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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

From Scone:

  • Take the Hunter Road from Scone
  • Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Turn into Barrington trail, which is on the right 1km past Polblue.
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31.
  • Follow Barrington trail for around 15km to Mount Barrington

Alternatively, the lookout can also be accessed via:

Road quality

Access via Gloucester or Scone requires a 4WD vehicle.

  • Unsealed roads

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at:

Best times to visit

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


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


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


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


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).



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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