Barrington Tops National Park

View across the valley at Barrington Tops National Park (Image: DECC)

This is a World Heritage park.

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No visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingCaravan sitesNo accommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsCar touring4WD touring routesNo canoeing opportunitiesNo sailing and boatingFishingSwimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

The rainforests of 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.

The park is a bushwalker’s paradise, with an excellent walking track network that includes short and easy walks to more difficult overnight hikes, with plenty of sites to set up a bush camp for the evening.

For those visiting for the day, there are lots of picnic and barbecue areas to enjoy, cycling trails to be explored and views from the park’s lookouts that need to be seen to be believed. Fishing is a popular activity in the park between October and May; you might catch a rainbow or brown trout.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Barrington Tops National Park.

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Polblue, Devils Hole::Devils Hole campground and picnic area
Devils Hole lookout
Gummi Falls campground
Honeysuckle Forest track
Honeysuckle picnic area
Little Murray campground
Polblue campground
Polblue Swamp track
Thunderbolts lookout
Lagoon Pinch to Williams River::Blue Gum loop trail
Lagoon Pinch picnic area
Rocky Crossing walk
Williams River picnic area
Mount Barrington::Aeroplane Hill walking track
Black Swamp campground
Careys Peak lookout
Careys Peak walking track
Corker trail
Junction Pools campground
Mount Barrington picnic area
Wombat Creek campground
Gloucester River::Gloucester River campground
Gloucester River walking track
Sharpes Creek walking track
Gloucester Tops::Andrew Laurie lookout
Antarctic Beech Forest walking track
Gloucester Falls lookout
Gloucester Falls walking track
Gloucester Tops circuit
Gloucester Tops picnic area
Mountaineer-Glowang trail
River walking track
Jerusalem Creek trail:: Distance: 2km
Walking: medium difficulty, 1 hour
Burraga Swamp walking track:: Distance: 1km
Walking: easy, 2 hours
Link Trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak:: Distance: 19km
Walking: medium difficulty, 6 hours
Horse Swamp campground:: Campground
Suitable for: Caravans, camper trailers and camping beside your vehicle
Facilities: non-flush toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), carpark, trackhead/access point
Jerusalem Creek picnic area:: Picnic area
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point
Mountaineer-Glowang trail:: Distance: 15km
Walking: medium difficulty, 5 hours

These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.