Barrington Tops is World Heritage wilderness just three hours north of Sydney, Australia.
Covering more than 95,000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness, this is a must-see destination with an almost mystical reputation….. aeroplanes have been lost and never found within it and convicts on the run have hidden amongst its deep forests for years!
There’s sparkling streams, waterfalls, lush rainforest canopies, the call of the wilderness… and much more. In winter the landscape transforms into crisp, cold winter days or low cloud and mist reflecting on an ancient world.
Snow in Barrington Tops is a big drawcard for visitors and the region gets a regular dusting of winter snow. During snowfall, Barrington Tops becomes shrouded in white as the forests and sub-alpine grasses capture the snow.
In summer the majestic Antarctic beech forests provides respite from the heat and temperature are some ten degrees cooler than the valley.
Adventure seekers can explore The Tops by hiking, mountain bike, trail bike, motorcross or 4WD. Escaping does not mean “doing it tough”. Accommodation ranges from 4 ½ star resorts to self-contained holiday houses, comfy cabins, bed and breakfasts, caravans, campervans and camping.
You can access the Barrington Tops from the south via Dungog, from the east and north from Gloucester or from the west from Scone. There’s events, attractions and activities taking place all year round. Discover outback adventures; tours and trails. Relax and do nothing or go bushwalking, four wheel driving, swimming, canoeing or horse riding.