Trails open in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area

Some of the four-wheel drive trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area are to re-open for spring, following the winter seasonal closure.

Barrington Tops National Park, mountain landscape view

"Dry conditions mean that the Barrington, Paddys Ridge, Green Gap and Butchers Swamp Trails will open early this year from Friday 28 September," NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Barrington Tops Area Manager, Anthony Signor said.

"Visitors can access and enjoy these sites on the October long weekend and from the start of the school holidays.

"Barrington Trail (south) from Junction Pools to Mount Barrington, as well as Tugalow and Thunderbolts Trails, will remain closed depending on trail conditions", he said.

Camping areas accessible by 4WDs over the October long weekend include:

  • Little Murray
  • Junction Pools
  • Gummi Falls.

"Visitors are also reminded that Junction Pools camping area is not suitable for camper trailers, which are better off being set up at Little Murray," Mr Signor said.

"To ensure visitor safety and minimise trail damage during extended wet periods, some four-wheel drive trails in Barrington Tops are closed during the winter months," he said.

For information on current closures or visitor information about Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area, please visit: Barrington Tops National Park, or contact NPWS Gloucester on: 02 6558 5300 or NPWS Scone on: 02 6540 2300, or the visitor information centres at Gloucester and Scone.