Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Royal National Park and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area Plan of Management
Barrington Tops and Mount Royal National Parks and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area are located approximately 90 kilometres north-west of Newcastle and cover a combined area of 89,299 hectares.
- 1 September 2010
- Department of Environment Climate Change and Water
Publication, Plan of management, Final
The parks protect rare and threatened species, many of which are highly sensitive such as the sub-alpine swamps and wetlands, as well as the southern-most part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. They include a large area of wilderness, and Mount Mackenzie which has been declared an Aboriginal Place.
From the early 20th century recreational use of the plateau became increasingly popular, as did scientific expeditions attracted by the diversity of plants and animals.