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Corker trail

Barrington Tops National Park

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Challenging Corker trail is a hard mountain track with scenic views, from Lagoon Pinch to Careys Peak, in Barrington Tops National Park near Dungog.

Barrington Tops National Park
20km return
Time suggested
1 - 2 days
Grade 4
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What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Water is scarce on the dry ridges, so ensure you carry plenty of water.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • This challenging walk should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers with the ability to navigate rugged mountain terrain
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Corker trail can become boggy when it rains
  • Picnic facilities are located at Lagoon Pinch picnic area in the south
  • Toilets and camping facilities are located at Wombat Creek campground on Barrington Plateau

It’s not called Corker trail for nothing. This is a high altitude, high-octane adventure walk for fit and experienced bushwalkers in the rugged mountain country of Barrington Tops National Park. This challenging track follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Careys Peak on the Barrington Plateau. It won’t just be the scenery that will take your breath away.

Winding through a variety of vegetation, from tall open woodlands to lush rainforest and cool temperate stands of Antarctic beech, your vigorous effort will be rewarded with brilliant views near Corker Mountain. After that, the expansive snow gum woodlands, grassy plains, and swamps of the Barrington Tops plateau will roll out before you.

Why not pitch the tent at Wombat Creek campground, before taking in the inspiring views at Careys Peak lookout? Spend a night under the stars before heading back, or explore the plateau via a network of linked walks.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Sharps Creek track, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government