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Williams River picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Williams River picnic area is a great day out in the park and is easily accessible from Dungog. Take a barbecue or picnic lunch and explore easy walking tracks nearby.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Please note
  • The road is sealed, however there’s a short section of gravel road before reaching the picnic area
  • You’ll need to bring drinking and cooking water with you
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Williams River picnic area, in the southern section of the park is a beautiful place for a family day out. There’s a lovely grassy area for family games or spot for children to play while the adults get the picnic or barbecue lunch ready.

Be sure to take the short paved walk to the bridge over the Williams River to catch the wonderful view of the river gorge.

If you’re after a longer walk, the Blue Gum loop trail takes you on an easy 3.5km circuit through rainforests and past crystal-clear streams. Look out for lyrebirds and brush turkeys fossicking on the forest floor. For a longer walk try Rocky Crossing walk to Lagoon Pinch picnic area.

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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Moss covered rocks. Photo: John Spencer