Despite being just a few hours drive from Sydney, the sweeping mountain valleys, lush rainforests and thundering waterfalls of the Barrington Tops National Park are a world away from the city. Spread over more than 83,000 hectares, the national park lies on the rugged Barrington Plateau and forms part of the UNESCO-listed Gondwana rainforests, one of Australia’s most diverse ecosystems.
Popular activities within the park include hiking, mountain biking, 4WD tours, canoeing and horseback riding, while there are also ample opportunities for camping, fishing and picnicking. Wildlife enthusiasts will also be in their element with common sightings including grey kangaroos, wombats, pademelons and bats, and hundreds of bird species, including kookaburras, flame robins, cockatoos and rosellas.
Barrington Tops National Park is located in eastern New South Wales, around 250km north of Sydney.