Turn left into Salisbury Road
  • Continue on for approximately 40km, taking Williams Top Road, and follow the signs to the picnic area.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables

Little Murray campground

When it’s time to head for the hills, why not go all the way to the plateau country of Barrington Tops National Park? This remote campground offers a unique wilderness getaway accessed via 4WD. Although only three hours from Newcastle, you'll be waking here to a dawn chorus of birdsong.

Set up your campsite before exploring the magnificent high country. The swamps of the plateau region have been declared an endangered ecological community as there are numerous rare and unique species that call this area home, such as the broad-toothed rat. However, you’re more likely to see flame robins and Richards pipets among the trees, and grazing red-necked wallabies.

Walk or cycle to spectacular Careys Peak lookout or plan your bushwalk via Link trail – Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak. If your style is more leisurely, try your hand at fishing and cook up your catch over a campfire.

Activities: camping, picnics and barbecues, birdwatching, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Polblue, Devils Hole map

Getting there: Little Murray campground is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 5km to Little Murray campground
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Mount Barrington picnic area

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

High in the ‘tops’ region of Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Barrington picnic area offers spellbinding views over the vast mountain ranges and the western fall of Barrington World Heritage wilderness park. While it’s not a formal lookout, you’ll still enjoy a ‘top of the world’ feeling as you soak in the scenery.

This spot is a fabulous base for exploring the sub-alpine region, whether you’re planning a camping holiday to Wombat Creek campground or a day walk along Careys Peak walking track. Or simply relish the impact of the crisp mountain air on your appetite and enjoy a picnic.

If you’re into birdwatching, be sure to look for flame robins and Richards pipets flitting among the branches of the snow gums. The nearby trails are also popular for mountain biking.

Activities: birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Mount Barrington map

Getting there: Mount Barrington picnic area is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic area
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)


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Closure

Vehicle access to Mount Barrington past Junction Pools

Due to the recent weather conditions, the last 5km of the Barrington trail (south) past Junction Pools turn-off is closed to all vehicle traffic. Visitors can still access Mount Barrington picnic area either on foot or by cycling this section of the trail. This closure does not affect the vehicle access to either Little Murray campground or Junction Pools campground. For further information and updates on the trail condition contact either Gloucester NPWS office (02) 6538 5300 or Scone NPWS office on (02) 6540 2300.

Thunderbolts lookout

Once a popular spot for bushrangers, it’s now visitors to Barrington Tops National Park who benefit from magnificent views at Thunderbolts lookout, near Scone. This short and easy walk will delight the senses as you gaze across World Heritage Barrington wilderness. It’s a perfect introduction to the unique delights of the plateau country, on a car touring day trip or camping holiday.

Passing through a majestic stand of Antarctic beech trees, where moss carpets the forest floor, look for delicate orchids high in the branches as you make your way to the lookout. Soak in the spectacular vista of the deep valley leading to Moppy River below and Mount Carson beyond. Wedge-tailed eagles often circle in the skies above, looking for prey.

When you’re ready for a bite, head to Honeysuckle picnic area for a leisurely lunch. If you’re hankering for a night under the stars, try nearby Devils Hole campground and picnic area.

Activities: sightseeing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Getting there: Thunderbolts lookout is in the Polblue and Devils Hole precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The lookout is located on the left after passing Honeysuckle picnic area
  • It is a short walk from the carpark to the lookout

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Williams River picnic area

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • This has a paved pathway, picnic tables and toilets that are suitable for wheelchairs
  • There is also paved access to the bridge over Williams River, which is a great lookout spot

Williams River picnic area, in the southern section of the park is a beautiful place for a family day out. There’s a lovely grassy area for family games or spot for children to play while the adults get the picnic or barbecue lunch ready.

Be sure to take the short paved walk to the bridge over the Williams River to catch the wonderful view of the river gorge.

If you’re after a longer walk, the Blue Gum loop trail takes you on an easy 3.5km circuit through rainforests and past crystal-clear streams. Look out for lyrebirds and brush turkeys fossicking on the forest floor. For a longer walk try Rocky Crossing walk to Lagoon Pinch picnic area.

Activities: walking, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Location:  shown on Lagoon Pinch to Williams River map

Getting there: Williams River picnic area is in the Lagoon Pinch to Williams River precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

  • Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10km
  • Turn left into Salisbury Road
  • Continue on for approximately 30km and look for the signs to the picnic area

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Wombat Creek campground

When you’re ready for a night under the stars, make tracks to walk-in Wombat Creek campground, high in the remote wilderness of Barrington Tops National Park. Due to its isolation, this unique, sub-alpine region is habitat for a range of rare and endangered species; have fun spotting these.

You’ll be ready to take a load off and boil the billy when you arrive. Only accessed by walking track, there’s a more leisurely path via Careys Peak lookout or the more challenging Corker trail. Either way, this rustic camping spot makes a great base to explore this wild wonderland.

At night, cook up a feast fit for all the bushrangers who’ve hidden out in these wild hills over the years. Go spotlighting for a chance to see possums as well as greater gliders, wombats, and bandicoots.

Activities: camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Mount Barrington map

Getting there: Wombat Creek campground is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. The campground can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic area
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
  • From Mount Barrington picnic area follow Careys Peak walking track to the campground

Alternatively, the campground can also be accessed via:

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only. Dry weather only.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Water is available from Wombat Creek, but it should be treated before drinking.