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Jerusalem Creek trail

Barrington Tops National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jerusalem Creek trail.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    2km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Jerusalem Creek trail starts at Jerusalem Creek picnic area in the southern precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get to this part of Barrington Tops National Park from Dungog:

    • Take Chichester Dam Road to the north
    • Then stay right on Wangat Trig Road which becomes Wangat Road
    • Take the left turn to Jerusalem Creek Falls and picnic area just before you reach Middle Ridge Road.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Jerusalem Creek 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.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    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.

    Jerusalem Creek trail

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    Park info

    View from Thunderbolt's lookout, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund