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Careys Peak lookout

Barrington Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Careys Peak lookout.

Getting there and parking

Careys Peak lookout is in the Barrington Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. The lookout can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

  • From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn left into Barrington trail at Barrington trail picnic area located on the left after passing Devils Hole
  • Follow Barrington trail for approximately 15km to Mount Barrington picnic area
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
  • From Mount Barrington picnic area follow Careys Peak walking track to the lookout

Alternatively, the lookout can also be accessed via:

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Mount Barrington picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Barrington Tops National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.

Spring

Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.

Summer

Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

Facilities

Toilets are located at Wombat Creek campground.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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