Barrington Tops National Park is located some 320 km north of Sydney and about 37km of Dungog. Carved out of an ancient volcano, it rises from near sea level to over 1500m.There are some trails in the north of the park that are 4WD-only access, including the Barrington Trail. The Barrington Trail is about 15km long and is only accessible by 4wd. Unfortunately the Barrington Trail is closed between 1 June and 30 September each year.
-- EDITED BY JIM --
there is 1500 acres of 4wd tracks at the back of gloucester tops caravan park easy meduim and hard they call it the forest of fun and we know why now
|Seasonal closures. Forest Rd and easy 4wd track to Junction Pools. Track to Mt Barrington was closed. Tough tracks in the State forest adjacent to the park.
|Oct 27, 2012
|Such a great drive out from the back of the town of Gloucester.. Nice fords to splash through and a winding road through the forrest to the top for a great walk to the falls
|Jun 16, 2012
|Have explored almost all of this region. Most of the alpine region is south towards Junction Pools. North is better for 4x4 and hunters.
|Feb 18, 2012
|Travelled from Glouster tops to the Allyn River using State Forest and NP roads. Beautiful part of the "Tops". Headed south thru Berrico. Sign says no thru road and locked gate ahead, but had a clear run. Cleared a few trees of the road along the way.
|Jan 18, 2011
|Went on the main road and did the Barrington Trail while camping at Junction Pools. Definitely coming back
|Dec 28, 2009
|Middle Earth '09. As Frosty said, easy tracks but very scenic. Loved the views from all points.
|Oct 10, 2009
|Middle earth 09 Very easy driving and very scenic. Could be fun in wet or snow.
|Oct 3, 2009
|Jul 10, 2009
|middle earth trip
|Jul 4, 2009
|Drove across the tops a month before its closed and was stunned by the views from the lookouts and also the top of the drive from Moonan Flats. The barrington top trail was closed part way along so thats enough of an excuse to try again next year.
|May 2, 2009
|Nice easy going down to Junction Pools camping ground for a weekend.Travelled alongPolblue Ridge road,Barrington Trail,Paddys Ridge Trail.All good and no problems even after some rain.Went down the Bungaree Trail towards Moonan Brook,road closed due to hoolies on their bikes from Scone.Very difficult going up Bungaree Trail ended up winching ourselves out as the surface was far to loose to get any grip .Great fun especially when the winch over heated and we still had another 70m to go.The best tasting beer when we got to the top!!!
|Jan 23, 2009
|Something for everyone - lots of lovely camping. Do tread gently and take you rubbish with you, so everything stays open.
|Jul 10, 2008
|Polue blue finaly seen a little snow there track was bit muddy
|Jul 1, 2007
|fun while working at glouster
|Sep 15, 2006
|This is a massive mountain with tracks from all sides. have been coming here for years. Most of the mountain has been closed and there no real 4wding here anymore and most of the viewing areas have over grown or been closed too. the regrowth is beautiful and on the south side of the mountain there is a small museum of logging equipment.
|Aug 8, 2001