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Barrington trail

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Take the challenge of the Barrington Trail, a 4WD trail in Barrington Tops National Park. Open between October and May every year, plan your 4WD camping holiday now.

Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Distance
15km
Price
Free
Opening times

Barrington trail is closed 1 June to 30 September every year and may have to close at other times due to wet weather.

Barrington trail is a great drive or mountain bike, and there are spectacular views, an amazing array of forest habitats and clear mountain air to enjoy. Make sure you load your boot up with all your camping, walking and fishing gear to make the most of your visit to the park.

From October through to May every year the Barrington trail opens up to provide four-wheelers access to Little Murray campground (5km), Junction Pools campground (12.5km) and Mount Barrington picnic area (15km).

Stretch your legs along either Aeroplane Hill walking track or Careys Peak walking track. If you’re a keen photographer, bring your equipment along to capture misty forests, scenic streams and wonderfully varied bird and animal life.

Take a virtual tour of Barrington trail captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gloucester
      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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    • Scone
      (02) 6540 2300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 137 Kelly Street, Scone NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6545 9475
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See more visitor info
Looking along the Barrington Trail. Photo:John Spencer Copyright:NSW Government.