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Jerusalem Creek picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

For a day trip in the rainforest, remote Jerusalem Creek picnic area offers walking, picnicking, and birdwatching in the wilderness of Barrington Tops National Park near Dungog.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Price
Free
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Jerusalem Creek picnic area can become boggy when it rains

This remote picnic spot, in the most southerly entrance to Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog, is a great escape from the modern world. Jerusalem Creek picnic area offers a rare opportunity to experience the splendour of subtropical rainforest, in this World Heritage-listed park.

Work up an appetite with a walk along Jerusalem Creek trail, passing waterfalls and creeks before heading back for a leisurely lunch among the blue gums and turpentine. The picnic spot is great for birdwatching, so take your binoculars.

This protected wilderness provides habitat for a wide range of plants and animals, including more than 50 rare or threatened species, however you’re more likely to see satin bower birds, wompoo fruit-doves, king parrots, glossy black cockatoos, and lyrebirds.

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.

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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
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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) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 20 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
    • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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See more visitor info
Campground nestled amoung the gum trees. Photo: John Spencer