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Jerusalem Creek trail

Barrington Tops National Park


A medium walking track, Jerusalem Creek trail in World Heritage rainforest offers lookouts, waterfalls, and birdwatching at Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog.

Barrington Tops National Park
2km return
Time suggested
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade 4
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Jerusalem Creek trail can become boggy when it rains
  • Leeches of the wet forests are generally harmless, however during wet weather, please keep ankles and legs covered.
  • Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Jerusalem Creek picnic area

For a revitalising walk through one of the largest sections of protected temperate and subtropical rainforest in Australia, try Jerusalem Creek trail World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog. A medium track passing waterfalls and creeks, it’s a perfect nature break and excellent for birdwatching.

From Jerusalem Creek picnic area, head downhill through subtropical rainforest of towering tallowwoods and majestic Sydney blue gums. Listen out for the piping whistle of the eastern yellow robin and the call of the wompoo fruit-dove echoing through the canopy.

At picturesque Jerusalem Creek Falls, enjoy the scenic views from the lookout before retracing your steps or walking back via the road. Round off your walk with a hearty barbecue lunch on the shady tables at the picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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
    • 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
    • Scone
      (02) 6540 2300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 137 Kelly Street, Scone NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6545 9475
See more visitor info
View from Thunderbolt's lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund