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BARRINGTON TOPS

The Barrington Tops World heritage listed National Park is one of the natural wonders of New South Wales.

The 80,000 hectare reserve features rugged mountains, gorges and rain forest. It provides habitat for an enormous diversity of plant and animal life.

For a brief visit or an extended holiday the Barrington Tops area offers a broad appeal.

Experience the natural splendour of Barrington Tops National Park where serenity and wilderness surround you.

The Eastern and southern slopes of the Barrington Tops plateau lead down from lush and pristine forests through rolling farmland to towns that retain the charm of yesteryear.

An ideal holiday destination for those who wish simply to take it easy and enjoy the view and those who seek the adventure of cascading rivers and primeval wilderness.

The area sits nicely in the middle as the northern limit of range for many southern Australian plant species and the southern limit for more tropical vegetation. More than fifty plants and animals of the Barringtons are listed as rare or threatened.

Gloucester, situated in a picturesque valley,with its close proximity to the Barrington Tops, is the perfect base from which to go for a drive and enjoy breathtaking views,dramatic mountain ranges and beautiful rivers and valleys.

Dungog, located in the picturesque Williams River Valley and gateway to the Barrington Tops is an ideal destination for a short break and only 45 minutes to the foothills of the Barrington Tops World Heritage National Park.