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Mountaineer-Glowang trail

Barrington Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mountaineer-Glowang trail.

Track grading

Features of this track


15km one-way


12hrs - 1 day

Quality of markings

Limited signage

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Very steep


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track

Getting there and parking

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    Mountaineer-Glowang trail starts at Wangat Road in Chichester State Forest on the south-eastern border of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

    • Take Chichester Dam Road north of Dungog for approximately 20km
    • Turn right into Wangat Road and drive to the end of the road for approximately 20km

    Alternatively, if starting from Gloucester Tops picnic area:

    • From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
    • Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River
    • Continue past the river for approximately 40 minutes
    • Take the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area

    Park entry points


    Parking is available at either end of the walk, on Wangat Road and at Gloucester Tops 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.


    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 and picnic facilities are located at Gloucester Falls picnic area

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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 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).

    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.



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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